Saturday, November 18, 2017

A Good Muffin and Red Leaves

I love muffins...
especially for breakfast
which is my favorite meal of the entire day.

I like either savory...with peppers, bacon and cheese

THIS particular recipe is one of those that you can add
anything you want....(and I did add  a bit more SUGAR and CINNAMON)

Since I am living alone now,
I don't go to the grocery store as often....
and I was out of almost everything I needed for these muffins.

The only fruit I had was grapes and I am pretty sure those wouldn't
be good in a muffin.
No milk....
but, melted butter, egg, sour cream and water...
with a little Vanilla and PECANS
made them taste GREAT.

 I have kept my poinsettia from last Christmas
and it has really grown tall....

All at once, a few of the leaves are turning red.

(I think this red leaf looks a bit like a HEART..)
I think you are supposed to put them in a dark place for ALL
of the leaves to turn red 

I'm scared to do it..! ! !
*I am SUCH a sissy girl...


  1. Wait, Did you just make “Grape Muffins”? How wonderful they must of been.
    Im thinking the pink heart leaf is a hint from above.

  2. I have always failed with my poinsettias after Christmas. Now that I live in a place that has actual winters, perhaps I can finally coax them to continue to live beyond the season.

  3. Oh-the muffins look glorious, BJ. I do know how you love breakfast, and that makes me happy. I have a hard time eating for at least 2 hours after I wake up, then I'm ravenous. Every specialty you post makes me want to eat earlier!

    Your poinsettia is lovely, and you must be doing something right. I've heard of putting them in a dark place come fall to mimic the equinox. Then again, I was gifted with one a few Christmas's ago and it survived until August. Some thought it was strange that I had this holiday plant in the summer! Silly people!

    Jane x

  4. Sign me up for the savory muffins!
    I loved seeing your Poinsettia! I picked one up after Christmas three years ago. It was almost dead, but I nursed it back to life. It took over our family room! This spring, I took it out and set it on the patio. It was past my waist!
    Last month, with my mom so sick and her surgery, I totally forgot to bring it in. The poor thing froze to death!
    Lesson learned...
    Every time I think of you, I say a prayer for you!

  5. I have some blueberries in the freezer . . .
    Guess what, I am making some muffins!
    Making it a bj muffin day . . .
    Love the poinsettia “getting on the red” in the Texas sunshine!
    Happy Thanksgiving bj . . .

  6. Your poinsettia looks happy and healthy. I’ve never had them turn red again, and to find a red heart is sweet. We look for those signs sometimes, but it is more likely that the “sign” finds us. I am having leftover crescent rolls made with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese inside, scrambled eggs, and pineapple juice for breakfast. I know just what you mean about not shopping very often. I haven’t even had a loaf of bread in the house for ten days.

    🦃Say, whatcha doing for Thanksgiving? I have a “different” sort of year in that my daughter and I are going to my sister’s. A blessed week to you...

  7. Your posts ALWAYS make me hungry:) I can almost smell those muffins! You have the greenest thumb to keep those plants alive all year! Enjoy your day dear B.J. BIG HUGS!

  8. BJ, You are a real cook...not afraid to think up recipes yourself. Butter and pecans...sounds so good to me :):) Maybe you can look up how to take care of the poinsettia on line...I know nothing about them other than don't let pet eat them. LOL Well humans either. :) You are in my prayers and my heart this week. Sending hugs to all of you. Blessings, xoxo, love, Susie

  9. That's the tallest poinsettia I've ever seen! And that one red leaf is very striking.

  10. I love muffins and I love breakfast. I could eat breakfast for all the meals in the day. When I lived in New Mexico I kept my poinsettia from year to year. Yours looks very happy -- don't change a thing!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving dear BJ.............

  11. Ms. BJ, you are making me way too hungry for the middle of a Sunday afternoon! These look delish!

  12. I've always killed off any poinsettias that make their way into my house. Good for you for doing whatever you did to make it survive a year! I love breakfast, too.

  13. I kill them almost as soon as I get them, so I've gone the faux route for the last 5 years. The muffins look like an easy yummy treat. I've pinned it for a treat later on.

  14. I have never had luck with Poinsettia's but you sure do. I think the heart leaf is a message from Bill. Sending you love and hugs.
    He is with you.

  15. The muffins look so good. The poinsettia is just beautiful . Have a blessed day. Madeline

  16. Hi there B.J.--those muffins look yummy--I can almost smell them baking! LOL That is so neat how you kept your poinsettia doing so great and you're right--it does look like its big and healthy and growing. Thank you for the sweet comments you left, I'm so glad you enjoyed the post and liked the pictures! I'm not the best photographer but I sure do love making pictures, remember in the old days they called us "shutterbugs"? Guess I'm a shutterbug!

  17. OOH, those muffins look so good BJ. Happy Thanksgiving to you dear lady. May the Lord hold you so very close to Himself over these holidays. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  18. I think that red heart shaped leaf is a sign from Mr. Sweet above, BJ!! He is letting you know he is watching over you, Hon. I know how difficult the first holidays will be without him, so I'm sending you extra special supportive (((HUGS))) so you can get through them. Nothing will ever be the same but it does get somewhat easier. I just keep thinking I am SOOOO glad that my sweet Ernie went before me, so he did not have to be here alone, as it would have been so much harder for him.
    BTW, I bought Krusteze cranberry/orange muffin mix just yesterday...looking forward to making some tomorrow!

  19. I have never been able to keep a poinsettia alive after Christmas. I will be interested to see how many leaves turn red on yours! It must like that warm Texas sunshine, which we do not have.

  20. I just finished off some bran muffin for breakfast this morning. Time to make some more.

    Your poinsettia is sure tall!! Hopefully you get some more lovely red leaves.

    God bless.

  21. Oh you have done well with your poinsettia, mine barely make it beyond January! I'd feel like you to put it in the dark might be a bit mean after such a supportive burst of growth this year! You could always do my trick for Christmas I sparkled up a flagging Bird of Paradise plant with some sparkling gold nail polish on the tips of the leaves - worked a treat :)
    Wren x

  22. it does look like a heart! those muffins look yummy!


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