Thursday, February 12, 2009

Steak and Apples

I have had a yummy food week. On Tuesday, our pediatric department hosted a dinner for all the M4's. It was at a really nice place and our menu consisted of roasted corn chowder (which was more like a sweet tasting potato soup), autumn salad (with field greens, apples, blue cheese, and a vinegarette), a choice of filet or mahi mahi (I had mahi mahi!) with broccoli and roasted potatoes, and bread pudding. It was SO good! Then tonight I was invited to stay and eat with my friend Sarah. I had been visiting with her, baby Luke, and her mom all afternoon and was helping with him while she dealt with a dog issue as it neared supper time. We had steak and salad. It was VERY good! Although, my recipe tonight isn't as elegant or excited as the eats described above, it was a yummy breakfast option...or snack! I found this recipe for muffins on Cook, Craft, Enjoy. I made a few changes that turned out to be really good. I used whole wheat flour which lended a really wholesome and satisfying taste to these. If you're looking for something to satisfy your tummy, taste buds, AND body...try these!

Apple Muffins

2 cups whole wheat
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 apple, cored and chopped
2 eggs
1/2 oil
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 400. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin or line with paper cups.
  2. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together in a large bowl. Stir in apple.
  3. In another bowl, mix together eggs, oil and buttermilk mixture. Add this to the flour mixture all at once and mix until just combined.
  4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack.


Elle said...

What great food you've had! Sometimes it's nice to work in a large organization for that reason. The muffins look wonderful...buttrmilk, apples, cinnamon...yum!

Pearl said...

i'm glad you had fun during the dinner! how sweet of them to throw such a dinner party :)

and muffins look mmm!

Maria said...

The muffins look fabulous! I love the changes you made!! What a fun dinner!

Peabody said...

Sounds like a good dinner, but then again, I love corn chowder and bread pudding.
Your muffins sound wonderful as well.

Anonymous said...

Muffins! I need to make muffins!

I love good food weeks- especially when someone else does the cooking sometimes.

Cate said...

I love good food times. Haven't had bread pudding in ages, but think it's high time to begin searching for a new recipe to try out.

Abby said...

Those big chunks of apple look great!

Anonymous said...

Glad you liked the muffins ... nice to have some fruity ones once in a while. :) What fun cooking you've had!

Unknown said...

Elle - It was definitely fun!

Pearl - Thanks!

Maria - Even with the changes they aren't TOO healthy tasting...I even found the changes appealing.

Peabody - You would have LOVED it! The bread pudding was just divine and melt in your mouth.

Erika - Thanks! It was a good week, for sure.

Cate - Oooo...I hope you find one that's good.

Alisha - Thanks for the recipe...I definitely enjoyed it.