Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Workin' Wednesday: Meal Planning Mommies

One of my favorite blogs to visit is Meal Planning Mommies. They give you a menu every week, along with a list of supplies needed for your shopping trip. Then everyday, step by step instructions, including awesome pictures, are posted showing you how to prepare the meal.

The best thing about this? Meals are totally kid friendly - but my husband and I still enjoy them. Designed around a budget, the most expensive meal I have seen was $6.00 - still making it only $1.50 per person in a family of 4.

Here is one of my favorite recipes!

Apple Streusel Muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1-1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 cup (8 oz.) sour cream
1/4 cup butter, melted
1-1/2 cup chopped peeled tart apples
1/4 cup sugar
3 Tbs. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 Tbs. cold butter

In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sour cream and butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Peel and chop apples. I use a peeler/corer/slicer to make the peeling and chopping very fast. I am showing pictures, in case if you have never seen one used. I use my peeler/corer/slicer all the time when I make anything with apples and it save lots of time. Definitely a worthwhile investment. Fold in apples. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. I use a mini muffin pan because my son can easily pop one into his mouth as a snack. If you are using a mini muffin pan use 1 Tbs. batter for each cup. If you are using a regular size muffin tin use 3 Tbs. batter for each cup.
For topping, combine sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle a rounded teaspoonful over each muffin. Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes(I do 12-15 minutes when using a mini muffin pan) or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.

Makes 16 regular size muffins.

Head on over to Meal Planning Mommies and let them help you plan your menu!!


Amanda said...

That is a cool site thanks for sharing. I have been wanting to make some headbands too!

atoastokos said...

Yummy muffins! I'm definitely going to try that recipe out. Thanks Bobbi!