Though, my mother disagrees, I am fortunate to not be a clean-freak.
I am fortunate to not be concerned by the blobs of muffin mix landing on the floor, nor the dusting of flour across my clean shirt. My Widget balances a top the chair as she stirs in the chocolate chips.
Cooking with kids is like this; a mess on the brink of catastrophe. But oh how kids love to cook!
I love cooking when the autumn brings colder temperatures and hearty appetites. The hearty appetites make cooking for cowboys a breeze, because they’ll eat anything that is hot.
We, my Widget and I, have been baking for two months, now. Gathering time, we baked cookies. Shipping time, we baked cookies again. This cookie baking has become a bit mundane.
Today, we have created our best alternative for cookies;
Pumpkin-Chocolate chip- Muffins
1 ½ C. flour ½ C. canned pumpkin ½C.milk ¼ C. butter ½ C. brown sugar melted 1 egg 1 T. sugar 1 C. chocolate chips ½ t. salt ½ t. nutmeg
Mix all ingredients except 1 T. sugar. Pour into greased muffin tin. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake 20 min @ 350
I quadrupled this recipe and yielded 3.5 dozen muffins!