Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Yard Work...

...That's the plan for this week.

Yard work.

My mom came down last night and is spending the week with me. She is going to help me tackle the weeds and overgrowth that have popped up since I raked and bagged all the dead stuff earlier this spring. Sooooo, I don't expect to do much in the realm of blogging. (Though we all know my plans rarely prevail, so who knows what is really going to happen this week??!! Well, I know WHO knows...)

Anyway, before I get lost in the yard I wanted to share the Morning Glory Muffin recipe with you, at Annie's request:

Morning Glory Muffins
2 cups all-purpose flour (I used 1 cup all-purpose, 1 cup whole wheat)
1-1/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups grated carrot
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil (I used 1/2 cup veg. oil and 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce)
1 apple, peeled and shredded
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir in the carrot, raisins, coconut and pecans. In another bowl, beat eggs; add oil, apple and vanilla. Stir into flour mixture only until combined. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until muffins test done. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

Have a great week!

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Dakota's Mom said...

When you're done with your yard, will you come out and help with mine?? :) Good Luck!

annie said...

I hope you get lots done.

Thanks for the recipe!

Nicki said...

what a sweet momma you have! and that recipe sounds great!! hope you get a lot done!

km said...

Those look yummy. I wonder what they'd be like w/o the coconut. I'm not a fan. A fun way to get kids eating carrots.

Coach J said...

Enjoy your week working with your mom! I hope you get lots done :)
That recipe sounds wonderful, and I'll have to try it out.
I've been so busy, too, doing stuff to and around the house, so my commenting and posting has suffered greatly. Know I think of you often :)

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your mom and the yard work. The recipe sounds yummy.

JanMary said...

That's great you have help. My parents come help us with our garden, it would be in a sorry state otherwise. Could you take some before and after pics and share them?

Deborah said...

I dont bake much but I will try this recipe it sounds so yummy. love always me

luvmy4sons said...

How great your mom came for a visit. Enjoy!

Jodi said...

Hope you get all your yard work done!! I love Morning Glory muffins!! I am going to have to make these this weekend.

Alisun said...

Yummy I love these muffins and will be making these when my mom comes in two weeks.

Becoming Me said...

No kidding, I was seriously just thinking about how I wanted to find a good recipe for Morning Glory muffins