Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fix for a Sick Day

Ah, how I love winter. As I looked out the window yesterday, there was a whole lot of white stuff flying around in the 35 mph winds. On the bright side, it was +5°F! The wind makes it less enjoyable, but at least it isn't -34°F anymore.

Aside from blizzards, another requirement of the winter season is getting sick two or three times, and yesterday just happened to be my day! I had been hit with a fever of 101°F and had that headachey, hungry-but-nothing-tastes-good, dizzy sort of feeling. Needless to say, I wasn't going to workout or power clean. I could tell something was up on my run earlier this week. My heart rate was quite a bit higher than usual.

To brighten up the blizzard-y sick day, E and I baked muffins and read... a lot! Don't worry, I washed my hands a few extra times while baking since I was sick and all :) We read a few different baby books and I finished reading "Approval Addiction: Overcoming Your Need to Please Everyone" by Joyce Meyer. Baking and reading with Mr. E made the day much more enjoyable. Here are a few pictures from our baking adventure:

Choco-Chip Mini Muffins

  • 2 cups flour (I use 1 cup all-purpose, 1 cup wheat)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix wet ingredients together and, in separate bowl, mix dry ingredients together. Combine mixtures. Pour batter into a greased mini muffin pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Let muffins cool slightly before eating!
While Leo and I were testing out the muffins, E decided he wanted to try some, too. He liked them so much I made a special "baby-friendly" batch for him. Hope you are staying warm this cold wintery week!
The muffin, enjoying it's last few seconds of life before E attacked it.

E got to play with the whole muffin for a bit before I tore it into bite-sized pieces.

Muffin destruction is complete!

Baby-Friendly Mini Muffins

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup dry infant oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk or breastmilk
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Optional - 1/4 cup apple juice
Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix wet ingredients together and, in separate bowl, mix dry ingredients together. Combine mixtures. Pour batter into a greased mini muffin pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Let muffins cool before serving. Tear into bite-sized pieces for baby to eliminate choking hazard.
How do you combat the winter blues?
What is your favorite kind of muffin?

2 comments:

  1. What a cute baby! I love making pancakes and giving one to my son, he gobbles it up. I hope you get feeling better soon -- it seems to be going around everywhere. :)

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    1. It is fun making "big people" food for my son finally! Baby pancakes are so cute, too... I'm feeling much better; now to help the rest of my family get rid of this bug!

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