there was laundry....................nah
oh, and my kitchen needs to be mopped!........................nah
the toilets are looking pretty bad.............................definately not.
So what am I willing to spend my limited energy on? Then Julia says, "Mommy, what kind of muffins can you make?"
Without thinking too hard about it, I respond, "Pumpkin." Well, then. I guess its settled. I'm making muffins.
I make these muffins:
This one is staring at you.
You can die now.
Don't worry, it'll be OK. Just leave some muffins for your family, they'll be fine.
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins with Pecan Struesel
1 1/3 c sugar
1/2 c butter
2 c flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salf
1 c canned pumpkin
4 tbsp milk
Cream together sugar and butter. Add eggs and beat well. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Ina another mixing bowl combine pumpkin and milk. Add flour misture and pumpkin misture alternately to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. Spoon into greased muffin tins about half way.
Cream Cheese topping:
1 8 oz box of cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp brown sugar
Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Spoon about a tablespoon of topping onto each cup of muffin batter.
4 1/2 tbsp flour
5 tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp chopped pecans
3 tbsp butter
Combine with a fork to form a crumbly mixture. Top each muffin cup with about a teaspoon of struesel.
Bake muffins at 375 degrees for 22-25 minutes.