I’m in a little need of some chocolate therapy
My life as a soccer player ended on Wednesday and it was nothing short of devastating.
Everyone else in my senior class was getting all sad and sentimental about graduation tomorrow, but I can honestly say I truly felt nothing until Wednesday night when we lost that game. I really didn’t even feel like I was graduating. It felt like no big deal, like I was going to be back in the high school halls come August.
After double overtime and penalty kicks, after losing the sectional semi-final game, I felt like a part of my childhood ended. No more tournaments, no more full-field suicide runs, no more shooting drills, no more will I be able to lace those cleats on for another real game. It finally hit me that soccer was over and high school was done.
I have had the best parents, some great coaches, and loads of unforgettable teammates that have become friend I will have for life.
Needless to say, there was lots of crying. “Lots” is an understatement. So I present you all some double chocolate brownies that can cushion any sorrow!
Double Chocolate Brownies
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder (I used dark cocoa powder)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350˚F and spray a 8×8 square pan with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Stir in chocolate chips.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Pour batter into prepared baking pan and bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for about 45 minutes, then cut into squares. Enjoy!
Random Fact of the Day: Jennifer Aniston’s original name is Jennifer Anastassakis