Is there anything more stressful than getting a family picture taken? It is impossible to get all 8 of us smiling, at the camera, at the same time. I came to terms with that even before we left the house.
We had 145 pictures taken and I still had to try to pick the best one because absolutely none of them had us all smiling, looking at the camera together.
Some of my favorites were the goofy ones and those taken when we weren't paying attention. They definitely show our family's true personality :)
All of my kids loved them, but a couple thought the glaze was too intense using both the lemon zest and the juice. To me, it was perfect but you could certainly substitute some milk for the lemon juice.
makes 9x13 pan
(recipe adapted from Bakergirl)
2 sticks butter, room temperature
1 1/2 C sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
2 Tb freshly grated lemon zest (about 2 medium lemons)
1/4 C fresh lemon juice (about 2 medium lemons)
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 C flour
1 C powdered sugar
2 Tb fresh lemon juice
1 Tb freshly grated lemon zest
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray the inside of a 9x13 glass pan with non-stick spray.
2. Beat together with an electric mixer, the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, and scrape down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Add the lemon juice, zest and salt. Beat until combined. Add the flour and mix just until combined.
3. Spread the batter evenly in your pan and bake for 25 minutes until the edges are beginning to brown. Cool completely before mixing together the glaze ingredients and spreading over the brownies.