The sun's out, the wind is warm, I was able to get up with my kids today, make Tias' lunch, send him off with hugs and kisses ... I missed that all last week. Strange how the boring things, the tedious things, are the things you miss the most when you can't do them!
And now - the smell of applesauce muffins is flooding our home. Siah and I made mini-muffins ... perfect for lunch boxes and car rides. Super easy to make, and work perfectly zip-locked in the freezer.
Here's the recipe. It makes 24-30 mini muffins.
2 cups all-purpose flour ( I used spelt flour)
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar ( I used organic Cane sugar )
1 cup applesauce
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
In a bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, allspice and baking soda; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, applesauce and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove to a wire rack.
On another note, this week is PURGE week. That's right ... some call it Spring Cleaning, I call it PURGING. It started on Saturday - with the front room. Got rid of knick-knacks, photo frames, sorted through digiscrap albums, got rid of clutter .... I looks SO good. And FEELS so good!
Today? The kitchen ... specifically, the drawers ... time to throw out the broken, unusable junk. Oh, this is gonna be awesome :-) ...
I know. I'm a wacko.
Have a great one!!