Wednesday, May 10, 2017
I've taken quite a hiatus from blogging. I've missed the bloggy world but it has been refreshing. What's new? I had baby number 6 on May 1st! Baby Girl Averie. I'll do a blog post when I'm up to it. We've been taking it easy this last week.
I've had a major urge to clean and bake and organize lately. Making up for lost time in the last 9 months I suppose! Last evening, I began the process of emptying our gigantic freezer in the garage. It has lasted for the past 6 years and a previous 20-30 before that with different owners....it's on the verge of dying now. :( Time to do some spring cleaning! Lots of berries out there that definitely needed to be used up ASAP. So, what do I make? MUFFINS! With all these ever growing bodies to feed, muffins are a quick and easy breakfast or after school snack.
The recipe is adapted from a cookbook gifted to me many years ago. The book is called 'Muffin Mania' by Cathy Prange and Joan Pauli.
note* I am a one bowl kinda gal, so I really just throw everything in and mix it up! The muffin man would be very disappointed in my kitchen logic!
Morning Glory Muffins with a Twist
2 cups flour
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups cranberries
2 cups Saskatoon berries
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup oil
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup almond milk (optional, mine was a bit on the dry side so I added this)
Lemon zest to taste.
Mix it up. Fill greased muffin tins. Bake at 350* for 20-25 minutes. Yields 24 nice size muffins.
These muffins remind me of McDonald's Fruit N Fibre muffins. But you will have to see for yourself.
note* I like to add what is on hand in my cupboards, You have nuts, add nuts, Craisins? do it. Raisins? Be my guest! Play it up to what you and your fam jam like! Have fun with it and make it your own!
Until next time,
The Abstract Mama - Winging it, One day at a time.
Sunday, January 1, 2017
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world!" John 16:33
|Thanks to The Paper Shelter for this freebie background this past week!|
It's a good day to start a new year! And with this new year comes another Word of the Year! My word is....
it is my hope and prayer that I can & will endure and persevere through whatever is thrown my way this year. All with God's strength of course, because I know I cannot do it on my own.
Today has been a quiet, peaceful, & relaxing day. We made a huge breakfast, the hubs took all the kiddos sledding while I stayed home with the baby so he could nap. It's been a day of coffee, food, and family. I am grateful for the year behind us (the good and the bad), and looking forward to whatever is in store for this year. I am choosing to look at this new beginning with joy, and not fear. God is still in control no matter what is going on in our world...
Friday, September 2, 2016
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Friday, August 5, 2016
Alright folks, get your thinking caps on! I want to see what you've got!
No cards this time, so I decided to make up some ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) or you can also use them for your lovely planners! (Who doesn't love stickers?!) PicMonkey has done some upgrades and they are amazing! Creative Corner Challenges is where it's at, so head on over and check out all the fantastic projects our Design Team has created!
Please feel free to use this sheet for your own personal use.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Welcome to another summer edition from Creative Corner Challenges! Half way through July...I hope everyone is having a fabulous summer?!
This week's challenge from Team Jess is a Congratulations theme and we have no sponsor this week!
I did up a baby card for this challenge. It was fun to use a Peas in a Pod die from Sizzix. Here's what I came up with! I hope you will join us and play along!
Thursday, July 7, 2016
This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine.
Don't let Satan
Blow it out.
Quite often songs will pop into my head for different situations. This morning's drive out to pick the kids up from VBS, was one of those times.
So many upsetting events have happened in the last little while. Families have lost their sons, daughters, mothers, fathers....so vague but just look/listen to the news and you'll see what I see.
I can't shake this huge overwhelming feeling of needing to pray. Praying for our nations, government, families, "bad guys"...falling on my face & tears pouring kinda prayer.
Lord use me.
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine.