Do you ever feel like you are supposed to do something? Like it was just meant to be? That’s how I feel about this week’s post. This post just came together. It pretty well fell into my lap and I really felt like I was supposed to share it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
John Loves Books
My husband, John, loves books. He collects them. I fear to take him anywhere books are sold, because he will usually find at least one he wants to take home. I sometimes feel like we adopt books like some people adopt lost puppies. It doesn’t matter if we are at the bookstore, the thrift store, or at JoAnns, he will find a book to buy. It doesn’t matter that we have run out of normal places to keep them, he is an avid learner and loves books.
So, it’s not surprising that recently when he took me to JoAnns to take advantage of some sale or coupon or to buy a notion I needed, that he was browsing the book section while I was shopping. He found a book that he felt I could utilize for my blog. It was a book on muffins that could be used as meals. I wasn’t really interested in it, but John was really excited about it so we took it home. I browsed it a couple of times, but was generally uninspired by it. It sat on the shelf in our room waiting for me.
I Love A Bargain
Fast forward to this past weekend. While John loves good books, I love a good bargain. So on Sunday while he and our son in law, Kenny, were shopping for a computer, Stephanie and I made our way over to the nearby Goodwill store. We eventually made it over to the kitchen section and I found 12 brand new ramekin bowls for .53 cents each. They are in 4 pretty colors and just a little bigger than a muffin cup. Then, while we at Stephanie’s house that same day, she gave me a gallon bag of frozen blueberries. Someone had given her two and she shared one with us. Also, just coincidentally, I happened to have 4 or 5 extra-large loaves of sliced wheat bread on hand this week.
Let’s Get Together ( A Book And A Bargain)
While I was not initially awed by the muffin book, I did remember that the first recipe in it had been something about blueberry muffins. I decided that now was as good a time as any to give it a try. After all, I wanted to try out my pretty new ramekin bowls. When I looked it up, the first recipe was French Toast Blueberry Muffins. Perfect. I had new muffin cups (of sorts), blueberries, extra bread and eggs on hand.
Adeline and I had fun on Monday morning putting the muffins together. Catherine came in to take pictures. She did an excellent job. (Let her know in the comments if you like her work) It was a good time and I wanted to share it with you.
The muffins were wonderful. They made a very filling lunch, though I am sure they would make a wonderful breakfast, too. The ingredients can be easily mixed up the night before, then assembled and baked in the morning. Maybe the extra muffins could be frozen after they are cooled. Later they could be microwaved briefly for a healthy, on the go breakfast.
I am sure this will become a Farrar Family favorite. As usual, I have modified the recipe to use the ingredients I had on hand. I am now excited about my muffin meal book and can’t wait to try out more of the author’s ideas. Please let me know what you think about this one in the comments below.
As an aside, the recipe called for brown sugar and we were out of it. The girls used cane juice crystals and added molasses to it, stirring and adding more until it was a good brown sugar consistency.