This week was another good, quiet week at home. One of my friends and I got together with our children for supper one night since both of our husbands were out of town (not together). That was fun. And Sarah Beth and I are heading to the Nutcracker tomorrow. I've never been to a ballet, so this should be an experience.
Here's how I did with my monthly goals; I think I did well this month. Hooray!
- With the holiday season coming quickly and with cooler temperatures, I want to start baking something extra weekly. Once again, I baked some strawberry muffins. They are just so good, and I had the necessary ingredients so it's hard to resist making them. You can find the recipe below. We also made Chocolate Minty Melt Cookies; that's how I know that Christmas is coming. Yum! A peppermint-flavored chocolate cookie with a mint truffle kiss on top. Delicious!
- I also want to involve my children more in the kitchen. Both Sarah Beth and Daniel helped bake the cookies Wednesday, and Sarah Beth helped with the bread baking yesterday, too.
- I want to crochet some dishcloths. I've got four (almost five) done, and here is the picture that I finally took of them. By the way, I'm giving two of these dishcloths away in my five-year blogging anniversary giveaway. Check it out!
How was your week? What were you able to get accomplished? Have you seen the Nutcracker? Any other ballet?
Now for the recipe for Strawberry Muffins. I found this recipe somewhere online, but I can't remember whose blog it was on. If it was yours, let me know, and I'll give you credit. This recipe is so easy and simple and yummy and healthy -- okay, well, not so healthy. Take a box of strawberry cake mix and two cups of applesauce and mix them together. Bake at 375 for 15-18 minutes. That's it. Easy-peasy! The muffins are really good the first day, but if there are any left, they are very moist, i.e. grossly wet, the next day. I don't care for them then, but my kids still love them. Do you have a recipe for strawberry muffins?