Friday, June 17, 2011

Making Muffins---Emma Style

Ok, so we all know that toddlers have their own way of doing everything. It may not always be the "right" way, but it's usually entertaining. Sometimes I like to just sit back and watch the magic happen.

Emma loves blueberries, so when Kroger had them on sale, I took advantage and we now have several pints of them in the fridge. Of course, she's decided that she isn't going to eat blueberries this week. This week, she likes strawberries. So I'm "hiding" blueberries in everything I can so that they don't go to waste. Today we made a batch of blueberry muffins and I let Emma help. Watch and learn how to make muffins "Emma Style." Take it away, Emma...

Before you begin, put these paper things into the pan. Each muffin may require the entire pack of liners, so the more you put into one spot, the better. You can also pull them out one by one and crinkle them into a ball. They make really cool noises.

When your mom (or dad) gives you the spoon, do NOT hit your sister with it. You WILL get into trouble and then you won't get to eat a muffin. I'm not sure if this rule applies to brothers. Stir the batter twice. Attempt to lick the spoon. Your mom will tell you no.

Your mom will now do a bunch of stuff that you can't do. It has something to do with something really hot. You won't get to eat your muffins before they go in the oven, because they have to cook first, but go ahead and ask 39 times anyway.

To help pass the time, your mom will read you a book and dance with you, if she's cool like mine. ;)

When your muffins come out of the oven, they will look like this. You will want to eat one right away, but that's a really bad idea. They are still really hot. So you will have to wait. Don't make muffins if you can't be patient or if you are REALLY hungry.

The muffins have to cool, but you can sneak a peek.

Make sure you pick out the exact one you want. You may need to change your mind several times. Don't underestimate the importance of picking out the perfect muffin.

Begin to eat your muffin and thank your mom for helping you make them.

Make sure you pick the blueberries out before you eat them. This step should not be overlooked. Your goal is to make as big of a mess as possible.

Repeat if necessary.

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