Good Morning My Friend ....
The muffins are warm out of the oven and the tea water is still hot! (Sure, I'll make a pot of coffee... if you'd prefer!) I thought I'd share one our family favorite recipes with you! A number of years ago, Pete and the kids and I planted 30 blueberry bushes and watched them grow and eventually put out fruit... a few years after that we had SO MANY blueberries I was begging for people to come pick them! Honestly, we had sooo many blueberries in the freezer that I could bake muffins EVERY morning all year 'round (plus blueberry pancakes, pies and blueberry coffee cake on a regular basis) and JUST BARELY be finishing up our supply when it was time to start picking again! I think at one point we had 35 gallons (over-stuffed ziplock bags!). Can you imagine your kids NOT wanting hot, homemade muffins? Our kids were sick of them for a while! Oh what I would give to have that supply again... THANK GOD for my parent's generosity with their crop!! FYI: We did transplant some of the bushes from our old house to my parent's and we will order another dozen or so bushes this spring to be planted here!! Give us a few years and we'll be asking for help again!!
Here's my blueberry muffin recipe!! (As a side note... the original recipe, before I made a few changes to it, was that of Charlotte Pease. She was one of my dad's customers when I was a kid and she also has had the Pease Public Library in Plymouth named after her & her brother. He was one of the WWII pilots. They both passed away a long time ago.)
1/4+ C. light olive oil or canola oil
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cider vinegar
1/2+ C. milk
1 C. sugar
2 C. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1+ C. fresh or frozen blueberries
1/4+ C. chocolate chips
(Preheat your oven to 375*) Mix the first 6 ingredients well (I use a spoon) then add the flour & baking soda in and mix thoroughly. Add the blueberries & chocolate chips and fold in carefully... over-stirring will make the batter blue although it won't change the yummy flavor at all! (Trust me on this... I've done it a few times!) Spoon the batter into greased muffin tins (spray Pam will work too). Bake at 375* for approx. 20 minutes... or till they turn a golden brown!!
If your family is like mine, they will ask for them again and again! Let me know how yours came out... as you can see from the above picture, they don't stay around long enough in my house to take a picture of the full dozen!
I've enjoyed our visit.... hope you have too! Have a blessed day!