Usually, you see, when I bake something, I take all of the ingredients out of the cupboard first, and line them up on the counter. I put them away as I use them, and that way, I rarely forget an ingredient. This time, there wasn't room, so I didn't (get the ingredients out all at once), and I did (forget). The vanilla extract. I figured it wouldn't make that much of a difference in the finished product, so I continued on. I scooped the batter, and Bubby spooned the topping, and into the oven they went.
After they were baked, I tasted one, and it didn't taste quite the same as I remembered these muffins tasting. It was about an hour later that I realized that I also forgot the sugar. Oy vey. Nobody else noticed, though, so the moral of the story is you can put (a lot) less sugar in your muffins and no one will notice.
In other news, I don't think my kids are ever going to go to school again. Last week we had a 7 day weekend due first to a teacher in-service day, then to the actual weekend, followed by snow, and finally record low windchills. This week, we began with a day off due to icy road conditions, and the temperature continued to fall all day. That's not a very good way to remove ice from roads. Plus, we're supposed to be getting snow for the next 3 days (3-5" today), and we're not going above freezing for the foreseeable future. Isn't that just great. Ice with snow on top.
Hopefully, at some point I'll be able to get out of the driveway to buy food, so that I'm not lying to you when I say, here's what's on the menu this week:
- Chicken tenders, green beans
- Chicken bacon ranch sandwiches, buns, carrots
- Leftovers/fend for yourself
- Sunday night stew, mashed potatoes
- Italian sausage sheet pan meal
- Hamburgers or hot dogs, buns, chips, carrots
- Beef roast with potatoes and carrots
What's on your menu this week? And are kiddos in your neighborhood attending school?