First things first...
WE FINALLY HAVE SNOW!!!
It is November 30, and we finally have our first snow that will probably stay. We had a few flurries a couple Thursday's ago, but it didn't stick, so I am happy to report that we finally have snow! Hopefully my fellow Canadian readers will share my surprise that we didn't get any until now, anyway, I'm super happy that there is finally snow on the ground. I have been waiting (and sweating) all summer for the snow so Aislynn and I could play in the snow. So we took advantage of Daddy's day off and "played" in the snow.
For all over....5 minutes?
It's hard to play when your daughter has almost no mobility in her snow suit. Here are some cute pics though!
Daddy getting Aislynn in her snow suit.
She wasn't really sure what to make of it. I think she was just annoyed that we suited her up and sat her on the ground outside.
Baby's first snow angel! Ha ha.
So, yay. We had a play in the snow.
Then we came back inside, mommy put Aislynn down for a nap and then I got to baking.
I found an interesting recipe for some apple banana muffins a while ago on a blog I follow. I don't even remember which blog. But I copied and pasted it into a document on my computer and it was saved under "recipes from blogs that rock". Usually I write where it came from, but for some reason, I didn't this time. SO if this recipe looks familiar, tell me! I need to give you mucho credit!
I have never thought of mixing banana and apple together in a muffin, but I had planned on making some muffins for our breaky for the next little while since I am super bored of giving Aislynn the same old thing I always give her. (fruit, toast, cereal, oatmeal) I really liked this recipe. No sugar! I mean, there's still honey, but I was kinda excited about not putting any sugar into it. I dunno, something about the lack of sugar makes me feel better about giving these to Aislynn for breakfast.
Here's the recipe.
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour1/2 cup old fashioned oats
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup milk
2 bananas, mashed
1 medium appled, peeled and grated (I used gala)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the first 6 ingredients in bowl and mix. In a separate bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients together. Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Grease a muffin tin or line it with muffin cups and fill each cup 3/4 full with the batter. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Now, I did make a couple of adjustments. I used about 1/4 cup of honey and 1/4 cup of corn syrup. Because I didn't have enough honey. I also put in an extra banana, because I like my muffins banana-y.
Let me tell you. Easiest muffins I have ever made. For reals.
And look how nice they turned out!
I just noticed that I start out making my muffins small so that I have enough batter to make all of the muffins, then by the time I get to the end I make them huge because I want to use all the batter up. Does anyone else do this?
They also tasted dee-lish-us.
Seriously, they are so yummy. And since they were so easy, I'm going to make another batch tomorrow and freeze some.
Do you have any awesome recipes I should try?
Oh, also, I have some exciting news about Christmas this year. I was still trying to wrap my head around the awesomeness of it and trying to figure out the particulars. Now that it's all for real in my head, I'll totally share it with you tomorrow. Tee hee, there's the hook, now you HAVE to keep reading my blog. See ya later, friends!