Friday, October 30, 2009

happy halloween eve.....

happy pumpkin carving...
i received a text message earlier this week and it read "buzz lightyear and woody would like to visit you on saturday night". i can't wait.

this week has been early alarms and late nights. i roll out of bed step into the shower and realize another week is wrapping up. i wonder how the time goes so fast. then i remember there are errands to run, bills to pay, emails to return, dishes to do, appointments to make, people to see ... that's why.

i think saturday muffins would be nice.

coffee cake miniatures.

1/3 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 pkg. (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 T. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/4 c. milk

2/3 c. brown sugar
4 T. melted butter
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 c. powdered sugar
1-2 T. milk or cream

1. in a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar, then beat in egg.
2. in a medium bowl, combine flour, pudding mix, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk and beat until blended.
3. fill paper-lined muffin cups 1/3 full.
4. combine topping ingredients and sprinkle 1/2 of topping mixture over batter in muffin cups.
5. fill muffin cups with remaining batter and sprinkle remaining topping over tops.
6. bake at 375 degrees for 20 -25 minutes, cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack.
7. when cool, drizzle icing over tops.
yields about 1 dozen bakery size muffins.

+ if you are ultra grown-up and like nuts in your baked goods, you can add chopped walnuts to the batter and the topping.
+ and if you're like me and like cinnamon, go ahead and add a pinch more. i think you should be able to smell it over the brown sugar when you stir the topping. i think that should be my new rule.

this weekend i wish you a cozy bed, nice lightning, a piece of quiet, some shopping, a margarita, a hug or two. and one more thing. i like you . thanks for being my friend.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

made these and they were excellent...share them with someone special