The problem was that there was nothing that I could buy at Mariano's that I actually like enough to spend the calories on.
I could have, I suppose, driven out to Oberweis Dairy, bought a half-gallon of milk at the drive-through window, gotten a double chocolate malt, and consumed the malt on the way home. That would be a good plan.
If it wasn't so darned cold outside...
There was, however, a box of Ghiradelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix that has been languishing in a cupboard for a while, and walnuts stored in the fridge. Putting things together, I stuck a pan of brownies into the oven before going to the store through the cold and snow.
At the store, I found 99-cent-per-pound pork shoulder, so tomorrow there will be pulled pork.
But tonight, there were brownies.
And they were lovely. :)