Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Suggestions

Today I would like to suggest: [that looks weird, hope I spelled that right]

1.  That you take a moment to enjoy something little.  Maybe buy some flowers when you are at the store.  Take 5 extra minutes and actually taste your lunch.  Look at a loved one when they don't see you looking. [what do you love most about them?] maybe their scorpion collection?! ;)

2.  Be this happy at some point today.  Okay, you don't have to look as stupid as me doing it, but do it!  Smile.  Smile big.

3.  And if your Hubby got your TV up and running last night too.  Give him a big one of these [crowns].  Or a huge smooch.

4.  And if you went to Costco and got a bunch of these [that are going bad way too quickly].  You'll want to make these . . Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffins.

Amazing.

Muffins:


2 cups all purpose flour

1/3 cup sugar - I use splenda

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 8 oz container of lemon yogurt

1/4 cup oil & 1/4 cup apple sauce

Grated lemon peel from one lemon

2 eggs

1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries (do not thaw)

Topping:

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup all purpose flour

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter


Heat oven to 400 F. Grease about 16 muffin tins or line with muffin wrappers. (I also spray my wrappers with non-stick spray to help ease the removal.)

In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well.

In small bowl, combine yogurt, oil, lemon peel and eggs. Mix well. Add to dry ingredients just until wet [I can't use the "m" word"].  Gently stir in berries. DO NOT OVERMIX.

fill to 1/2 -3/4 full.

In small bowl, combine sugar and flour. Using pastry blender or fork, cut in butter till crumbly.  Sprinkle over batter.

Bake at 400 F for 18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Happy Wednesday!

22 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

You GOT A PICTURE of a smile and no middle finger!!!

Marlene said...

I think I need to buy raspberries!!

Thanks for the SMILE today.

Laura said...

Yum..sounds awesome.
Your abs...
seriously....
:)

Emz said...

BIG DD:
OH MY GOSH?!?! How did I not celebrate THAT MOMENT? Thank you for pointing THAT out. No middle finger?? WHAT???

This is going to be the best day EVER!

Karine said...

I would smile really big if I got to eat one of those muffins soon. I promise!!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Great post! Um...that picture of you running is the reason I mentioned you as someone having awesome abs!!!

Yum...those muffins sounds super yummy! I'm going to Costco tomorrow, so I'll have to pick up some raspberries. :)

Carly said...

AWESOME photo! Thanks for the recipe and the reminder to take a moment. I needed that reminder today.

Julie said...

Oh, I am for sure going to try that recipe:) Mmmm!

You look fantastic in that first picture!

trifitmom said...

great post....

holy abs lady ....

Melissa said...

Okay, again, the abs? AWESOME!

Love this post. You really helped me stop and change my perspective on this crappy day. Thank you.

lizzie lee said...

Hey girl... thanks for stopping by...

1) your post comes timely to alleviate a horrid day at work where I feel I have been beaten up physically and emotionally....

2) If I'd have your abs, I'd have that smile drawn in my face, permanent, tattooed, indelible ink, etc... etc... Can you share your tips for that....???? Please???

Staci Dombroski said...

That recipe sounds awesome!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Erica said...

very sweet post! I want one of those muffins!

Anne said...

Thanks...great post!
I must try this recipe...it's perfectly timed :)

MCM Mama said...

Love the pictures! Way to make sure we all smile!

Meg said...

Ha, I still think about your husband's fanny(oops, sorry, I mean the middle finger)every time I read your posts. That being said, your posts make me smile EVERY TIME! Thanks for blogging and for being so authentic and funny!
YOU NEED to try the heart rate stuff and training...it will change your running and training and it just becomes more FUN, SERIOUSLY!!

Constantin said...

Thanks for the positive energy!

I love happy people. They're contagious. :-)

Cheers!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

wohhooo these posts are my favs and I have to second the comment about so wishing I had your abs.. of course i posted about loving my body today so I do, but a girl can dream :P

Jeri said...

I'd smile that much too if I had your abs. Crazy lady! Holy cow! Heh heh. Great post, and love the new layout look. :)

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Nice post! Awesome smile : )

EricaH said...

Will smiling help my abs look as fabulous as yours cause if that's the case I'm all smiles. :)

Adam said...

Whoa! A picture of the hubs where he wasn't flashing the bird. Maybe he just needs crowns all the time?