I was showing Little Dude pictures we’ve taken of him since he’s been with us that I’m going to use for his life book. A life book is a photo album or scrap-book that you put together for a foster child to take with them wherever they go. It gives them something to help them remember where they’ve been and what they’ve done. Anyways…it led to us looking at a whole bunch of pictures and as we looked through my folder of blog pictures, I noticed that I have a lot of pictures I took to use in blog posts, that I never ended up posting. So I thought it’d be fun to share them today:

Cutting open a mustard bottle to get more out of it for our tuna salad.


See how much mustard was still in there?


A pastry blender works great for mashing bananas for banana bread.


I snapped a picture of gift mixes to maybe make a post about how much cheaper you could do your own.


and more gift mixes....


and more mixes!


This is what happens when you don't use your sweet potato fast enough.


Gracia had some pants with holes and stains, so I cut them off into shorts for her to wear under dresses, since she's still learning to be lady-like.


And that’s all for my randomness today!

You all know how much I love muffins, so I was pretty excited about a library book called Mad About Muffins by Dot Varton!

I tweaked the sweet potato muffin recipe just a little and ended up making it this way:


2 C. white flour

1 c. whole wheat flour

4 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. salt

3/4 c. brown sugar

1 egg lightly beaten

1/4 c melted butter

1 c milk

1 c. cooked and mashed sweet potato

1/2 c. carob or chocolate chips


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Mix the dry and wet ingredients separate, adding the sweet potato  and carob chips last. Put in greased muffin tins and bake 15-20 minutes or until done.

And if you like muffins too, I recommend checking out your local library to see if they have this book!


This post is linked at A Blossoming Life and Frugally Sustainable.



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