As I mentioned in Ethan’s Progress Report on Saturday, I have been busy taking care of Ethan. Then, yesterday, Gabriel and I got sick, too. So, needless to say, we have not been doing much except cuddling and watching cartoons.
I must admit, there is something so sweet about cuddling with a sick little. I would certainly rather them be healthy, but, there is a bonus to them being sick in that they really do need and want extra attention, special love. And, even when I am sick, too, I am more than happy to give them those extra hugs and kisses.
At one point yesterday, they were all in bed with me. In spite of my fever-induced haze, there was something special and magical about them all wanting to be with me, even though I was not running around trying to meet their every need. The only need that they had was being met. They simply wanted to snuggle and cuddle with their momma.
I did get to bake and cook all day on Wednesday and then again on Saturday. So, I do have some yummy recipes to share with you this week. And…I will try to get some cute pictures and stories of my littles, once our schedule is a bit back to normal.
Blackberry Chocolate Chip Muffins
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons Carnation Malted Milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
I small carton blackberries
1 cup chocolate chips (I used the white chocolate/milk chocolate swirls)
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
- Whisk together the malted milk, whipping cream, and milk. Add the rolled oats, and allow to soak for at least 15 minutes.
- Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- Melt the butter in the microwave.
- Add the gently beaten egg, vanilla, and milk mixture.
- Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture, and stir to combine.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Gently fold in the blackberries.
- Using a cookie scoop, place a scoop of muffin mix in each of the 12 liners.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes.
- Remove from oven and cool in tins.
I shared this recipe at Something Swanky, Sweetology, Homemaker on a Dime, I Heart Nap Time, A Well-Seasoned Life, Delightfully Dowling, The Girl Creative, Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, A Southern Fairytale, Homemaking Haven, Mrs. Happy Homemaker, Make Ahead Meals, Muffin Monday, Frugal Antics and Add a Pinch.