Brownies and Bitches

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It is 5 am and I haven’t slept.  Sleepless in NY, LA  it doesn’t matter where I lay my head the eyes do not close and sleep does not take over my drenched body. A nocturnal side effect of menopause.

The only plus to insomnia is that it is context for creating great recipes and story lines when there is nothing else to do, except maybe sneak into the kitchen and eat a frozen sweet treat.

My before sunrise cogitation was about how much I enjoy women, but am often surprised and dismayed by the non-collaborative and unsupportive attitude of many of our sex in the workplace. This contradiction has been niggling at me for many years, but weighs heavily since I started blogging. So much of the dialog I have with women ends in a discussion about how bipolar we can be  at the office.

I would love for my readers to weigh in…initially, survey says that women are driven in equal measure by ambition and by jealousy which then translates into why “her and not me,” resentment that another woman is very good at her job, dresses well, has a smokin’ body or is just so damn funny and engaging…you get the picture. Female co-workers are often difficult to embrace and to open up to. Knowing our gender as we do, we worry about being tomorrow’s ‘water cooler fodder’.

Women experience the same physical trials and tribulation such as menstruation, childbirth, menopause and that old standby,” I am fat” syndrome. We suffer together so we should stand together. The fact that we have to endure all that and also pay for Tampax should unite us rather than break us apart. We all want strong relationships, rewarding lives and unanimously agree that we speak a different language from our male counterparts. Figuring out man-speak should ally us. So why are so many women each other’s worst enemy?
I want to be surrounded by smart, beautiful, over-achieving women. Won’t that make us all  look better?! I have worked predominantly in sports and music, both male dominated industries. One would think that women would team up, yet this is often not the case. In multiple decades, I can only think of 2 women that ever had my back.  The glass ceiling remains bullet proof because women work against rather than for each other.

Let’s band together as sisters and  further our revolution…..

Bonding Brownies

1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 1/2 oz. unsweetened chocolate (3 bars)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

12 cup aluminized steel cupcake pan

cupcake baking cups

Thoroughly cream 1/2 cup butter(melt in microwave for 40 seconds and check as you don’t want a butter bomb to clean up!) and 1 cup sugar.  Add 2 well beaten eggs. Blend in 2 1/2 oz. of melted unsweetened chocolate. Add 1 tsp vanilla and stir in 1/2 cup flour. Optional:  1/2 cup chopped walnuts. Spray  cupcake pan with PAM (cooking crack) and place cupcake baking cups in each slot. Use an ice cream scoop which is  3/4 filled with brownie mixture.

Bake for 20 minutes in a pre-heated 350 degree oven .  Share with your female colleagues.

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