Friday, June 12, 2009

Muffins, Snails, and Dirty Little Feet I have not been around for a few days! I have been reading all of your blogs as I am lazying around the house enjoying my first week home on summer vacation! This is one of the BEST perks of being a teacher!

What follows is a photo story of what I have done over the last 24 hours....My nephew, now to be referred to as Bean in order to protect his anonymity, spent the night with me last night and we had so much fun! I love having him over because life is just different through the eyes of a 3 year old!

So the first pic is what we did this morning...that would be making banana chocolate muffins! (I will post the recipe at the end of this is SO EASY!). They are soooo yummy! But of course Bean is a little bit picky with his eating habits so Aunt Bethi had to eat them by herself!

Here Bean is pointing out which muffin he wants to eat....Did he eat it? Of course not! Thank you God that he LIKES his gummy vitamins....the way that child eats, he needs them! (Course...banana chocolate muffins are not the healthiest choice for breakfast either but I'm the aunt not the mommy!)

Last night Bean was checking out a leaky spot by my water is hard to see but there is a snail that he was playing with in the water....he was fascinated by it but funny enough, he also was a bit afraid. I tried to get him to touch it but he kept saying " bite me". I tried to tell him that snails don't have teeth (as far as I know....I've never been bitten by one) but he would have nothing to do with the whole thing! At one point he did say that he wanted to kill it! I said "no, the snail is one of God's creatures!". It was so cute!

And this my a photo of the ridiculously dirty feet of my little string Bean! I got him these new flip flops and a pair of cool sunglasses to match at the Disney Store....(great buy: 2.99 for the flip flops and 3.99 for the glasses!) He lived in these flip flops the entire 24 hours (somehow he came to me with 3 pairs of flip flops for only a 24 hour visit!) and would not take them off! I had a pair of brown ones that matched better with his outfit today and I TRIED to convince him to wear those but he INSISTED on wearing the "owenge" ones!
Another highlight of the little visit is that Bean stayed dry the entire 24 hours that he was with me! YEAHHHHHHH!!!!! He is trying to get potty trained so that he can go to preschool and is doing pretty good (except for thinking that poop is supposed to happen on his back patio). I only had to wash poop out of his superman underwear 1 time last night (and hose him off in the front yard...what a sight!) but then he stayed dry and poop free!
Okay ladies...I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!
Praying for you and asking the Lord to work mightily in your lives!
Here's the recipe for the banana muffins :)
One Pan Banana Bread (Courtesy of my friend Robin)
1/3 cup vegetable oil (I use olive oil and it works out fine)
3 large mashed bananas
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup egg beaters (or 3 eggs)
2 1/3 cup bisquick
1 cup sugar
1/2 bag semisweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350*. Grease loaf pan or muffin pan. Stir all ingredients until well blended. Bake 55-65 minutes for loaf. Bake 25-30 minutes for muffins. Remove and let sit for 5 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on baking racks. Enjoy warm!


daniella said...

Good gravy, those muffins look divine!!! I'll have to make some one of these days.

Bethany, you are a darling and I pray blessings over you. Thank you so much for coming over and taking the time to say hello, leaving me some love :-)

Have a great weekend!

katiegfromtennessee said...

Hey Miss Bethany,

thanks for sharing your recipe. Those muffins looked super yummy to me:)