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August 24, 2011

The Harvest

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 0 Comments
So while mom is enjoying New York, we are enjoying the fruits of her labor. The garden is over flowing with yumminess! We have beets, carrots, potatoes, cucumbers, squash and my favorite cherry tomatoes. I could eat the entire bowl. We took the kids up the to pick black berries and came back home with a huge bowl of them. I am going to make jam. And then Friday make pop tarts with fresh blackberry jam. yum!!!

Mini Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Muffins

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 0 Comments
The kids and I made this mini muffins to sell at our yard sale. Mainly I just needed a way to include them the day of the yard sale. It worked. They did pretty well. 
Mini Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Muffins

1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 cup sour cream
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Line mini cupcake pan with liners, set aside.
3. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
4.  In another large bowl, combine the egg, sour cream, melted butter, and vanilla extract, mixing well.
5.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined.
6. Gently add in the chocolate chips until thoroughly combined.
7. Evenly divide the batter among the prepared cupcake liners (I use a large ice cream scoop for this) so that the liners are about 3/4-full.
8.  Bake until a tester inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean, about 14-18 minutes.

Lemon Blueberry Pudding

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 0 Comments

Lemon-Blueberry Pudding Cake
3  large eggs, separated
2  tablespoons  butter, melted and cooled
1  cup  low-fat buttermilk
2  teaspoons  grated lemon zest
1/2  cup  lemon juice
3/4  cup  granulated sugar
1/3  cup  all-purpose flour
1/4  teaspoon  salt
1  cup  blueberries
1  tablespoon  confectioners' sugar, optional

1. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Butter a 2-quart soufflé dish. In a bowl, whisk together egg yolks, butter, buttermilk, lemon zest and juice. Add sugar, flour and salt and whisk until smooth.
2. Beat egg whites until firm peaks form. Fold one-quarter of beaten egg whites into lemon mixture, then gently fold in remaining whites. Pour batter into baking dish; transfer dish to a large roasting pan. Pour enough hot water into roasting pan to reach halfway up sides of baking dish. Sprinkle blueberries over pudding.
3. Bake until top is puffed and light brown, about 45 minutes. Remove from water bath and let cool 10 minutes. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and serve.

Crafty day

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 0 Comments
I am behind on my blogging so here are a few crafts that we did. I have been so busy with life and the kids. That I just have been naughty with my blogging.

Skillet Lasagna

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 0 Comments
Skillet Lasagna
1 lb ground beef
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
1 c chopped fresh spinach
2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
salt & pepper to taste
1 yellow squash julienned
1 small green bell pepper chopped
1/2 c sour cream
1 cup cheese grated
1/2 bag egg noddles

Cook egg noodles. Meanwhile brown beef and add sauce and all the rest of the ingredients and top with cheese. Turn heat down and let simmer for 20-25 min. Serve in skillet.