I don't enlist the help of caterers very often. I hate to admit it but, it's partly because of my pride.😬 I'm in the food business and I feel like I should be able to handle the food for my own parties. 🌮It's also because it's not always in my budget to order food from an outside source. Not to mention the fact that I really enjoy making party food. I wouldn't have chosen a career as a caterer if I didn't love it. 💁🏻♀️
Even though it pains me to admit it, there are times when even this self-proclaimed catering superwoman needs to call in reinforcements. I don't take for granted all of my family and friends that pitch in to help every single time that I get over ambitious and get in over my head. (And trust me - it happens a lot.) 😅 But, I have to be careful not to wear out my generous team of volunteers.
Hold onto your hats friends - cause your girl did something completely radical. I hired not 1 but 2 caterers to help me with a party next month! I realize that this isn't an extraordinary feat for most people, but for me - it's absolutely un-heard of. 😂 Perhaps even more astonishing is the fact that I'm completely at peace with my decision to pay for catering help because I know how much stress it will take off of me. 🤗
I actually found it really fun (and somewhat enlightening) to be on the other end of the food ordering pendulum. I quite enjoyed being the cateree instead of the caterer, for a change. (Is that a word? 😅) It forced me to look at things from a whole new perspective.
I will never again question when someone orders a tray of simple dark chocolate brownies because I realize that quite honestly, sometimes a brownie really is just the perfect dessert. With that being said - please enjoy my latest dairy-free chocolate brownie recipe. It's rich and chocolatey and delicious and amazing. 🍫
Olive Oil Brownies
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
2/3 cup olive oil, divided
1/2 cup boiling water
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Bake 35 minutes at 350. Cool 30 minutes in pan before slicing.
Does the world really need another brownie recipe? If you ask me, the answer is a definitive, YES! Brownies make the world a better place. A rich, fudge, gooey brownie can satisfy a sweet tooth like nothing else. So here I am - putting just one more - necessary - brownie recipe out there into the world. You're welcome.
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