Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bisquick Blueberry Muffins

I work full-time. I get to have the mornings with my kiddos and hubby, but then I'm off to work until 7 pm. We'll talk about dinner another day, but for now I've been focusing on making breakfast at least three mornings a week. Yesterday, I was craving some blueberry muffins. We have (um, had) two pounds of blueberries from Sam's Club. Is there really a better use? Well, yeah, probably, but not one my kids will eat too. 

But it's not like I'm overburdened with time. In fact, I'm sacrificing blow-drying my hair to share this recipe. (Yeah right. I wouldn't dry my hair anyway.)
Behold, the Bisquick Blueberry Muffin: 

I found this from where it was posted by Roxygirl in Colorado.

2 cups Bisquick (reduced fat is fine, too)
1/3 cup sugar (I used about 1/2 cup)
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 egg
3/4 cup organic frozen blueberries (smaller, juicier) (I used about a cup)


1 Heat oven to 400 degrees.
2 Grease muffin pan well.
3 Stir all ingredients except blueberries in medium bowl, just until moistened.
4 Fold in berries.
5 Divide batter evenly in 9 muffin cups.
6 Bake 13 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.
7 Cool slightly and remove from pan to wire rack.

Yield: 9 muffins.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Garden pics

Don't judge...there's still some weeds. But it is much better than before!

Do you still love me?

I know it's been a long, long time. It has. Our life has been crazy, turned upside down, and plopped into a new place. Just recently, we moved back to Indiana. We were so blessed to be able to move in with my parents and sisters, and we had a good chance to get back on our feet. About a month ago, we moved into our own place! We are excited to get back to our routine and create our new normal.

Of course, you know this means... gardening. :)

We are really enjoying having our own giant, fenced-in patio. It has four little sections of dirt, which mean we must plant things. Fun things. Things that will feed our bodies and our spirits. For the boys, this means sunflowers and pumpkins.

They did a great job planting pumpkins. I know this because we have 13 pumpkin plants. And yes, they are all in that tiny spot.

Of course, it wasn't all planting pumpkins in the sunshine. Here's a couple pictures AFTER the initial weeding.

Now we have about 15 sunflower plants, 5 tomato plants, 2 cucumber plants, a zucchini plant, and a green pepper plant.  Plus about a zillion baby cilantro, dill, basil, and oregano sprouts.

I would love to show you a picture of my amazingly beautiful patio. I really would. But I'm sure you can imagine how much weeding I have to do. All those millions of weeds have had their revenge by seeding the ground from which they were ruthlessly pulled. So soon. I will show pictures soon. I have to go annihilate some baby weeds now.