I sound excited, but I am actually not a big fan of winter.
I do think snow is pretty and can be quite fun to play in.
My motto is, "If it is going to be cold, it might as well snow!" :)
As the snow was falling it did look quite picturesque. Unfortunately, I did not get bundled up to go outside and take any pictures for you. Sorry. :(
I did take some pictures of the muffins I made on that snowy day, though.
I used a recipe for pumpkin chip muffins. I really like this recipe. It is a recipe my mother used to make when I was a child.
I did make a couple changes to the original recipe. I used butternut squash instead of pumpkin, and melted butter instead of canola oil. They were delicious!
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
- 1-1/2 cups canola oil
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, pumpkin and oil until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full.
- Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Yield: about 2 dozen.