Sunday, October 28, 2012

Weekend Recap

Friday Evening - Such a lazy evening for me.  My contacts were bugging the crap out of me but I was already at work for the day and couldn't get home to take them out and put the glasses on.  By the time I got home and rubbed my eye all day, the damage was done.  I had scratched my eye.  It was burning and watering like crazy.  I hate my glasses, but sometimes you have to just deal with it. 

Saturday - I decided to wake up at 9am Saturday morning.  No clue why, but I was ready to get up!  I was ready to bake and wanted to make a new recipe for breakfast that morning. 

We can thank pinterest and Sweet Peas Kitchen for this awesome recipe:


For the Muffins:

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup milk

For the Glaze:

3 tablespoons butter; melted
1 cup confectioners’ sugar; sifted
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons hot water


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with muffin liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter, vegetable oil, and sugars till smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time. With the mixer on low speed, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and vanilla until just combined. Stir the flour into the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour and mixing until just combined. Do not overmix!
  • Spoon batter into cups, filling the cups, and smooth tops. Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups. Bake until muffin tops are a pale golden and springy to the touch, 15 to 17 minutes, rotating halfway through baking time. Cool muffins in muffin tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and cool 10 minutes before glazing.
  • To make the glaze, In a medium bowl mix together the melted butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and water. Whisk until smooth.
  • When muffins have cooled slightly, dip the muffin crown into the glaze and allow the glaze to harden. Once hardened, dip a second time and allow to harden then serve.
Recipe Note: Muffins will keep at room temperature for about a day.

These muffins came out so delicious!!  I would suggest not using the paper wrappers with the muffins.  Once you put the glaze on these, they become very messy and sticky and hard to eat.  The paper wrapper is kind of pointless.  Thanks Sweet Pea's Kitchen for a great recipe!  :)  I had also made me and Andy scrambled cheesy eggs and heated up the leftover turkey sausage to eat.  I wasn't in a sausage mood, so Andy received all those. 

After breakfast and cleaning up around the house for a bit, it became a lazy kind of day as you can see by the dog and cat, tough life I tell you.  :)

Keeley lying next to me at the computer. 
She would wake up if I made any sudden movement
That's why her eyes are open in this photo.

Smokey lying in his tower.  He loves that thing,
it was well worth the money!

I decided that I wasn't done baking for the day.  At the library, I found the new baking cookbook from Entenmann called, "Entenmann's Big Book of Baking".  I was in no mood to go to the grocery store, so I found a recipe that used only ingredients that were in my pantry.  So I decided on homemade brownies.  As shocking as this might be, I had never made homemade brownies NOT from the box.  I'll post the photos and recipe later on.

I also made a crock pot meal for dinner that night.  It comes to us from:

Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Holy cow it was so good and so easy to make!  
I would totally recommend this to someone who is on the go and wants something fast and easy to make.

Sunday - Spent the morning with my mom and sister, Jena.  We did our Sunday usual, Target, lunch and grocery shopping (Dierbergs).  It was as usual, a great time spent with them.  Andy and I met up with his parents, Tim and Lynn for dinner and a movie.  We ate at a resturant called, "Shamrocks".  I didn't have much hope for it, but it turned out really good.    Andy got this burger that was 2 grilled cheeses with a burger patty inbetween.  I had a bite and was in heaven.  We saw the movie, "Trouble with the Curve".  Soooooo good.  Number one, its a baseball movie.  You can't go wrong there.  And number two, Justin Timberlake was in it.  I recommend that movie to anyone!

Back to another work week, once again the weekend flew by!



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