Halloween fun...

Today, Samme & I had a halloween craft day at home - we made about 3 dozen tissue ghosts; 2 halloween cards -she unfortunately lost interest before we got all of them made for all of the grandparents; a large ghost to hang from a tree outside but she has been carrying around her "ghosty" and calls it her "brother" (please, dear adoption agency, call us soon!); made yummy pumpkin/carrot/ginger/butternut squash muffins (but I frosted them with a bit of cream cheese frosting so she thinks they are cupcakes); put together new puzzles; did some other stamping projects; went for a walk and she is still NOT TIRED! ;-) How is this possible? And how do preschool teachers do it all day long?

Healthy Pumpkin/Carrot/Ginger/Butternut Squash Muffins Recipe:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a bowl, mix -
1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. pumpkin spice
In a mixing bowl beat - 1/4 cup canola oil and 1/2 cup organic sugar for a minute
Add 1 lg. organic egg and 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce. Beat 30 seconds on low speed.
Add flour mixture and 1/4 cup water; beat until moistened.
Stir in 1/2 cup shredded carrots and 1/2 cup butternut squash puree. Add 1/2 cup organic raisens (optional).
Spoon into lined muffin cups. Bake 20 minutes. Makes 16 medium size muffins.
To frost, beat 1/4 cup softened reduced fat cream cheese, 1/4 cup confectioners sugar, 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract and 1/2 tsp. skim milk. Spread on cooled muffins.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is amazing the energy that kids have...How come WE need naps, but they don't?!?!