Thursday, May 31, 2007

Oh, what a beautiful morning!

The little one and I went down to the Red Caboose Inn this morning. Every once in a while we do this to watch the train from the Strasburg Railroad go by. It's such a treat to feed the animals.

I wish I had snapped this one just one second sooner. You would be seeing her pony tail in the pony's mouth. He got quite a grip on it and we had quite a chuckle.

Waiting...waiting...waiting...for that train.
It actually didn't go by until we were in the car.

It was a nice morning. I had one of those moments, as we sat on a nearby bench waiting for the train, when I was just so filled up with gratitude for the gift of being her mom.

I noticed the girls were color coordinated the other day,
so I quickly got the camera ready and snapped away.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Good Morning!

My 3 yr. old daughter and I made these muffins this morning. I have been making these for about 5 years and they are absolutely delicious, most especially with the strawberries from the garden.

Here's the recipe if anyone is interested:

Fresh Strawberry Muffins
yields 12 muffins


1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
cinnamon sugar

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg, beat well. Sift flour, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to butter mixture. Add vanilla. Gently stir in strawberries. Spoon batter into lined muffin pan. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over batter. Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes.