Last week’s winter storm wiped out electricity and water for much of Austin, and it also wiped out grocery stores.
Supermarkets in Texas were slowly getting restocked in the days that followed, so it should be getting easier to find fresh produce, dairy and meat. Austin is still under a boil water notice, although that was lifted for some parts of town on Monday morning. School doesn’t start until at least Wednesday. Work from home continues into its 11th month.
You might need an excuse to make brownies. Let me give you one. I made these brownies just before the storm, and they gave us a small glimmer of sweetness during those dark, powerless cold days.
I like this recipe because it calls for only 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and 2 eggs. (My other favorite brownie recipe uses 5 eggs and 2 whole chocolate bars. That’s a recipe for another day.)
With canola oil instead of butter, it’s a…