Saturday, November 19, 2011

Must be something in the water

We have been experiencing an usually warm fall. It has been absolutely gorgeous.

We haven't had any snow yet and afternoons go all the way up to 17 C which for my American friends is mid sixties.  That just doesn't happen here in later  November, never. As a matter of fact folks around here start putting up their Christmas Lights/ Decorations the day after Halloween to avoid freezing hands and cold wind/wet rains face burn.

Today, yup today, I took down the top to my gazebo and put away the lawn chair cushions, must be a record for the latest date so far. I am loving this fall. As a matter of fact I am still loving just about everything about my life right about now. The Cattleman breaths easy, my daughter is about to have another child on the  16 Th of December, My breakfast club kids are a wonderful crew who are enhancing our lives to no end, my other children are all healthy and relatively settled these days, I have a plan for work and it's actually working out the way I dreamed it would, nothing and I mean , absolutely NOTHING is wrong. NOTHING bothers me or breaks my peace.

Whats up with that? I have no idea, but I can work with it. :O)

I'm just not used to being so darn optimistic, it worries me....perhaps they are mixing in some Prozac with the fluoride?....just kidding.......

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Psychedelic Sunday

Ya know it's gonna be a great day when you wake up with a Ray Charles tune running round your head:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Maple Muffins recipe to mollify me......

Children, This recipe is for Joel.

The kiddos were a tad upset that I forgot to add this recipe in the box,  so here goes.

My kids favorite maple muffin recipe is as follows:

Grey's heavenly Maple syrup Muffins.

1/4 cup of margarine (or butter)

1/2 cup of sugar

1 teaspoon of salt

1 1/4 cups flour

2 teaspoons of baking powder

3/4 cups of rolled oats

1/2 cup of milk

1/2 cup of maple syrup.(yes I have even used the pancake syrup and folks still manage to eat them.)

Glaze (optional)
1 tablespoon butter

1/2 cup of icing sugar

1 tablespoon of maple syrup


Soften the Margarine and blend in the sugar and salt.

Add dry ingredients and blend in with a pastry cutter or cut them in with a knife/fork, until crumbly.

Mix in the oats.

blend milk and maple syrup together and pour over your other mixed ingredients, stirring only to moisten.

Put in muffin tins or muffin papers in muffin tins about 3/4 full.

Pop into a preheated oven (350 F) for about 20 minutes.

Now these muffins are tasty enough but sometimes when I'm in a really good mood or need a really good sugar fix I add/spread the Glaze on top when the baked muffins are already slightly cooled. Both ways are delicious.