Something old, something new...as March Break dwindles away. *sniffle* This morning eldest dd (for a change) and I remade the Pumpkin Pie muffins little dd and I made a few posts ago. (Look below for recipe, if you are so inclined.) This time I left out the pumpkin seeds cause I plan to freeze the ones we don't eat today for the girls' lunches and they didn't love the seeds.>
The other muffins I made on Saturday before my shopping trip with one of my gfs. On said trip, I bought a new Lululemon outfit. It was pricey, but we'll say it's a reward for my over 20 pound loss. and move on, ok? Now I'll have to workout today for sure. I'm currently wearing it as I type this- it's comfy even for lounging and eating muffins. Preferable, even?
I bought black Boogie Pants in capri length and a tank top in bright yellow with polka dots. I liked this one in particular because it has a pocket for an Ipod and I'm still without a holder for my Touch. I usually put it on the exercise machine somewhere, but it always seems precarious on our home treadmill. I'll lyk how the Touch fits it when I work out later: making a promise here. I gotta make my Nike mini me on this blog active again, too. It kind of depresses me when it gets so lazy looking. Like I'm bringing it down with me. :P
Anyway, back to muffins: the Saturday muffins were from the online Cooking Light recipe stash. These Morning Glory Muffins used up a couple cups of my organic carrots and one cup of my many organic apples. Woo hoo! There's actually a ton of ingredients in them, but I had everything on hand except the pecans and the apple butter. I PLANNED to make another crock pot of apple butter- using up some more of my excess apples, but didn't get around to it, so I used store bought apple sauce instead. I also skipped the raisins in the hopes my children would like them, but it didn't work. So far it's just me, dh and my shopping gf who've liked them. I really liked them. dh of the "I prefer a dry muffin" was forced into trying one, but then ate two. (He's still going on about the moistness of the Anna Olson Banana Bran muffins, btw. lol)
I will definitely make these again. I might try replacing the raisins with dried cranberries next time OR 1/2 c of chocolate chips- which someone did in the recipe reviews. The recipe makes quite a few muffins (24), so I plan to freeze some for lunches to take for work *sob* lunches. Each Morning Glory muffin will cost you 3 points. The Pumpkin Pie ones are 4.