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favorite breakfast muffins

Originally uploaded by mi.ventana

Yesterday I made a double batch of these delicious and healthy muffins to freeze for breakfasts after the baby arrives.

They are packed with whole grains and whip up in just a few minutes. I’ve adapted the recipe below from the Taste of Home Cookbook.

1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. In another small bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened.

Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full. (I usually fill them a little fuller–the recipe makes exactly 1 dozen.) Bake at 400 for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Makes 1 dozen.

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Pirate Ship Curtains

Originally uploaded by mi.ventana

I’ve been trying to work out in my head how to make curtains that are easily raised and lowered without using a bunch of fussy (and expensive) hardware.

Well, obviously, this idea worked in my head but not in real life. When I pulled them up, it so closely resembled the sail of an evil pirate ship that I started laughing uncontrollably.

I still haven’t figured out how to make these curtains work.

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