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Meals Made Easy: Pumpkin Muffins

30 Mar

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This is a very old recipe from Martha Stewart and I can’t find the link on-line. In the video we make 1/2 of the actual recipe. The full recipe makes nine full loaves of bread.

Here is the recipe cut in half.

 

1 1/8 cups butter, softened

1/4 + 1/2 Tbsp molassas

3 cups sugar

6 eggs

1 cup orange juice or water

3 cups pumpkin puree

3/4 tsp baking powder

1 Tbsp baking soda

3/4 Tbsp salt

1/2 Tbsp cinnamon

1/2 Tbsp ground cloves

1 1/2 cups raisins (optional)

In a very large bowl, cram butter, molasses and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat until light and lemon colored. Add orange juice or water and pumpkin. Mix well. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add to pumpkin mixture, 1 cup at a time, mixing well. Stir in raisins if using them. Spoon mixture into buttered muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes.

Meals Made Easy: Crockpot Dinner

29 Mar

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This is the Au Jus Sandwiches recipe from The Crockin’ Girls. We always have lots of au jus left over so I saute some thick-sliced onions and add them to the broth. In an oven-proof bowl I add a toasted piece of French bread, the onion broth and top with a piece of mozzarella cheese then bake it in the oven until the cheese is golden for French Onion Soup.

Materials for March 26-30: Meals Made Easy

24 Mar

Putting meals on the table or in lunch boxes daily isn’t always easy. This week we’re going to prep several different ideas to make life a little more simple.

These are the materials you will need this week.

Monday: Week Day Sandwiches

  • 6 Day Old Bread from Jimmy Johns (they are $.49 each)
  • One pound of lunch meat
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Plastic wrap
  • Jumbo Ziplock bags (These bags hold 2 1/2 gallons. If you can’t find them, use gallon Ziplock bags.)

Tuesday: Grab and Go Snacks

  • Snack-size Ziplock bags
  • Various fruits and/or veggies
  • Plastic souffle cups and lids (These are small, lidded containers you can buy at a party store. They hold about 1-2 oz.)
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Plastic shoe box

Wednesday: Homemade Baby Food

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 apple
  • Waxed paper
  • Cookie sheet
  • Blender or food processor (optional)

Thursday: Crock Pot Dinner

  • 1 Boneless beef roast (about 3 pounds)
  • 2 Packages Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 2 Cans beef broth
  • Crockpot

Friday: Pumpkin Muffins

  • Butter
  • Molasses
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • 2 Cans pumpkin puree
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground cloves

Introducing…..

24 Feb

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