Each Wednesday I make, bake (and sometimes decorate) a special something for our pot luck meal at house church. This past one was no different, except for this one small little detail: we didn’t end up going.
I was in a muffin kind of mood when Wednesday rolled around, so I went to my trusty Allrecipes.com to find a new recipe. I decided on these Blueberry Cream Muffins.
These turned out great. I used a white sugar-flour topping combo from another recipe to give them a little crunchy texture. I didn’t have any blueberries on hand, and even if I had, I still would have used strawberry since I’ve been getting my blueberry fix from Mrs. R’s scones. I used our BlendTec to chop up the whole frozen strawberries and I increased the amount of sugar the recipe called for. I also used a combination of half brown-half white sugar and added cinnamon for more flavor. The result made for soft, moist and moderately sweet muffins.
Other changes I would like to make in the future include increasing the amount of fruit by another cup at least, and using a brown sugar and crushed almond topping rather than the sugar-flour combination. I also wouldn’t mind toying around with a healthier alternative by substituting yogurt for the sour cream, coconut oil for the vegetable, and using all brown sugar instead of only half and half.
So my muffins were baked, packaged and ready to go. All was going according to the usual plan… until Michael came home about an hour and a half later than normal. He has recently transitioned onto a new process team at work and the hours have taken some getting used to. Instead of working eight hour days, the new normal will be for him to work a minimum of nine to ten hour days. But, as the old proverb says: “In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him.” (Ecc. 7:14) So he strikes while the iron is hot and while there is work to be had.
When Michael eventually got home he was exhausted, so we decided to stay in. But that left me with sixty muffins to deal with… So, I kept some out (for taste-testing of course!) and froze the rest. I plan on pulling what’s in the freezer out for next Wednesday and bringing them to our house church potluck meal. Crisis averted.
When have you’ve spent a long time preparing for something only for plans to change or cancel at the last minute? How do you handle unexpected changes in scheduling?