But then I looked across the street...Yikes! A whole tree down! At least it only landed on the car, not the house.
This is a seriously large amount of snow for us. Mr. Sahm took this picture of The Brick House. Really makes it look good, I think.
The kids have been begging and pleading to go outside, and I wanted to have them wait till, oh, at least 8 am. So to keep them busy and make sure their bellies were full of something warm, we made our famous oatmeal muffins, and I would love to share the recipe with everyone. I have posted it before, but it's worth posting again.
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup oatmeal (it's better if you use the quick cooking kind)
- 1 1/2 cups flour (I like to use 1 c white flour and 1/2 c whole wheat, It gets some whole wheat in there, but the kids still like it.)
- 1/3 to 1/2 c something sweet (use whatever you have- honey, brown sugar, white sugar...)
- 1/2 c chopped nuts (if you like)
- 2 or 3 fruits (Use whatever you have. Smashed banana, grated apple or pear, raisins, whatever sounds good, about 1/2 cup or so each.)
- 1 1/2 t pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
- pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
- spray muffin tins
- mix everything together in one bowl in no particular order
- fill muffin cups
- bake for 10-15 minutes for mini muffins. (I've never made them in standard muffin size, so I have no idea how long for that...)
This is a totally flexible recipe. You can substitute like mad. Once, I put in OJ for part of the milk, and added some orange zest and dried cranberries. Super yummy! Serve 'em up with some hot cocoa, and when you've finished as many as you want, throw the rest in a ziploc bag and freeze them. Some morning when you want muffins again in a hurry, just pop them into the oven. Healthy and yummy!
I am linking up with the Over Used Recipe Swap at SimplyModernMom. Check out the great recipes, and link up one so she can get up to her goal of 365!