Last week Jack had a surprise 4-day weekend, so one day he helped me make some muffins and the next day we all took off for a getaway weekend to Crested Butte. You know that old wisdom that if kids help you cook then they will be more invested in eating the food, etc etc? Not so with healthy-ish muffins. Jack ate some, but then said they were too healthy for him. I thought they were very good, but I may even cut back on the sugar next time. With Jack’s help, they were pretty easy to make, and they made 24, which I loved.
We had some for FBF with an egg and some bacon, and then I packed the rest up for CB and I was able to make delicious meals in the hotel room. They boys had oatmeal with apples, bacon, a muffin and some orange juice. Sometimes with an egg as well. We just had a microwave and a one burner stove to work with but I did everything in the microwave. (And the muffins and bacon were pre-made.)
Normal people may go out to breakfast when on a getaway weekend, but it’s hard to stay up till 10 pm drinking tequila, and then get up at 7:00 and help your teen get ready and out they door so he can try to get on the first chairlift. I need my beauty sleep. And I don’t recommend facing teen angst on an empty stomach.
I got this recipe from my friend Laura as part of my Christmas present. Here is a link to the recipe! I’m glad I found that because I can’t find the printout and I want to make it again. Plus I’m in the middle of making next weeks FBF and I am running out of time. (Spoiler alert, it’s a million pancakes for the 3rd grade Valentine’s Party.)
The things I changed from the linked recipe are: I used craisins instead of raisins. Used 1/4 cup of oil instead of apple sauce. I just used 4 normal sized carrots instead of measuring the carrots. The apples and the carrots just got sent into the food processor on “shred”.
I took my fancy camera to Crested Butte but there was too much precipitation for art photography. And unlike last time, the view from our window was not great. This is from my iPhone.
And here’s the random photo of the week:
Did you ever imagine someone could take such tiny bites from a sandwich? From what I could tell, aside from those “bites”, Jack had just milk and two pistachios for lunch the other day.
One of my favorite things about making muffins is saying, “I haven’t had my muffin yet, MATT” Try it, it’s fun.