George and I spent many years sponsoring church youth groups. At the church in Big Spring, TX, the kids–from fourth to seventh grade–loved my brownies, homemade and fudgy. One Sunday, I didn’t have time to whip up a batch from scratch so I pulled out a mix. To make it special, I cut up cream cheese into little chunks and stirred them in. After I pulled them out of the oven, I took a deep breath. They looked and smelled wonderful. No one could figure out they were from a mix.
When I set the plate before the group, each took a brownie and studied it. In unison they said, “What are those white things?” I said, “Cream cheese.” Again, as one, they looked at me in horror and asked, “You put cheese in brownies?”
They didn’t find this addition in the least bit special. When I cleaned up the plates, each had a pile of tiny chunks of cream cheese.
Do you have a favorite story about young people and/or favorite recipes? I’d love to hear them.