Failed Blueberry Muffins and Failed as a Mom

Friday, March 26, 2010

As a young mom, I have failed in documenting my children’s milestones. To my defense, there was only so much time in a day and I chose to work on school work rather than baby books. But now that I’ve been out of college for a few years I need to get off my booty and start scrapbooking about my boys, and lets face it… this blog is my online scrapbook.

So, the first matter of order, boogers. Yes, boogers! About a year ago my mom sat in Abbott’s seat in my van, she said “Uh…. Carrie? Do you have any wet wipes up there I can use to clean the seat? Abbott’s wiped about 20 boogers on the seat back here!” Eww! So, we had a talk with Abbott about using Kleenex and not wiping boogers, case closed… yeah right!
I sat down in our computer room desk chair (where Abbott plays computer) and *cue Jaws theme music* I glanced at the wall and saw this (click on the picture for the full gross out effect)… 15 boogers smeared on the wall! Holy Stromboli! I immediately closed my eyes… took deep breaths… and prayed for Jesus to protect my no good rascal of a son, because he’s going to spend the rest of his life in time out… facing this wall. These boogers won’t even wipe off, I am going to have to sand the wall down and repaint it…. Or I could leave them on the wall and show every future girlfriend he brings over…

Enough about boogers. Let's get to the food!

These blueberry muffins were yummy but like me with baby books, they failed. The middles are all caved in! I think it’s probably due to me overfilling the muffin cups and weighing them down with too much crumb topping (I used all the crumb topping). Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
Crumb Topping:
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Mix oil, egg, and milk with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.

To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 2/3 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, 2 tablespoons butter, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 325 degrees, or until done.

Makes 12 muffins


Sara said...

I'm so sorry, but this post had Shane and I rolling! First with the booger story, then those poor, poor little muffins... hehe! I can't believe I'm going to admit this, but once, when I was in high school I decided to make some cookies while my parents were next door. After mixing all the ingredients, I thought the batter looked funny so I took it next door to show my mom. She said it needed more flour, so I added more of what I 'thought' was flour.... turns out it was powdered sugar! I went ahead and baked the cookies, not knowing at the time what was wrong, and they came out completely hollow. They were like cookie domes... That's what I thought of when I saw your muffins! ;)

Marianna said...

That's too funny! Thanks for sharing ;)

Katy ~ said...

Oh gads I am roaring here. That is soooo doggone funny, as long as it's not happening to me of course.

I've had cakes and such fall on me too, even recipes that I've cooked successfully in the past. I think it may be because I overbeat it at some point, but who knows.

You are groovy!

teresa said...

so funny! i can totally relate!

Lisa said...

At least they were yummy. The muffins - not the boogers...:) (such a boy thing, LOL)

Julie said...

Too funny! Only a mom would put boogers and muffins in the same post..LOL

Kathy said...

That is hilarious!!! I found some inside a pillowcase not too long ago! I about freaked out!!! Come on, that's just being lazy!!! We haven't failed - let's keep telling ourselves that anyway!!!