Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Last Minute Indian Costume

What do you do when a teacher emails you at 8pm the night before your first grade sister's Thanksgiving party and says that the kids need to dress up as an Indian or a pilgrim? You get creative, of course. My second grade Indian costume is nowhere to be found, and Syd's from preschool is finger painted and a size 4. My mom and I settled on making a new Indian shirt out of one of her old long sleeve t-shirts. We cut the bottoms of the sleeves off, made 2" cuts along the bottoms of the sleeves and the bottom of the shirt, and tied on beads. Thus, a little Indian was born. (Or should I be PC and say Native American?) This ensemble would have been cuter with brown leggings, but they are against dress code. We also had a lack of feathers for a headband. Maybe next year we will be more on top of things....

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On a less last minute note, here is a muffin recipe for a nice Saturday morning when you have time to get up and prepare a dozen fresh baked muffins for your family. Every bite is guaranteed to yield a juicy burst of fresh pear, making the extra cooking time worth it.
 
pear muffins (8)
 
Pear Muffins
makes 12
1 ¼ cup flour
1/3 cup instant oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup oil
½ cup Greek yogurt
1 egg
1 egg white
½ cup applesauce
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 pear, peeled and cut into small cubes
 
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and oil a 12 hole muffin pan. Mix all the dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, combine the yogurt, oil, applesauce, and eggs. Stir the wet and dry ingredients together. Lastly, add the pear and apple cider vinegar to the batter. Once everything is well mixed, divide the batter between the 12 muffin pan holes. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the muffins to sit in the pan for 5 minutes before removing to cooling racks.

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