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Half sheet brownies

May 31st, 2013

One of the hotels I work at had a fundraiser for Charity Walk. I offered to donate something. The night before, I baked a half sheet pan (18 x 13") of brownies.


In the morning, I was talking to my friend Paul as I drove in. In answer to the common question What are you doing today? I responded, "We're having a bake sale, so I made a half sheet of brownies and I'm bringing it in now."

Which opened more than one question, apparently. Keep in mind he was at a field trip at the zoo, chaperoning three kindergartners, so he was distracted and couldn't hear me that well.

"A what?" he said.

"Bake sale," I answered.

Pause. "Are you guys doing that badly?" he asked.

Brownies and baggies! Dude! 4/20!

Brownies and baggies! Dude! 4/20!

"Ha ha ha. No, it's for Charity Walk," I clarified.

"What did you say you made?" he continued.


"What kind of brownies?"

"Half sheet."


"H a l f   s h e e t," I enunciated over the background din of of small children.

"Oh! I thought you said hashish," he laughed.

"No! HALF SHEET," I emphasized.

Hashish brownies. Sheesh. That is an entirely different kind of bake sale.

3 Responses to “Half sheet brownies”

  1. keoni:

    Diane, that had me rolling on the floor laughing! What an interesting life you lead. 😀

  2. Lowtone123:

    Looks yummy...good job Diane!

  3. kuunakanaka:

    aloha Diane:
    depends on how much $$$ ur charity walk needs 2 make, huh? 2 funny.

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