Valentine’s Day is over. I consumed so much chocolate it wasn’t even funny. So on Sunday morning I was out in the barn just minding my own business and milking those bovines when it hit me. I want some blueberry muffins for breakfast. One of my favorite muffins. 013.jpg     We have a big blueberry farm just 3 1/2 miles from our place. Every summer I go and pick lots of fresh berries and stock my freezer. I try to eat as many as I can while I’m picking. Awesome! I’ll take you there around June sometime. 014.jpg     Once I got the kids out there and everything was under control, I ran for the house to see what I can get done before church. Mmmm…..hot out of the oven. The secret is to put on big chunks of butter and let it melt just a tad. Then proceed to stuff your face. I bake them in a miniature pan, that way I can eat more. Or that’s how I justify. I ate 3 of them back to back.

2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup ( 1 stick ) butter, melted

1/2 cup milk

2 large eggs, beaten

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups fresh (frozen ) blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place paper liners in a mini- muffin pan. Sift flour with the sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon into a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add the melted butter, milk, eggs and vanilla and stir just to moisten the flour. Gently fold in the blueberries. Spoon batter into the muffin pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in a muffin comes out clean.

      Drink a tall glass of milk with these or a cup of coffee will do too.

     We only had one small bit of drama on Valentine’s Day. 017.jpg     Ok, sister. What are you trying to prove? You do not belong down here. 018.jpg     Trying to get a cow to turn around and go the other direction is not always easy. Earl and Candace are back there trying to act all calm and everything. When in reality Earl was pushing the panic button like mad. He was sure she was going to tear down all the hoses. 020.jpg     We finally got her heading in the right direction. No hoses were torn down but they always have to empty their “bowels” all over the floor. It was a nice touch to a supposedly romantic day. 022          Hey, who’s eating all my chocolates?!023.jpg     I caught the guilty one. It’s very important to hide things like this. The carnivores will devour. I better go check my stash and make sure it’s still there……..Carol