Summer and I had a mall date today. She has been asking for one for about three weeks. Last night as I was making my to-do list, I decided that it would be a perfect day for a mall lunch with my little girl.
We had a great day, and I enjoyed spending time with Summer. But, I also missed the boys. Since they were sick last week, we had a four day weekend together, and it was nice. Needless to say, I was very excited to see their smiling faces after school today.
I have a friend who understands me, who empathizes with me when I miss my littles so much. Not only is she a sweet friend and an amazing mom, but she also has a fantastic blog. If you have not visited Dine & Dish, you really should. I have known Kristen for almost five years, and I can tell you that she is as sincere and genuine in real life as she is on her blog. Read just one post, and you will find yourself looking as forward to the next one as I always do.
When I saw these Cafe Escape Dark Hot Chocolate Muffins over on Kristen’s blog, I knew that they would be making an appearance on our breakfast table very soon. And, I am so happy that they did. I very slightly adapted them based on what I had in my pantry and refrigerator. This was a perfect muffin to enjoy on a lazy Saturday morning while we drank coffee and tea, soaking in the weekend moments when we are all together all day as a little family of five.
I loved these muffins so much that I made them on a Saturday, reserved some of the batter for Sunday, and had them again with the addition of some strawberries and milk chocolate chips.