Sunday, February 21, 2010

Conversation Snippet 6: When I'm the boss

On Friday, I was singing a rousing rendition of "What Can Wash Away My Sins?" as I was putting away laundry first thing after breakfast. Apparently, it was too early in the morning for Caleb's liking (either that or he thinks I can't sing!) because he came into my bedroom, flopped on the bed and we had the following conversation:

Caleb: Mom, you need to stop singing that song.
Me: Nope. You can't tell me what to do because you're the son and I'm the Mommy. You may ask me politely, but I might still say no because God made me the boss of you when He made me your Mommy.
Caleb: When do I get to be the boss?
Me: When you grow up and you are the Daddy then you can be the boss.
Caleb: Hmm (thinking quite seriously). . . Well just so you know, when I grow up and I'm the boss and I'm singing really loud and my son comes and tells me to stop, I will listen to him!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Little Bo Peep

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep
and doesn't know where to find them.


The upside to the perpetually hot weather here is that we can do THIS. . .

in February!

Monday, February 08, 2010

Recipe: Banana Muffins

After doing some "research" and combining a couple recipes, I do believe I've come up with the world's best banana muffins (that may be a tiny overstatement). =) Anyway, give them a try. . . I think you'll like them!

Tip: These muffins freeze very well and make for a great fast breakfast. To freeze: cool muffins completely then wrap each one in plastic wrap. Place all muffins in a gallon sized freezer bag and freeze. Reheat individual muffins for 30-45 seconds.

Banana Muffins

Preheat oven to 350F. Spray muffin pan with nonstick spray.

In a mixing bowl, combine:
3 large mashed bananas (the riper the better)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon

In another bowl, sift together and then add all at once to wet mixture:
1 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt.

Fold in dry ingredients. Do not overmix.
Fill muffin tin (should make about 12 large muffins).

In a small bowl, combine until crumbly:
1/4 cup butter (not too soft)
2/3 cup flour
3 Tbs brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Sprinkle crumb mixture on muffins.
Bake at 350F for about 25 minutes.