The title of this post comes from Pandora: it’s by Dirty Vegas and it’s on “Savage Garden radio” (the only radio I listen to these days).
Yesterday I finished my last final exam at Cornell. It’s a relief, but I’m also sad. I’m not sad that I’ll never have to take an exam again; I’m more sad that one more segment of my life is finishing and I really enjoyed it. This nostalgia will probably hit harder when Bobby graduates in the spring.
Last night we were looking at houses for rent in and around Mountain View, where we are going to be living in a few short months. There are a lot of great options and we won’t have too much trouble finding something nice. A lot of the communities have great amenities like free yoga classes and heated pools.
Yesterday I made blueberry “muffins” that tried to be healthy. They turned out more like blueberry pancakes, but they were delicious anyway. They were too liquidy, so next time I might cut the oil to thicken up the batter. Also, the blueberries were frozen so they were slightly watery. I’m not sure how to fix that – maybe rinse and dry them beforehand? That might solve the additional problem of the dough turning blue from watery berries.
- 1 cup plain, unsweetened Almond milk
- 2 egg whites
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil (replace with 2 tablespoons softened butter)
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar (I like the granulated kind by Domino)
- 1 cup blueberries (use more or less depending on how much you like blueberries)
- Mix everything together, adding the blueberries last.
- Cook at 400F for…
- If you want just muffin tops, spoon then onto a greased baking sheet as though they were cookies and bake for 10-12 minutes. If you want real muffins, put them in muffin cups and bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Serve hot, with a pat of butter.
Today I will probably make oatmeal raisin cookies (Bobby’s favorite), and will post how they turn out.