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Baking Day

November 17th, 2012 at 11:40 am

This weekend marks the end of extra-curricular activities for the kids. Phew!!

Supposedly there was a soccer game today though it rained all night and morning. I doubt enough people showed up. We skipped it for other commitments. It hadn't even occurred to me the game might be cancelled except I got an e-mail that it was still on. HA! We picked a good day to skip it. If they make them play in the rain (mud) - what a mess!!

We skipped it because BM has his final robot competition today.

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I've got some mushy bananas, and dh got a giant can of free pumpkin as a grocery store reward. So I decided to bake to heat the house again (though it is not as cold this weekend).

I baked pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.

I had scored some dirt cheap cupcake type wrappers at Michaels. They were pretty and like 50 cents for a pack.

Well, my pumpkin muffins burned on the bottom. In fact, there was all sorts of burning smells coming from the oven, which was worrying me. I saw why when the pumpkins came out.

I don't know if it is just this recipe, how hot the oven was, or if the paper is meant more for cake than muffins. What a bummer!!

I thankfully had enough plain old paper wrappers for the banana muffins. Just trying random recipes off the internet. I had the idea to add pumpkin spice to the banana muffins, but checked online before I ruined the batch. Apparently I was not the first to think of it. I still have 15 oz of pumpkin left, so might try one of the banana pumpkin muffin or bread recipes. Sounds divine! I've still got several mushy bananas. As is, I just made banana muffins with some pumpkin spice - it sure SMELLS good - haven't tried them yet - cooling off.

I have never made banana bread before. Seriously. Don't ask me why not! (We usually eat our bananas pretty well, or freeze them for smoothies later). But, since I had 6 mushy bananas... I also don't throw things away very lightly.

P.S. I turn 36 in a couple of weeks, and today someone told me she thought I Was in my early 20s (was shocked I had a 7yo child - more shocked when I told her I also had a 9yo). HA! I usually find the young comments annoying - as I get condescending comments a lot professionally. BUT I haven't got that so much lately and thought my age was showing more. I am getting more grey hairs... So today I enjoyed it as a compliment.

5 Responses to “Baking Day”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    Oh, yes! You will definitely enjoy those comments about your age when you get older!

  2. Looking Forward Says:

    Bummer on your muffins.
    DH is baking choc. chip cookies right now.

    Nice compliment on your age. I was carded two nights ago - Really? Can't see the grey hairs?! Wink Maybe that works to get the server a bigger tip?

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Too bad about the muffins, they sound like they'd be really delicious.

    I'm almost exactly a year older than you Smile and still get people thinking I'm in my mid to late twenties. Probably because I don't act my age. Big Grin

  4. Monkey Mama Says:

    Just the very bottom burned - they were still quite edible. I am pretty sure it was the paper as I tried some other paper for the "last 4 muffins" and those turned out perfect! But yes - I am slicing off all the muffin bottoms - ha!

  5. Monkey Mama Says:

    P.S. Extra-curriculars are not over - the robot kids advanced to the next round!! Not expected - they did great - and I thought it was pretty cool.

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