This was stuck in my head all day yesterday:
And now it’ll be stuck in your head all day long too. It’s a long story. I was on the verge of another Father Ted & the Toilet Duck kind of day. I don’t know why I’m so loopy, nor why I’m so tired. I’ve been sleeping okay, but it’s apparently not been enough. I don’t know if it’s the weather, or what. I’ve been alternating between feeling like I’ve hit a wall, or wanting to crawl out of my skin. It’s bizarre. I got to the point that I asked my boss if I could leave an hour early on Friday. He was nice enough to agree to it, so I got home around 4:30.
We ended up going to George’s for dinner last night, although I had every intention of cooking. My problem was that the kitchen was an absolute disaster. I’d let it go for the past few days, and today, I got to the point where I needed to clean it up, but I didn’t have the energy or desire for anything else. So Jay, gods love him, took us out. It was a nice start to the weekend.
I woke this morning to a massive thunderstorm. I was awake when it started rolling in, but I decided to be lazy and just doze in bed. A massive crack of lightning that sounded like it hit right outside the window had me bolting upright, so after that I decided I’d go downstairs and make some coffee. And some muffins.
At our Weight Watchers meeting on Tuesday, our leader wanted to know if anyone was interested in taking one of the cookbooks she had for sale, making a few recipes from it, and then reporting back (as well as making notes in the cookbook itself) before passing it off to someone else. Not surprisingly, I got volunteered to take the first round, so I was sent off with the Power Foods Cookbook (I believe these are only available through meeting centers).
I started flipping through it, and found quite a few things right off the bat I thought sounded good (and that Jay would be willing to try), so I was game. I thought the muffins would be good for the long weekend, as well as an easy weekday breakfast, since I never seem to be able to sit down to eat until at least 7 each morning, and we need to be out the door by 7:30. But that’s all beside the point.
I did have to substitute applesauce for the oil called for in the recipe–I forgot to pick up light olive oil at the grocery store when I went the other night, and I didn’t think extra-virgin olive oil would taste that great. I also used white whole wheat flour in place of the quinoa flour, as I had already spent $10 on a bag of organic Bob’s Red Mill quinoa (that was all Hy-Vee had), and I wasn’t about to spend another $10 on a bag of flour.
They’re good. Rather “healthy” tasting, but like any plain muffin, they’re made better with some butter (light butter, actually, since I’m trying to pay attention to points and all). They’re 5 PointsPlus each, but since I’m not one who can eat just a muffin and some fruit for breakfast (not without feeling ravenous an hour later), I’d probably bulk it up with some chicken sausage…If I had almond butter, that might be good in place of the regular butter. They’re surprisingly filling, though. I ate two mini-muffins and half a regular-sized one, and I feel rather full. The recipe says it makes 12 muffins, but I had enough batter left over that I made a few mini-muffins for the bambino:
He ate one and declared he was done. He seemed more excited about the chocolate chess pie I’ll be making later today! For now, I need to go get myself dressed. Jay needs caffeine of some sort, since he had a bout with insomnia beginning at 3 this morning, and I have a pedicure early this afternoon! I’ll be back later, with that chess pie and whatever I decide to make for dinner!