You mean when you said you were going to make ricotta gnocchi and ravioli from scratch?
Okay, so not THAT goal. Try again.
How about the one where you said you were going to read more? And enter those blog events? And make risotto? And crash your computer to expedite the process of getting a new one?
Check. And check. And check. And, unfortunately check.
And whatever happened to that boy at the gym?
Well that boy at the gym and I happened to go on our second date last night. We got dinner and saw Year One, which was a pretty good movie. Not for the faint of heart, though. Definitely not. And then sat outside and talked for a LONG time. And it was good. He's the first guy I've gone out with in a while who didn't try to convince me that it was common procedure to have sex on the first date (and okay he's also the first guy I've gone out with in a while. period.), which automatically gives him a gold star in my book. I don't want to jinx anything, but I'm optimistic :D.
I should also probably mention that I'm typing this from my new computer AS WE SPEAK. I am already in love with it. It's so light and portable and small and cute. And, best of all - IT TURNS ON! And really, that's all I ask for.
Okay so you're probably like, Joanne, do you bake ANYTHING besides blueberry muffins. Apparently the answer is no. But I have an excuse. This week Reeni, lovely lovely Reeni with the mouth-watering blog Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice is hosting the Blogger Secret Ingredient Contest. And this week's secret ingredient is blueberries. And so how could I resist making some new muffins? These are actually blueberry BANANA muffins that I "stole" from Smitten Kitchen. Her recipe was for a quickbread, though. Although she scaled it down to make two mini loaves. And then I one-upped her by turning them into muffins. I love that blog by the way. I can't open it up anymore, though because I get too tempted to make everything on it.
My mom said she didn't know if she liked the blueberry and banana combination. But she said this as she reached for her second muffin. So I'm not quite sure that her opinion counts. I personally really liked them. It was like a mixture of really good banana bread (which is what the bananas were originally for but I have this obsession with small things and so muffins it was!) and blueberries. I don't see how you could go wrong.
As I said before, I am submitting this to this week's BSI, being hosted by Reeni at Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice.
Blueberry Banana Muffins
Serves 12, adapted from Smitten Kitchen
4 overripe bananas
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 pinch salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 pinch cloves
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup blueberries
Preheat the oven to 350. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. With a wooden spoon, mix the melted butter into the bananas. Mix in the sugar, egg, vanilla, and spices. Sprinkle in the baking soda and salt and mix in. Add the flour. Mix until just incorporated. Fold in the blueberries. Pour batter into a lined muffin tin. Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 25 minutes. I just set the timer for 15 minutes originally and kept checking on them every 2 minutes after that.