Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blueberry Muffin Boys

For the last few days, Tommy has been whining and begging asking to help me cook something. So, one morning I decided to have the boys help me bake these amazing blueberry muffins. Tommy is actually becoming truly helpful. Besides doing the normal measuring, pouring, and mixing, he was able to fill each cup with blueberry muffin batter, press the extra blueberries into the batter, and sprinkle the top with turbinado sugar, all without much supervision. Ben is not so helpful, that is, unless it's a help that he eats half a cup of the blueberries you need for the muffins. We made a double batch and distributed many muffins among our family and some friends we saw later that morning. (Note to those who may have received some of our muffins - the boys' hands were washed and they only licked measuring spoons after the ingredients were mixed. I think.)
Sneaking blueberries and yogurt 

Ben's 'victory smile' after sneaking some yogurt

Ben's job was sprinkling turbinado sugar on top of the muffins. He kept muttering "speetle, speetle", which is how he says "sprinkle". So cute!

Lately, instead of smiling, Tommy gives me his 'monster face' and growls at me. Lovely.


  1. Tommy is quite a helper! Soon he will probably be baking practically by himself. Cute pictures!

  2. The boys are adorable, but I must admit, I'm drooling over all the cabinets and counter space you have! :) What a great kitchen...that workspace is perfect for the boys!