I couldn’t have showed up on Valentine’s Day without some chocolaty pleasure. So here it is my friend, fudgy Raspberry Brownies. The combination of raspberry and chocolate is heavenly to me. I have paired these two several times before and it’s always a tasty indulgence. This time, I made the brownies especially for my little fella and his classmates. They have the Valentine’s Day celebration in school. I wish I could attend too. Can you imagine, how much cuteness overload it will get with all the little kids singing, “Happy Valentines Day”!
It’s been three weeks since Avyan started preschool. He has never been away from me so we were not sure what to expect. When we took him for enrollment, he instantly got himself settled in one of the colorful chairs with the other kids. It did take us by surprise and I kept my fingers crossed. We stayed there for a while to see his reaction. He was absolutely enjoying it with all the toys and so many kids! So, we went ahead and enrolled him. On the first day of his preschool, Arvind took off from work and we had our first lunch date in years. We had completely forgotten what it was like to eat out without rushing! It was a much-needed break for us.
The first day of preschool was pretty smooth, but the next two weeks was not easy. Although he walked out of the door carrying his lunch bag quite responsibly, there were always a few moments of tears when Arvind dropped him at school. Thankfully, we never got a call back and as it turned out, he was fine once he got settled.
I was worried it will take at least a couple of months for him to settle but surprisingly, from the third week, things got suddenly stable. No more tears and Avyan started to enjoy the entire routine. Now, he looks forward to going to school. And I look forward to my three days of freedom.
With toddlers, I had to think hard as to what could I pack as a treat. Chocolaty for sure, but also it had to be something easy to eat. And brownies just happen to be everybody’s favorite. These raspberry brownies are super easy to prepare. Just melt the chocolate, melt the butter, and mix everything in a bowl. No fancy gadget required. It turns out wonderfully fudgy with the goodness of raspberry.