I went back to work full time after New Year, and all my hopes for keeping up with this blog have been dashed. To all of you bloggers out there who are parents and have full time jobs and still manage to post regularly, I salute you! I have no idea how you do it – my day consists of working, nursing, and getting all the housework done after the baby goes to bed. Where the blog fits, I have no idea. For that matter, where cooking fits is a bit of a mystery as well.
Tonight after bedtime, I decided it was high time to resuscitate one of my favorite recipes – Whole Grain Blueberry Muffins, which are healthy enough that they can be considered a legitimate breakfast food, and which a friend recently pointed out also contain flax and oatmeal, both of which helps with milk production (TMI for you non-moms out there, right?). My other favorite blueberry muffin recipe can’t pass for anything other than dessert, and doesn’t help with nursing, so it’ll have to wait for another day – and I have to applaud my own fortitude on that front, because I found that recipe first while digging for this one, and talked myself out of it.
These muffins are ridiculously easy, especially since I discovered that I’d already ground a bunch of oats, so I didn’t even use the food processor this time. I just mixed all the flours, blended the dries, whisked the wets, combined, folded in the blueberries, and baked. As easy as muffins! They’re sitting on my stove now, cooling from the oven, and they smell delicious. Almost delicious enough to make me excited about tomorrow morning – but no, I’d still rather stay in bed (which, needless to say, is no longer an option either now that I have a 4 month old).
What are your favorite week-day breakfast foods? How do you get through the work week morning routine?
I made these amazing muffins a few weeks ago, but I haven’t had a chance to post them yet. Just looking through the pictures is making me hungry – I might have to make them again this week!
I have a serious soft spot for blueberries. One of my neighbors growing up was a pick-your-own blueberries (and raspberries and blackberries) farm, which was always fantastic on those long summer days when I wasn’t in school. It’s much harder to make it out there now that I’m working during normal business hours, but I fantasize about pints and pints of blueberries, and I drool over any recipe with blueberry in the name (or ingredients list). I recently discovered a list of favorite blueberry recipes on Sweet Pea’s Kitchen (the list is at the end of her post on Individual Blueberry Buckles – every single one of them looks incredible) and nearly went mad trying to pick one to make RIGHT NOW. (Look out for a post on this disastrous attempt later this week…)