Now, on to the regularly scheduled scheduled post.
We are not big breakfast eaters in this house. We all like to piddle and fiddle fart in the morning and taking the time to actually cook and eat a hot brekky just doesn't fit in with our plans. Brekkies typically consist of a slice of toast with some protein butter of some variety and a yogurt and fresh fruit, or some equally carbolicious toasted item with said butter and yogurt and fruit.
For me, mornings mean coffee and waking up and not getting out of bed any earlier than necessary, and since the girlies won't always eat the eggs I prepare, I no longer go out of my way to make them. Once bitten twice shy, I guess.
So, we have sammiches and leftovers and toast and toaster waffles and even *gasp*(!) toaster strudels. O.o I know, I know!!!! Rachael of the homemade goodness and lack of processed foods feeding such things to her children! That most important meal of the day! Where's the protein??
Tuesday morning I pulled three cups of shredded zucchini out of the freezer (there are still plenty more in there, no worries--that was the zucchini that just kept right on giving) and decided we needed to make zucchini muffins.
Yes, of course they are! We won't talk about the sugar and chocolate chips that are liberally distributed throughout the muffins and instead discuss the vegetable that is in there. Because, you can totally taste it.
Of course you can. ;o)
popover pan) and since I happened to be out of paper liners for the cupcake/muffin pan, I was happy to oblige.
The thing has changed my life when it comes to putting batter in muffin cups and let's not get started on how easy it is to scoop and plop drop cookies. Man I love that thing!
pin I had just pinned for pumpkin pie cupcakes. I've decided they're really pumpkin pie bites, and they're actually quite delightful.
I doubled the recipe (I know! Who doubles a recipe they've never tried?? But, in my defense, I didn't want to deal with a half a can of evaporated milk leftover and just hanging out in the fridge, waiting for someone to knock over and spill everywhere) and I'm not sorry in the least.
There is 1/2 cup of brown sugar in the entire batch. That's it. And, pumpkin. Lots and lots of pumpkin. Two cans' worth. And eggs. And milk! See, breakfast food, right??
I have no photos of them, because they are uuuuuuugly. But, they're tasty. So very tasty. There's a hint of sweetness, and I added a little extra cinnamon (because I'm a rebel like that) and they're soft and almost fudgy. They're truly like a small bite of pumpkin pie with a bit of flour to firm them up a bit. It's definitely a recipe I'll be making again. :o) I might even take photos of them. ;oP
1. We are now the family that have our teeth cleaned four times a year.
|Somebody want to tell me when this girl grew up? :o(|
5. Hokies football at home on a Thursday night. Woooooohoooooo!!! Please please please please please let us look okay...:oS