Monday, April 8, 2013

What Happened to the Coffee Pot???

This past Friday AM started out with "What?  The coffee pot is not working?"  O.K., I admit it... I appreciate need a cup of hot, black coffee to start my day.  Every day.  The next best thing sounded good - a cup of Taster's Choice instant black coffee - but it really is just not the same, but it had to do.  My DH & I were delivering "Meals on Wheels" to seniors in town on Friday.  This is a wonderful program in many towns, including mine, where volunteers take turns delivering a noontime well balanced meal to members of the older generation.

It had been a typically busy week and our younger son was coming in that evening for a weekend visit.  A new coffee maker was purchased in the afternoon and there was no time to bake goodies.  However, my search in our freezer yielded a Ziploc Freezer Bag of Yummy Blueberry Muffins!  Woohoo!  Those 6 muffins filled with blueberries were placed on a plate and covered with GladWrap - to defrost.

Covered & Defrosting...
Yummy Blueberry Muffins are so good!  I use 1 Whole Egg + 2 Egg Whites when baking a batch.  If possible, I try to place 1 dozen in the freezer...for occasions such as on Friday.  (Sometimes a dozen finds its way to another kitchen after baking.)  That package in the freezer was a great find!  Nothing like a homemade goodie when one of the guys is in!  Yes, Saturday brought me to find my stove again.  :)

Yummy Blueberry Muffins

Oven Temperature:  375°F
Time:  26 Minutes
Yield:  22 Muffins

Ingredients

1/2 Cup Butter/Margarine
1 and 1/4 Cups Sugar
1 Whole Egg + 2 Egg Whites
2 Cups Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon (optional, but a wonderful addition)
1/2 Cup Milk (can be Soy Milk)
2 - 2 and 1/2 Cups Blueberries (fresh or frozen that have been defrosted)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place paper liners in muffin tins.
  3. In large bowl cream butter/margarine with Sugar and beat until light.
  4. Add Egg + 2 Egg Whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Add Baking Powder, Salt, Cinnamon and 1/2 of Flour.  Beat.
  6. Add 1/2 of Milk, beat.
  7. Add remaining Flour, beat.
  8. Then, add remaining Milk, beat.
  9. Gently add in Blueberries.  Stir in with Spatula or large Spoon.
  10. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full.
  11. Bake 26 Minutes or until muffins are lightly browned.
These light muffins taste great all year using drained defrosted Blueberries!  Do you bake & freeze goodies?

Enjoy!
Yummy!
  

8 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We love our coffee here at our house, too! And I always freeze some of everything I bake. It's so nice to have some muffins..even if they are cornbread muffins in the freezer! Blueberry muffins are my favorite though! Happy Spring my friend!

Stacey said...

Don't you just hate it when the coffee pot dies? We are so addicted that we have to go immediately to get a new one. The last two times ours died my Dad was here visiting. Strange huh?

Funny story.. at our last house we had a neighbor who borrowed things all the time. I never minded. One day she called and asked to borrow our coffee pot. I sweetly explained to her that she doesn't understand coffee drinking. If you drink coffee you just can't loan your pot. She went to the dollar store and bought one. :)

By the way, we have muffins in our fridge right now too.

JG said...

Lavender Dreamer- Cornbread, yum! That sounds so good, especially with hot black coffee. :)

Stacey- I wasted no time to purchase a new one. Works great & will not be loaned! All set for a few years. Did I read muffins? :)

~Judy

Mary said...

I love your muffins and I too am a coffee addict. I can't get started without a cup. Your muffins are a perfect go-with. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

JG said...

Mary- Thanks! These are my family's fave Blueberry Muffins... even without coffee. :)

~Judy

Carol said...

I need to start my day with coffee and would love to have a yummy muffin, too! They look amazing!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

It's so handy to have baked goods in the freezer to bring out on a busy day. I could never get along without my coffee pot, even for one day!

JG said...

Carol- Thanks!

Cathy- It's looking like I need to defrost some blueberries soon and bake another batch.

~Judy