With 2008 bearing down upon everyone, once again the question of the day seems to be "make any New Year's resolutions"? Well, after thinking it over so hard that I actually lost a little sleep over the whole thing, I decided NO. I'm not makin' any. Going to make muffins instead. Banana muffins, for the second time this week.
This is them before they went into the oven. The first time I made them, I tried to fit them into 10 cups like the recipe states. Big mistake because they overflowed and were not too purty to look at, but they did taste divine.
And here they are in 12 cups...they still puffed up a little too much, not sure what I'm doing wrong!
But you should try them, they're GOOD!! You can find the recipe here: Banana Crumb Muffins. It's really that topping that makes these yummy, no matter if they turn out pretty.
So anyhow, I lie. I did make a couple of decisions about 2008. But they're not so much resolutions as they are promises to myself. And here are a couple of them:
** Make more cupcakes!
2007 did not see as many as 2006 (Year of the Cupcake in case you don't remember). I'm pretty well stocked up in cupcake books thanks to some wonderful friends, so there's NO EXCUSE!
** Stitch only from my stash.
I just know you all are rollin' your eyes, especially Patti because she's heard this before. What stitcher hasn't made this same statement? But other than the one thing I'm on a list for, the Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers series, I make this promise to myself, right here with GOD AS MY WITNESS (and Patti too)...the only stitching things I will purchase this year will be threads or fabrics needed for things I already have in my stash. Because DANG, I have enough already!
** Keep a "Gratitude Journal".
Read about this concept somewhere a few months ago and it's basically a journal but it can be just one word, or one picture, but you make an entry every day of something you're grateful for.
** Take more naps
self explanatory, no? naps are yummy.
And that's IT. I think I can do it :)
How about you? Make any promises to yourself for 2008?