Monday, May 18, 2009

Blueberries and Best Blogging....Hmmmm.

Just for the record...I am NOT a baker! I never have been. And I probably NEVER will be!!! Not even the boxed cake kind, the just add water kind, or maybe not even the microwave kind...although I have never tried that option before.
(Okay, stop laughing!!! I feel bad enough without hearing all of you snickering at me! LOL)
I have never told that to anyone until now. And to tell you the truth I'm not exactly sure why I am confessing this little tidbit about myself, maybe it's therapeutic? (One can only hope right? LOL)
Well, my son has been asking for blueberry muffins. Yes, he has wanted mommy to make some since oh....maybe two months ago! I know, I know...I'm a bad mommy but what can I say, I am just not good at the baking thing okay!!!
In my unimaginable guilt, I decided to surprise him with the blueberry muffins on his return home from school this afternoon. (You all remember...he has been sick and out of school for two WHOLE weeks!!!!) He definitely deserved a little treat. Oh, What Mom's will do for our little ones...even if it means we will possibly be totally embarrassed!
So, go figure...I don't think I have enough oil but I use what I have anyway...and I only have skim I add it and continue on my journey to bakehood. (Is that a word btw?)
And Voila-here is the result of all my painstaking efforts!

Not to shabby eh? I have to say I was pretty proud of myself...(hence the reason I took the picture, LOL)
So, this was the before....And NOW for the after! (Hang on to your hats) they are a "little" to brown on the bottoms, but that is a whole different can of worms so to speak. (I'm gonna have to go to cooking school to get that timing right! LOL)
I have to say that all in all I was thrilled to have the muffins ready when my son walked in the door. And yes, he was SO happy...that he even wanted to give one to his little neighbor friend. (I sort of cringed when he said it, but gave one anyway...thinking "Oh Dear Lord!".)
To my surprise, he came back with a chocolate chip cookie from her.... :)

And that's not all girlfriends.
I was just thrilled to learn I had been given this "FABulous" Award from Tami @ Diary of a Mad Woman.
Is this not one of the cutest awards ever???

She has the most heart and can be just hilarious as well. I encourage you to head on over and check out her blog, it will be time well spent!
Thank you again Tami, you are a sweetheart!
I'd like to recognize...
Mimi @ Frump's Findings
Carma @ Carma Sez More
Kristen @ BonBon Rose
Jennifer @ It's a Beauty Filled Life
All of you ladies inspire me...thank you.
To all of you who come visit me....I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it! This award is for ALL of you as well!!! (Time has made me end this post without adding all 20 or 30 of you! But my son is need of a bath...I wish I had 20 fingers to type with, LOL)


carma said...

That award's got character! Thanks for thinking of me! I graciously accept :D

Jennifer said...

They look yummy to me! I'd eat 'em! :-)

Congratulations on your award! What an awesome way to start off the week! And thank you for awarding it to me too! :-)

Alicia said...

For not being a baker, those look pretty good!

And congrats on your new award!! You deserve it!

Tami said...

I do have to say those muffins look pretty good! you did a GREAT job! blueberry muffins are a staple around here LOL. our middle son LOVES THEM! Those would have been done in minutes if you lived here LOL.

You're very welcome for the award. Your always so uplifting! hence..the reason I chose you! You rock!

Em said...

They look fabulous!!

I'll let you in on a little secret - Betty Crocker Simply Add Water blueberry muffins - they come in a pouch on the baking aisle.

Even I can't screw these up!

Welcome to SiTS! Glad he's feeling better, poor guy. Em

Mommy24cs said...

Good Job!!! They look yummy. See you can do it lol.

Congrats on the award, it's so cute :o)

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Congrats on the award and a baking success! I bet your son was so excited...

mimi said...

I'm a baker/chef wanna be. I try and try and fail and fail. I think your muffins look beautiful.

Congratualtions on that cute award. And THANK YOU for recognizing always make me smile!!!

alfmen3 said...

I have to agree Dee... the muffins look so yummy! I am happy that your sweet little man is feeling better. Love ya'! <3

Kristin said...

Thank you so much!! And those muffins look delish!