I love oatmeal. It is just one of those yummy comfort foods that’s great any time of the day. The other day I was in the mood for a bowl, so I grabbed some quick oats and started microwaving them. I then began looking for the brown sugar and cinnamon to put on them. I searched high and low, but the brown sugar was not to be found! Well, now what was I going to do? Plain oatmeal isn’t all that great.
This is one of those recipes that I found on a box somewhere – but I have no idea what box it came from. The picture looked good, so I decided to try it. And it is delicious! I have made it quite a few times, and it never disappoints. (more…)
Here we come a-wassailing
Among the leaves so green;
Here we come a-wand’ring
So fair to be seen.
Love and joy come to you,
And to you your wassail too;
And God bless you and send you a Happy New Year
And God send you a Happy New Year.
Have you ever wondered about that song? I often wondered what “wassailing” was. In college, I found out. ‘”Wassail’ comes from the Old Norse ‘ves heill’–to be of good health. This evolved into the tradition of visiting neighbors on Christmas Eve and drinking to their health.” (Cited here.) (more…)
I really enjoy making these muffins! They are perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas. And they are so yummy that they disappear quickly.
A couple of handy notes:
1. You will need a rather large bowl to mix the batter in, because one batch makes 3-3.5 dozen muffins.
2. You may want to substitute plain applesauce for the oil (it is a 1:1 ratio) if you do not want to use that much oil. It works – I’ve made them both ways. (more…)
With the weather starting to turn cool, I love curling up with a mug of something warm. One of my favorites is hot chocolate with a little flavored coffee creamer added. (It’s better than marshmallows – try it!)
My favorite hot chocolate mix is a homemade recipe – I have no idea where it came from, but I love it! (more…)