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I had planned on putting in a long day at the school proofing yearbook pages. I knew both of my kids would sleep late on Saturday morning, and I knew they would be immersed in March Madness in the afternoon, so I didn't think anyone would miss my being away from the house. But I decided to make something special for breakfast. If my son could travel 400 miles to be home for Easter, it seemed like the least I could do.
I decided on the Rye and Apple muffins that Paul once blogged about. While I was baking them last night, my daughter came through the kitchen. "What smells so good?" she asked. I told her that I was making apple muffins - from a recipe posted by the man who gave us the shortbread recipe.
She looked very serious and said, "The last time my brother was home and you fixed something new for breakfast, he ate all of it. Promise me you'll set some aside for me in case he gets up first." I said I didn't think she had anything to worry about, that I was doubling the recipe.
My husband was listening in. "Where are you putting the muffins?" he asked, "In case you leave before we get up." Our daughter said, "Just follow your nose, Dad." Our son piped in, "That's right. Just follow your nose to the empty muffin pans. They'll all be gone by the time you get up." This drew a shriek from our daughter and a lot of laughter from the rest of us.
I got home late this afternoon and looked in the plastic box where I had stored the muffins. More than half of the double recipe was gone. There might be enough for breakfast before church tomorrow - if you get up early.
Here is the link to Paul and Sue's recipe.
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