Tuesday, September 20, 2005

At least I try.

I decided to make the Boy Terror some healthy muffins. He's turning out to be a bit of a picky eater, yet still manages to be the largest, heaviest child ever.
I started out by buying all kinds of crap that normally would never be found in my kitchen. I got wheat germ, rolled oats, pumpkin, and even low sodium baking powder. I dug out the blender. I sprayed the muffin tin. I separated eggs, blended and pureed, measured and stirred. I used more math in an hour than I've had reason to use in the last year. I made a total mess of the kitchen. Eventually, the goods were in the oven, the house smelled like pumpkin and spice, and I felt very proud of myself.
20 minutes later, the smoke alarm was wailing, Girl Terror was screeching and hiding under a crib, smoke was billowing from the oven.
After all that work, I produced a dozen lumps of charcoal with a soft, raw pumpkin center. I'm thinking that tomorrow, I will hand the kids each a PopTart and tell them "The box says it has 9 essential nutrients. Eat up."

7 comments:

Meghan said...

I am sure they will love the pop tarts!

Those Kashi blueberry waffles are good. And MUCH easier to make than liquid center pumpkin muffins.
A for effort! Funny post too.

danelle said...

I'm right there with ya. I have Low-fat lemon muffin mix in the cupboard, but I am sitting here eating a store bought daffy apple.

Tyra said...

I have to admit 2 of my 3 children eat pop tarts every morning. None of my children like to eat very much for breakfast but they love pop tarts. And I'm not a morning person so it's a good thing they don't like a big breakfast because they'd be sorely disappointed.

I do buy the lower sugar Sunny D to make up for all the sugar in the pop tarts *grin*.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Sending those brats Hansel and Gretel your way...

Michele said...

Pop tarts! Now you're thinking.
Hey, they haven't killed my kids yet.

TC said...

Too funny. I love to bake and cook but I have definitely had days when I was less than June Cleaver and I was just praying that I didn't set off the smoke alarm

debby said...

make them STRAWBERRY Pop Tarts, serve it up with a glass of milk and you have all of your food groups covered!