Tonight I can say that a few of those burners are now off and I hope tomorrow we are all back on schedule.
Last week I posted a Chocolate Breakfast Muffin that we enjoy. This time I am sharing my Blueberry Muffin Recipe.
Any large family knows that when the little ones start waking up, breakfast needs to start hitting the table! What to feed 7 kids? Honestly, there are many mornings that we have cold cereal. Cheerios.
It's really not a big deal to not get up and fix a HUGE and HOT breakfast. After all, my kids are home all day, remember? We can snack at 10 am while we do school:-)
There are other days when I do crave something hot that is NOT oatmeal, so muffins fit the bill. Here it is, but I double the recipe.
I also combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl the night before and set the eggs and butter out. When I wake up, I only need combine everything and pop them in the oven.
1 ¾ C flour
¾ tsp salt
1/3 C sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs beaten
¼ c melted butter
¾ C milk
1 C blueberries ( add after everything is mixed)
Combine everything and scoop into muffin cups. Bake at 400. Makes 12.
Part of the reason the week was crazy is that we got a horse. Well, my oldest got a horse.
They look miserable together, right?
We were actually a little worried about his transition out here, but so far it has been smooth.
He does feel a little defensive around the cow, but sweet Lucy is polite enough to ignore him.
I know that everyone lives their lives a little differently from one another. I have friends with all different life styles and I accept that not everyone does things like me.
So I was surprised when my husband told me about a friend who views our life as a freak show.
I guess since we have many kids and farm and home educate we are "different."
I also suppose since I have my niche of close friends who also have several kids and farm and home educate I see my life as "normal."
Devin, who is great at looking at the other side, tried to convince me that we are not the normal "Jones" type family and so we are different.
I accept that, but I am not sure I agree that we are a freak show. (sigh)
At the end of the day I don't really care. I accept my freak show.
I feel sorry for those who do not get to experience the freak show for themselves because it's pretty damn awesome. It's a life that can't be fully explained, only experienced. It's appealing to many, but only the faithful and courageous are willing to step out and enjoy it's rich blessings.
And if you are truly lucky, the freak show brings with it hot muffins and hot coffee with fresh, raw cream in the morning!
He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stands a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure, too.
Happy Wednesday! Here are some freak show photos from the week so far!