Good Morning!!! It has been WAY too long since my last post ….. life has a way of eating up Sweet Mornings but I am back and ready to start posting again.
This morning was rainy and cold in North Carolina and my mind wandered away from breakfast food to soup. I was never a soup eater when I lived in Pennsylvania but now all of a sudden living in the South I find myself craving soup whenever the temperatures dip. I also had A LOT of ham leftover from last week’s family gathering so I made soup, Potato Ham soup. It was thick and filling and just what I was craving. And based on my family’s reaction it was what they were craving too. It looked, however like lumpy wallpaper paste. Wallpaper paste with pink lumps (so there are no pictures) but it tasted good.
Its another glorious hot summer morning in North Carolina. I have not needed to make a lot of new breakfasts because we had to finish up the muffins from last week and of course the weekend meant pancakes. Last weeks muffins are gone and I was hungry for something different. I of course wanted chocolate but I didn’t want any of the usual muffins so I came up with something new, oatmeal chocolate chip muffins. I was very pleased with the way they turned out! Just the right mix of texture and chocolate. These definitely are worth making again and again!! Hope they help to make your morning sweet!
Preheat oven to 400
Part of a sweet morning is a sweet bite to eat. I am usually unhappy with the muffins and pastries I purchase. They often taste artificial & preservative laden or just don’t have the taste I am expecting so I am on a quest to accumulate a collection of sweet morning recipes that use natural ingredients and taste good.
This morning I made chocolate chip mini muffins tweaking a recipe that I wasn’t satisfied with. They were yummy-bite-size, chocolate, and almost perfect. A few more tweaks and they will be perfect for a sweet morning.
Ask anyone, I am not a morning person. In fact I am a crabby, grumpy, grouchy, don’t talk to me in the morning or else you risk having your head bit off kind of morning person. So why am I writing a blog called “Sweet Mornings”? Well after one too many grouchy, cranky, typically miserable morning I had had enough. Something had to change. The miserable mornings were setting the mood for my (and my poor family’s) days and it was getting old. So I decided instead to start my day with someting sweet- a thought, an image and definitely something sweet to eat.
So in an effort to make ammends for all the miserable mornings I subjected myself, my family, and everyone else to I am going to share my sweet mornings here.
I am going to start my Sweet Morning blog with this image of a butterfly visiting my garden.
May it add some sweetness to your day!