Last week Mom and I went to the Main Street Deli for supper. The place is decorated somewhat like a tea room, and has a few books on the shelves along with some dishes, and other stuff for cozy, homey atmosphere. I looked at the books while waiting for a cheeseburger and found the Ritz-Carlton cookbook. So, here is their recipe for blueberry muffins, and I am trying it this morning.
RITZY BLUEBERRY MUFFINS Bake at 375
8 T butter (one stick). I used olive oil to cut the sat. fat.
5 eggs (I used jumbos)
1/2 C milk
1 1/2 C sugar
3 1/2 C sifted flour (sift and then measure)
1 tbs. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt (if you are using salted butter). I used a tsp.
4 C fresh blueberries (I used frozen, and they are just as good)
1 pt. ice cream
METHOD OF PREPARATION
1. Grease muffin tins with 2 T butter and line with paper.
2. Melt the butter and beat it in with the milk and eggs so they are emulsified.
3. Measure the sifted flour into a large bowl and add the rest of the dry ingredients.
4. Blend the dry ingredients well.
5. Dump the milk, egg, butter emulsion into the dry ingredients.
6. Stir only until mixed and don't over mix. That is what makes them peak with tunnels, and they won't win the county fair.
7. Serve with a dollop of the ice cream and then go jog a couple of miles.
Now that I know this is good, I will put chopped pecans in them the next go around!
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
I look forward to passing by this house on the way to Mustang Fitness Center. I am willing to bet it was once upon a time a church--one of those churches built in the '40s. Converting a church into a home must be interesting. The residents always find the time to repaint their quaint, little mail box to match the holidays or the season--orange last fall, red at Christmas, a nice silver (not butane tank silver) for January, and now pink for Valentine's Day. I am betting green is the next color. They always have the doorway decorated to go with the theme, and the funny thing is I never catch them making these changes.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Today is one of those rare times when I feel like I have all the hours I want to lazy around, and do what I want. It snowed and sleeted today, so I just got my camera and went out to see what was happening. I know the kids are praying for more snow, and hoping that school will start late, or there will no school at all. I just don't think that will happen in Andrews America, at least I hope not. Here is what the snow looked like on one of the Spanish bayonet plants that thrives out here in the desert.
In spite of all the laziness that I feel, I must get to work on tomorrow's lessons and get done what I could not do yesterday. Have a good week, and remember that God is in charge.