Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Instead of doing a spring trip to a waterpark as I had planned, we decided to do a stay-cation instead and visit the DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville. The kids had so much fun!!

You can see more Wordless Wednesday pics at 5 Minutes for Mom!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Pumpkin Muffins

We absolutely love muffins at our house! They are so nice to have around for quick breakfasts and snacks. They freeze well and are great to have on hand when we have overnight guests. This is by far our favorite muffin recipe:

Pumpkin Muffins

4 eggs
2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 15 oz. can pumpkin
3 cups flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 cups raisins

1. Beat together eggs and sugar in a large bowl. Add oil and pumpkin. Mix well.

2. In a seperate bowl, mix together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to pumpkin mixture. Mix until just combined. Stir in raisins

3. Pour batter into greased or paper-lined muffin tins. I usually use regular and mini-sized. I like to use my 1 tbsp. cookie scoop. 1 scoop for mini-muffins, 3 for regular.

4. Bake at 375 degrees. 18-20 minutes for regular sized, and 8-10 minutes for mini-muffins. Cool on wire racks. This recipe made two dozen regular sized and two dozen mini-muffins.

Check out more Tasty Tuesday recipes at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - March 7

Hope everyone had a nice weekend! Ours was busy...we're painting our entryway/stairway, so we spent some time on that. I had the lovely job of removing a nasty wallpaper border. Ugh. Wallpaper should be banned. Here's the plan for this week:

Monday - Cheeseburgers, Fries

Tuesday - BBQ Chicken Pizza. I use this recipe for the crust, and add chicken, mushrooms, red onions and red peppers. Since it's still so cold (bummer!!), I won't be grilling it, but just using the oven.

Wednesday - Pasta Fagioli Soup

Thursday - Undecided...hubby is taking the day off, and we are planning to go to the Children's Museum. L has parent/teacher conferences and Kindergarten readiness, leftovers?

Friday - Out

Saturday - Chili...might try this recipes posted by my cousin on her blog.

Sunday - Couples Group, so something to share.

I should mention that I finally worked up the courage to make English Muffins last week and they turned out!!! My wonderful husband thinks they actually taste better than store bought. They are definitely cheaper!! I plan to make some again next week and will take pictures then. Baking plan for this week is granola bars!

Check out more Menu Plan ideas at I'm an Organizing Junkie.