I made an easy crockpot meal for supper. Put cube steak straight into the crockpot and top with 2 pints of my homemade salsa. That's all. When I came in from the cold at 3:00 to check on things, the whole house was filled with the aroma of our dinner and I didn't want to go back outside! When it was time for supper, I made rice while the guys showered. When they came to the table, I was just pulling the muffins out of the oven. (Recipe follows)
|Bob, Jaime, and Brody|
Adapted from Betty Crocker's Picture Cookbook, c. 1950, reprinted 1998
2 c. all purpose flour
1/4 c. sugar
1 T. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. Crisco shortening
1 large egg
1 c. milk
Cream shortening and sugar. Add dry ingredients and work together with a fork till crumbly.
Beat egg and milk together and stir into dry ingredients, just until moistened.
Spoon batter into greased muffin pans.
Bake at 400* 20-25 minutes. Brush soft butter on the tops after removing from oven, and serve warm.
Makes 12 not-too-sweet muffins that are perfect for serving with dinner.
Note: I used the whole wheat blend flour that my CITR friend, Joann Powell, brought me from a mill in KY, and baked the muffins in one of my popover pans (which I love to use for muffins). When you use this pan, the recipe makes 6 tall muffins. That was just enough for the guys with one left for me.