Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A Two Muffin Kind of Day

You know you are having a bad day when:

  • You wake to find a kid standing at your bedside at 5AM
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  • Ovaltine milk is spilled on the wool area rug

  • A lunch is forgotten

  • Pants are filled in the local toy store

  • Shirt is sacrificed due to "the incident"

  • Someone (don't worry Laney, I won't tell them it was you) needs a second shower due to the pant filling incident

  • It is only 10:30 AM

All fixable events, but certainly not the best way to start off the week.

You know, there is only only thing that can done when something like this happens - bake something, something good, and, as many of you know,
streusel always brightens my day. Banana Crumb Muffins - I'll take two please. This recipe can be found at AllRecipes.com.

Banana Crumb Muffins

Banana Crumb Muffins
from: Lisa Kreft

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 10 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.

In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins.
Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.


Mary said...

Oh, there's nothing better than a little muffin therapy. :) Those look scrumptious!

restyled home said...

You are such a great mummy...I can't wait to see "the bump"...surely you will share a photo of it, or two??

Every time I come here I get hungry...


Suzie said...

I lurk, I stalk and lo and behold... today I comment.

great blog, cute kids & way funny & fun mom.

sorry about your day. well, kinda. thanks for the laugh :)

Janet said...

Yummy muffins! Glad you are coping with the little ones and your "condition"!!

Thimbleanna said...

Those muffins look yummy! And may I say what a wonderful day it must have been? You'll look on all of those kidlet disasters very fondly when the little cherubs are all grown up! ;-)

katiedid said...

I love your food! ANd your family, especially that cutie with the stickers. Seeing that face would be a great start to even the lowest of days.

Kathy said...

What a lovely day you had! LOL

Those muffins looked so good! I wish I could come right through the screen and steal one from you! LOL

I guess I should go figure out something to bake now! You are a BAD influence! Not good for the diet I keep "pretending" that I am on! ROFL

melissa @ the inspired room said...

LOL, I've had many two (or three) muffin kind of days. :-)

Been there for sure!


MKHKK said...

Love the widget. I can't believe how far you are already! How much longer until the big U/S???? Hope all is well today. We have been sick basically all of winter. Good times.


Cottage At Dove Canyon said...

Your daughter is just adorable and there is always a reason to indulge in a few extra carbs, right? Your blog is great!