Monday, 16 January 2012

COLD!!!

So it is Minus 36 outside - cold enough that your teeth freeze to your lips and your nose freezes closed. This makes me VERY testy. I don't think I was made to live in this type of cold. To be honest, I don't think that any human should live in this type of cold. I think that we have it wrong when we think that Hell is hot. If you want to punish the human spirit, make it -36.

 I can never understand why anyone settled here. Not that I'm not grateful that they did, I am. I just know that I whine a great deal about the cold and I have a furnace. If I lived in a sod house, with no power, no water and my number of spawn multiplied by 3, this shit would get ugly.  I am fairly sure that I would pack everyone back up in the covered wagon and head on back to Cali.

Anyway, I do have heat so I remain merely irritated and cranky rather than suicidal. This is the type of weather that calls for baking, soups and some yummy slow cooking. I made some delicious corn bread muffins. I found the recipe on eHow Food.

Instructions





Things You'll Need


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup chick pea flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, not virgin
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 12-slot muffin pan

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.


Spritz a 12-slot muffin pan with nonstick baking spray.

Combine the cornmeal, chick pea flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.


Combine the milk, oil and egg in a glass measuring cup and whisk to combine.


Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a fork just enough to combine.

Pour the batter into the prepared slots of the muffin pan.



Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cornbread begins to pull away from the sides of the pan and is golden in color. Serve immediately.

I says to use chick pea flour but I used my Namaste Flour Mix. I love that stuff.
I think I will make something in the slow cooker today. I don't know what yet, I will post what ever I throw in there.

My dear friends Scott and Megan returned from Arizona with a bag of Gluten Free contraband for me. Including some Betty Crocker Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix which we don't have here yet.  They are like a party in my Gluten Free mouth.

They brought back some Enjoy Life Cookies too which are moist and yummy. Looks like Scott decided to try a couple though and had the audacity to blame his pilaging on our fine border police. This is what I found when I opened the first package.


Shameful blaming

Stay warm....it's not possible but you can give it a shot. I'm off to drive the kids to school while wearing snow pants. Frack.

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