Food and Fotos on Friday

Friday, July 01, 2011

In honor of my glucose tolerance test I did this morning, I'm posting my recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip muffins! Don't worry, I didn't have one for breakfast!

4 eggs
1 cup sugar
3 cups pumpkin puree
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup vegetable oil
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
3 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Beat eggs, sugar, pumpkin, vanilla, and oil together in a large bowl. Combine 2.5 cups of the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in another bowl, and add a portion at a time to the wet mixture. Toss the chocolate chips in the last 0.5 cups of flour, and fold into the batter until just mixed. Bake at 385F for 16-20 minutes.

These muffins aren't super sweet, but they are very satisfying with the combination of pumpkin and chocolate flavors. Hope you like them!

And also, here are some photos of our flowers in front of the house this year- everything is doing great!!

(Try to ignore the huge empty spot in the front- perennial gardens are a work in progress!)

Will post pictures of our vegetable garden and berry bushes soon! They are doing AWESOME!! There is something amazingly satisfying about successfully growing your own veggies and fruit, and it doesn't seem to be that difficult at all!


Coco said...

Your yard is gorgeous!!! I especially love the peonies! *sigh*

Miss Mac said...

I'm so impressed! My mom has a green thumb but it passed me:[ Can't wait to see the fruit and veggies. Hope the glucose test wasn't too bad!

myjourneythruinfertility said...

wow everything looks great!!maybe your gardening skills will rub off on me!

Erica said...

Beautiful! We planted some veggies and fruits this year for the first time ever and it is deeply satisfying to prepare and eat food out of our own backyard. So far we've just had beans and cucumbers, but more should be coming. So fun!

the misfit said...

OK, the fruits and veggies are easy for YOU :). But I bet you water them more faithfully than I do. I can't believe all those beautiful flowers!

Bridget said...

Love the flower pictures- so pretty! And I am going to have to make some of those muffins :)