Sunday, July 25, 2010

change of plans Sunday :: muffins, peaches & avos

our Sunday started of fun & very productive. did fun projects with the girlies  (cant wait to post pix when they are dry & completed). 1 was inspired to build with Legos.  the girlies had some fun playing mechanics on their Barbie Jeep while He worked on my car. since this post from the kitchen has so many pix, i will post the other stuff later (there's just so much life to keep up with!).

*notice i said started out fun? I'm currently on the couch suffering thru a head cold my dear girlie generously shared with her mama. & we also had to cancel on our beach pizza party night. POOH!

:: in the kitchen::

sweet potato, apple & pecan muffins (a healthy whole wheat kid-friendly treat & recipe below)
fresh peaches & double cream (instructions below)
smoked chicken tortilla soup (instructions below)

3 & i got up early to turn these ingredients into sweet potato, apple & pecan muffins in time for breakfast (apples not shown). i have a simple recipe that i add different ingredients too every time i bake them. (ex:: apples, carrots, raisins, zucchini, flaxseed meal, nuts & seeds, turkey bacon, endless possibilities) we doubled the batch & froze some for reheating. I've been using the recipe below for @ 11 years

basic (whole wheat) muffin recipe

2T butter (i use Earthbalance)
2-3 mashed bananas
3T honey
1 egg
1/2 c applesauce
3T vanilla yogurt (i use plain & add vanilla flavoring)
1c whole wheat flour
1/2c wheat germ
1/2c oat bran
2t baking soda
spices to taste (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves etc...)
add diced or grated fruit/ veggies (i chopped the sweet potatoes & pecan in the food processor & diced the apples. plus sprinkled in flaxseed meal)
  • preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • melt butter & mash with bananas. mix in rest of the wet ingredients.
  • combine dry ingredients together in a separate bowl, mix evenly, then combine with mixed wet ingredients.
  • pour into muffin pan & bake @ 20-30 mins according to your oven. (my old kitchen took 20 mins, my new 25 mins)
  • i like mine spread with cream cheese & apple butter or buttery Earthbalance

 the muffins were baked, as well as served with fresh eggs the girlies "earned" from their petsitting business. alongside crispy oven baked turkey bacon.

a friend & a neighbor shared lovely & delicious fresh peaches from their gardens.

i sliced them up (with a nectarine that needed to be eaten), drizzled with agave nectar & a capful of vanilla. mixed & set aside until the juices seeped then...

added the good stuff. slightly melted vanilla ice cream, & tons of whip cream

the same friend also shared avos from his (gorgeous) grove. thankfully so because our trees did not produce well this year.

i mushed the avos up with cherry tomatoes, garlic, onion powder, lemon juice, s&p for a quick & fresh basic guacamole to eat with our ...

smoked chicken tortilla soup. i had some of  His leftover smoked chicken in the fridge & added it to a tortilla soup recipe i searched for online (i combined several). top with squeezed lemon & tortilla chips.

Happy Sunday All!

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