Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Seedlings and Chocolate Banana Muffins

Yesterday I finished buying all my seeds to get my garden veggies and flowers started inside by my BIG south window. Right now I have two flats of lettuce and spinach growing.... they won't make it to the garden... we will EAT it all first!!! Lettuce and spinach are easy to grow year round in a sunny window. My mouth is watering just thinking about FRESH greens! I will be planting the veggies and flower seedlings in mid March so they will be ready for the first part of May. I won't put tomatoes out till more towards the end of May.

I am "thinking" SPRING!! Today is a rainy day.... that is ok, it is rain, not snow! The temps are going to FALL and tomorrow's high is only in the low 20's..... It is still February on the calendar, but in my heart I am choosing SPRING! That is one great thing about growing your own seedlings... getting into the soil WEEKS before we can work outside in the "real" garden!

Today is "Home Day" for the little boys and me..... it is the only week day morning that we don't have anything going on. No pre-school, no speech, no "mom's group" Bible study... Just a wonderful day to be home! We do "home-school" pre-school for about 30 minutes but other than that the boys just ENJOY playing with each other while I tackle house work. Tonight we have church. I am going to make up the following recipe to share with the women's Bible study.
I found this recipe on Home Makers Cottage.

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

1-1 /2 C flour
1 C sugar
1/4 C baking cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 1/3 C mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
1/3 C vegetable oil (I used olive oil)
1 egg
1 C miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl, combine bananas, oil, and egg; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350-degrees

Well, I am off to FIND my kitchen!!! With all the remodeling going on my kitchen counters have been PILED on!! YUCK!!!! The re-model is progressing. Last night Chris tore off the ceiling tiles and together we hung dry wall on the ceiling. Tonight he will tape and mud the joints and then we will stomp it! I am so glad to have a fresh ceiling! I am NOT a fan of square ceiling tiles!

Have a BLESSED day, BE a BLESSING!
Heather

1 comment:

ValleyGirl said...

Mmm, these are very similar to a Chocolate Chip Banana Muffin recipe that we all love. Must think to add the cocoa next time for something new!