Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Tidbits ~ Egg-less Blueberry Muffins
I found yet another Hemingway book on my shelf. Yay! These are the last two to read, and then I start checking the library for more. I started reading The Sun Also Rises, yesterday, while boiling pasta for dinner.
Yesterday, I was eager to start (and finish) a new project. To motivate my writing on a quicker level, I sat the items on my table, and promised myself to write first, then craft.
Did it work?
I abandoned my paper (some days writing by hand is just needed and/or desired), and grabbed those scissors.
Tsk. Tsk. I did not accomplish what I wanted, in the way of writing. Not to mention we had other duties around here.
So, today, I plan to surpass all crafting projects taunting me, and write.
No eggs? No problem. The chewy granola bars only lasted two days around here. Lunch packers nabbed those up in no time. There were only five slices of pumpkin bread leftover as well, so I needed to make yet another packing for lunches.
The internet came to my rescue yesterday, when looking through my cookbooks seemed tiresome.
I found an egg-less blueberry muffin recipe (actually there were many). I decided to try one I found on a "vegan" website. I'm not vegan, but the recipe did not call for eggs, and I had one egg in the fridge. I liked this particular recipe, due to being able to use organic apple cider vinegar and my homemade lemon extract. I did not have any lemon zest in my freezer, nor fresh lemons, so I doubled the lemon extract.
I also used almond milk vs. organic milk for this recipe, only because I had it on hand, and organic milk is almost $7/gallon here. I also used home canned applesauce in place of expensive organic/non-gmo canola oil.
How did they taste? Pretty good. They did however, stick to the liners a bit. They may be better off baked directly in the muffin tin.
Along with organic cow's milk, I'll be watching out for more sales and freezing it for preparedness reasons. Until I have fresh goat's milk again anyway.