Monday, August 16, 2010

The Kids Cook Monday - Cinnamon Blueberry Muffins



It's Monday again, so time for The Kids Cook Monday project. This week, Ben and I made Cinnamon Blueberry Muffins. I'm kind of liking having them take turns in the kitchen with mom, it is a much more peaceful experience for me!

Anyhow, we're almost out of great lunch treats minus a few little things in the freezer, so we needed something new. Blueberries were on sale for $1 a container, so I bought 3 containers of them for Ben. He's eaten most of one, I think I'll freeze one, and the third became today's muffins!

We used my mom's base muffin recipe, then added a couple of spoonfuls of cinnamon and the container of blueberries.



It was a great recipe for Ben to help with, lots of measuring, mixing, pouring, and of course, stealing blueberries. ;o)



He was proud of his muffins (so much like Ben's Taco Muffins, I was informed that these are *Ben's* Blueberry Muffins). I love his oven mitts too, my mom found them for him, so we had a puppet show by the kitchen island.

7 comments:

  1. He is such a doll! And those muffins look really good! I'm not real wild about the taste of fresh blueberries, but I do love blueberry muffins.

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  2. just a suggestion (whether to you or your readers) if you have a problem with the messes from kids stirring (I have OCD so I do)...put everything into a ziplock baggy let as much air out as you can and seal up. Let the kids mush the bag all together until everything is mixed. I have noticed it actually mixes a lot better for me too (no dry bubbles anywhere). Then when you are done, cut a small piece of the corner off and squeeze into each pan or muffin tin. No mess and throw away the bag when you are done, which mean LESS DISHES!!!

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  3. I would love to see your freezer. How you store and label everything. I'm assuming you have a deep freeze as well as a regular freezer.

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  4. @Jessica I do. When we bought our first house, the laundry room had a freezer in it. The lady said they had bought the freezer mid-80s. It worked fine but she was afraid that it would break if she tried to move it, so she left it for us. We lived there from 2001-2005. When we bought this house, I had to have a laundry room big enough for a freezer and we had it delivered on move-in. We left the old one for the future owners with the same warning as it still worked quite well.

    Anyhow, no trick to the organization. I use my kitchen freezer for lunch items. I freeze them in the deep freeze on trays, then transfer to labeled ziplocs or containers once frozen. I did that with baby food too, but with ice cube trays and labeled bags.

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  5. The muffin looks really good! And the idea of having the kids cook day is fun too! Hope I can try that out one day with my boys!

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  6. Looks so delicious! Its a joy cooking with children if you ignore the mess (esp with toddlers) and the missing yummy ingredients along the way! haha

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  7. Thanks everyone! It's always fun and he does like to help. Not picture, but just slightly out of frame is my vacuum cleaner. ;o)

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