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Tag Archive | Sunday
Looking For Something That’s Right Here….
The weather this weekend has been a mood. Literally overnight we went from sweltering sunny days to damp cool moody days. I feel it in my soul. A direct reflection of how many of us are feeling? Or maybe just how I’m feeling.
Moody. Lost in the grey. Vacant. Dark.
Easy Like Sunday Morning…
Easy my ass! I’ve been laying here awake since 5:30 am (it’s now 7:18am) and I’m yet to get up because I don’t want to wake up Jacob! We can’t have another early morning for him because early mornings lead to ridiculously cranky afternoon and meltdown evenings! So for now I lay here and be thankful for my phone and the internet! The past few days have been tough because Jacob and I have both had a cold. It never fails that I get afflicted with sickness in early September. I took Friday off work and spent the day in my pj’s. It was a much needed day of rest. Saturday was much the same but we did venture to get groceries and got some fresh air out on our patio briefly. I feel like this time of year is my planning time. Planning the rest of the year! Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, etc. I love Fall. The colours, the crisp leaves, the leggings, hoodies, boots! The pumpkins, the food! Speaking of food! Jacob and I baked this lovely banana bread yesterday morning. The recipe can be found HERE. He absolutely loves baking! He asks every weekend if we can bake! He loves to share his (our) creations. Yesterday he took half the banana bread to Grandma and Grandpa and shared the rest with his cousins. He pretty much melts my heart daily. Well my friends I’m going to be brave and attempt to sneak out of bed (only because I really have to pee). Stick around this week as I’m planning on sharing/reviewing some new Epicure products as well hopefully sharing a post on the CSA box we’ve been getting all summer!
Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins
So I woke up this morning to a dreary rainy day. I wasn’t feeling up to running in the rain so I ventured into the kitchen. Upon inspection of my fridge I decided blueberry buttermilk muffins were in order! They are Kevin’s favorite, I’m such a good wife 😉
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup oil or butter (melted)
2 eggs (beaten)
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups blueberries
1 tablespoon flour for dusting berries
In one bowl sift together dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and powder, salt, sugar)
In another bowl whisk together milk, butter or oil, vanilla, eggs, lemon zest. My photos show three eggs because I have super tiny organic farm eggs this week from chickens that just started laying!!!
In a third bowl toss blueberries with the tablespoon of flour.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in liquid ingredients.
Mix until combine but do not over mix.
Divide mixture into greased muffin tins. I did 6 jumbo muffins and six regular muffins. If you want all regular size I normally get 18 muffins out of a batch.
Bake in preheated oven (350 degrees) for 18-20 minutes for regular size muffins and 24-26 minutes for jumbo muffins. They are done when a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove from pan and allow to cool on wire rack.
These muffins are not perfectly sweet without being to sweet. They are great on their own or warm with butter or lemon curd. I know it’s not quite blueberry season yet but I can’t help myself from buying the organic ones to snack on and to bake with!
Soaking Wet Sunday
Have you ever spent time with someone who speaks just to hear the sound of their own voice? Who asks the same question repeatedly but never listens to the answer? Someone who accuses you of being cranky because you don’t have much to say at the moment? My frustration level is a little high right now. Not as high as earlier this evening but still higher then I care for.
Before this turns into a full blown rant let me change the subject. How was everyone’s Sunday? Good I hope. The majority of mine was delightful. I got up early and cleaned the house. I mean who doesn’t love cleaning? I made myself a labour intensive breakfast as pictured below!
I hung out in the rain with Muffin…
I made sure the fur kids shared breakfast…
Yes the cat is bigger then the dog!
Once noon rolled around I was happy to meet up with four girlfriends and head out for frozen yogurt and girl talk!
That’s Katie’s classic pout face! You would think she would be happy with a pocket full of candy!!!
Upon returning home I found Kevin and Muffin in the same place I left them, on the couch watching football. I decided to throw together some mini pita pizzas and baked cheddar bacon chicken bites! Who says game day food can’t be healthy!
The rest of my Sunday afternoon was typical and now I find myself at work for the next three days. I’m going to cut this short tonight friends.
I hope Monday goes by smoothly for everyone, sweet dreams.