Sheared Bliss


Muffin Monday
February 25, 2013, 10:40 am
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SweetP loves muffins so I’ve been experimenting with stuffing as much fruit, veggies, and other healthy things as possible into muffin form.  So far pumpkin spice and banana with blueberries have been a hit, but when SweetP eats four mini muffins at a time even minimally sweetened muffins seem like a lot of sugar.  This week I decided to try a savory muffin.

Spinach Cheddar Muffins

1 3/4 c. flour (I used gluten free – half Bob’s Red Mill and half Pamela’s bread flour plus 3/4 tsp. xanthan gum)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda

3/4 c. milk
1/4 c. sour cream
6 T. melted butter
1 egg
1 c. shredded cheddar
12 oz. bag frozen spinach thawed and with as much moisture as possible squeezed out

Mix all of the dry ingredients together and all of the wet ingredients together (including the spinach and cheese). Dump the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.  Spoon into muffin tins that have been well greased or lined with muffin papers (I made 6 regular muffins and 16 mini muffins).  Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes for mini muffins or 35 minutes for regular muffins.

I forgot this time, but next time I think I’ll add a couple of tablespoons of flax meal.



FO Friday – Toasty Toddler

At 15 months Wiggles is well and truly a toddler.  He walks nearly all the time now (although only where he wants to go still) and can say five words (assuming we’re counting animal noises as words).  He’s so much more than just a wiggly little baby lump that I think it’s time he graduated to a new blog name – SweetP.  He’s also graduated to a new sweater.  I want to make it a tradition that SweetP gets a new hand knit sweater every year.  There should be some perks to being the child of a knitter, right?  Last year I made him a Baby Sophisticate, which I inexplicably have no pictures of him wearing.  Maybe CodeMonkey has some – I’ll bug him and update later.  This year I went for a whole ensemble to keep SweetP warm while he’s playing outside.

Hat

Pattern: Why yes, it is another Aviatrix

Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca in 6243 Navy

Size: Worsted weight version in the 18 month size

Notes: I accidentally knit one extra wedge section and decided to leave it instead of ripping it out.  It worked out ok.  It makes the hat a little more prone to slipping down over SweetP’s eyes, but mostly it keeps his forehead and the back of his neck warmer.

Mittens

Pattern: Dulaan Easy-On Mittens

Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca in 6207 Salt and Pepper

Notes: So far SweetP doesn’t use the thumbs much, but they should fit him for a while so I imagine they’ll come in handy later.  Thanks to the I-cord we haven’t lost a mitten yet.

Sweater

Pattern: Gramps

Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca in 6243 Navy and 6207 Salt and Pepper

Size: 12-24 months

Notes: I left off the pockets and elbow patches in the interest of getting it finished and worn.