I’ve been sidetracked from sewing lately. My parents are headed to visit my brother this week, so we did turkey on Saturday. It was fun and tasted AMAZING but it was a whirlwind of grocery shopping and cooking. I highly recommend the Apple & Onion Stuffin’ Muffins and Trader Joe’s turkey!
Tomorrow I’m hoping to resume my current project, which is a Sammy Bag (dog sling) using corduroy Carnival Bloom. (I got some nice TWILL Moda Freebird in the mail today too!) It stormed all night and it’s still extremely dark and dreary, so I won’t get to take pictures of fabric today. It’s 65 degrees today and rainy. Tomorrow will be sunny and 40. Go figure.
So of course, I took advantage of the open windows and boiled the turkey carcass while I made some apple muffins. YUM!
First of all, check out that gorgeous golden color. I think that will be pot pie for tonight and soup to freeze. Can’t wait.
Now, for the muffins. I’ve been working on this recipe for a while now. My cousin sent me a recipe with whole wheat flour that was yummy but it didn’t really rise. I’ve adjusted the recipe several times and now I’m quite happy with it.
Peel and dice (small dice) 1 large apple (Fuji and Braeburn are my fav’s)
Dust apples with flour
Combine wet ingredients:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tbsp vanilla
3/4 cup milk (I used 1%)
Combine dry ingredients:
3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix gently – Do not over mix! Fold in the diced apple.
Spoon into a greased muffin pan
Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees (Your oven may vary, mine sure isn’t accurate!)
Makes 6 muffins. You could also make 12 cupcakes. You could also add a brown sugar & cinnamon topping (before baking) or a confectioner sugar glaze (after cooling).
OK, we have officially gone from dreary to thunderstorm and tornados – I’m posting this and charging every device I own in case the power goes out!