Lemon poppy seed muffins were on tap. I love the muffin recipe from Cook’s Illustrated The New Best Recipe (the recipe isn’t available online – phooey, but the cookbook really is amazing) I think the secret ingredient is the added 1 1/2 cups of plain yogurt – so moist!. Even with a series of botched recipe mistakes: 1 T of baking soda, instead of 1 t; sugar into the flour; dropping the eggs before creaming the butter and sugar! Seriously, maybe I wasn’t as present as I thought. BUT – they turned out great – and I had a super helper, too. Yes, that is a hand knit Debbie Bliss sweater from when she was 3! and a homemade tie dye t-shirt which are a blast to make with the kiddos! I adore that she still loves that sweater. It doesn’t look THAT small! – well at least that is what I tell myself.
There goes the tablespoon of baking soda – oops!
We spent the rest of the day just hanging out, reading a Harry Potter novel, shoveling (see – not too cold!),