Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A Freezing Day

CCCCold! Well it is 5° above and when I looked out the window this morning I was surprised to see that the lake froze over during the night. There was a single Canada goose that seemed to be stuck a few feet out from our beachfront. He sat there looking around and then settled back down. I thought that he perhaps would soon be a victim of the resident bald eagles, wondering which would do him in first - the ice or the predators. I had my camera ready. 

Don’t you know that after about ten minutes he stood up, and walked on the ice, out of my view! He wasn’t stuck at all. 

Today I baked a dozen of tasty applesauce muffins. I had a small bit of batter left so I make a thirteenth one in a little pan. We ate that one!
If no one stops in today, they will all be popped into the freezer and enjoyed another time.

A breakfast party presentation would be fun, don’t you think?
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(I cut the recipe in half. What would I do with 24 muffins?????)
Applesauce Muffins

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.

YIELD: 24 servings

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional
  • Cinnamon-sugar, optional
  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Stir in applesauce. Combine the flour, baking soda and spices; stir into creamed mixture. Fold in nuts.
  • 2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar if desired. Yield: about 2 dozen.
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  1. the muffins sound wonderful! you can keep that frigid air. :)

  2. Thanks for the recipe. I will definitely make it.
    Sounds wonderful...

  3. Another great recipe - thank you!