When my grandchildren came for the weekend, I made these muffins. The chocolate chips give them kid appeal. (Who am I kidding? Chocolate chips appeal to me too!) The oatmeal makes them healthy. (Okay...maybe healthier?) And they just plain taste good!
I love for my guests to be greeted with yummy smells from the kitchen. Years ago I read a hubby-pleasing pointer suggesting that you provide his olfactory sense with something appealing when he comes in from work, even if it is just some onions sauteing on the stove. It is a welcoming feeling, just knowing that dinner is "in the works." I have also heard that the aroma of freshly baked bread can aid in "staging" a house for a prospective buyer.
So on the morning that my grands were coming, I took a little time out to make them a snack...and to make Gran's kitchen a warm, inviting place.
Here's a peek at reality...on the counter along with my recipe notebook is the math answer key, as Bekah was reading off her answers as I baked.
By the way, the muffins were a hit--not only with the grands, but also with Kati and Bekah who have both asked me to make them again!
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
Do you like to welcome your guests (or your hubby) with yummy smells?