Monday, January 26, 2009


It's no secret that I like to bake, and most things I make from scratch. In spite of my contempt for cake mixes in a box, there are 2 things I think are just fine coming from a mix: Brownies and muffins. Especially muffins to serve my purposes, i.e. a quick--but straight from the oven--breakfast for my kids.

Well, blueberries were on sale when I went grocery shopping the other day (half price in the middle of winter...who knew?!?!?), and tonight we did breakfast for dinner. Seemed like the perfect time to whip up a batch of homemade blueberry muffins. The boys--all 4 of them--DEVOURED those muffins! Even Baby, who eats nothing that doesn't fall into the mac & cheese or cereal categories, ate 2 muffins. Now that they know I can make them, I'm betting I never get away with muffins from a mix again. Sigh.

While he was finishing his dinner, Goliath said, "Mom, these muffins are good enough for you to be a famous chef. Can you save one for me so I can take it to school for show and tell?" And they broke into a rousing chorus of "Do You Know the Muffin Mom?"



The Horton Family said...

I love you muffin story! And I make choc chip that way too. Sooo much better than the mixes. Love you H. And you COULD be a famous chef! You already are to those that matter! Me included!

3 Girl Mommy said...

We have so much in common, yet when it comes to the baking and cooking, I am no where near you. I wish I had just a tiny bit of your "chef" expertise! :)

CRIM said...

"JUST MUFFINS"!!!!???? are you kidding me - mine don't even get them "from the mix" they're lucky to get them in plastic celephane - I'll pay you NOT to tell them that there is a different way!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

hum, jealous, i actually like those..I'm not a muffin guy, but those homemade ones rock!
I did get a 25.00 pizza room service of course. I think it was microwaved though..:)