I had high hopes for everything I wanted to accomplish this past weekend. I was going to bake cookies and muffins, I made a menu for the week, and went grocery shopping…And then fell down the rabbit hole of Journaling pins thanks to Pinterest. Between that and Instagram, I got virtually nothing done, aside from some collage-ing in my own journal. And the laundry. And then on Monday, I had a massive allergy attack (thanks ragweed!), and didn’t get much sleep, so Tuesday I did nothing that required much in the way of effort. So it wasn’t until Wednesday afternoon that I made these Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins.
During one of my ingredient-stops at the store, the bambino mentioned he wanted some mini muffins, which of course happened to be on sale. I told him (truthfully) that there wasn’t money in the budget for them (Unless Jay and I are making a meal from Buffalo Chicken Dip, and need chips of some sort to go with that, I don’t budget for things like mini muffins, cookies, or any junk food/things I can easily make at home), but that I would happily make him a homemade version. He was agreeable to that.
And then I proceeded to spend practically the entire weekend lusting after washi tapes, blank books, and rubber stamps. And lamenting my own creativity and lack of adventures and stories. But I don’t want to be that parent who promises something and doesn’t deliver, so I eventually got to work in the kitchen.
The nice thing about homemade muffins is that you can make them to suit your tastes or dietary needs. I tossed some whole wheat flour in there to make them a smidge on the healthier side, but let’s be honest, the fact that these have mini chocolate chips in them pretty well ruins any health benefits. Still they’re tasty, and poppable!