Saturday, July 5, 2008

Sam made it home Friday. He has nothing scheduled for out-of-town. I got a bit of house cleaning (dirty words) done while he was gone. We have a great expanse of tile floors - DON'T DO IT!!! It is hard, cold, and loud. Sam generally walks outside when I get lazy and run the vacuum over it instead of dust mopping. is loud!

I have been patiently waiting for my crepe myrtles to bloom. They have bloomed all over town...but not at my house...until...aren't they gorgeous? I wanted the old-timey watermelon red CMs.

A few posts ago, I mentioned canning squash pickles with Mama. I think I've posted the recipe not once but twice. Here's the finished product. They are like a bread 'n' butter pickle.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Baking Again...

...and alone again. Sam went to south Texas. His brother and sister-in-law are selling their home and the closing should be early next week...after not closing on either the 24th or 27th last week. Ah, the joys of waiting on someone else to do their job! I planned on going, but had committed to work at the library Monday through Wednesday...before the closing was postponed. Sam went down to help move them.

I made these Thursday.

Blueberry Muffins

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups blueberries

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat butter until fluffy then beat in sugar and eggs. Add vanilla. Stir flour mixture into the butter mixture, along with the milk. Fold in blueberries. Either grease muffin tins or line with paper liners. Fill tins a bit over half. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

I don't know how many this makes! I got 24 small muffins and 6 regular size muffins out of the recipe. (I needed the bite-size muffins for a book signing at the library.)