Feeling The Pain of Undecorating…

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Well yesterday went better than I thought it would in some ways. The kids were motivated to help clean up the house as they wanted me to help them open, assemble, and set up some of their new toys.

In 2 hours we had the tree down (I don’t usually take it down so early but it was taking up some prime space in our little house on the pond) and all the decorations put away on the newly reorganized porch. We also had 2 loads of laundry done up and a third in the washer. The kitchen had made good progress as well.

As the kids went down for quiet time I played catch up on some emails, updated some posts on Kirby’s Koupons, and finished the laundry. Well this morning it seems I was a bit overzealous in my attack on the house and I am feeling it in every little joint and muscle. Big time fibro flare… gotta love it.

So while I was stumbling around in the kitchen trying to fix a cup of coffee and find some ibuprofen Jacob came in. He told me it was Wednesday and wanted to know what kind of muffins we were going to have. (Gotta love the fact that the four year is reading the calendar and telling time on his new watch.)

I really hadn’t the foggiest idea what kind of muffins to make. He opened the fridge and saw the applesauce and says ‘hmmmm’. Then he asked if we still had some chocolate chips from the fudge we made on Sunday. He announced that he had an idea.

His idea was to make some Chocolate Chip Applesauce Muffins! I wasn’t sure but went along with it and we just kinda made it up as we went along. I’d ask his opinion and go with it. We’ve gotta let them experiment a little and keep the learning fun.

So here is the recipe we came up:

Chocolate Chip Applesauce Muffins


  • 2 c. Self rising flour
  • 1/2 c. Brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. Applesauce
  • 1/2 c. Milk
  • 1 t. Vanilla
  • 1/2 c. Chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350.

Grease a 12 cup muffin tin.

Mix everything except the chocolate chips in a large mixing bowl.

Stir just until blended.

Fold in the chips.

Spoon into the muffin cups.

Bake 18-20 minutes.

We ate them with a little applesauce on the side.

Jacob was right by my side the whole time. We’ve been doing the Kids Cook Real Food classes and he insisted on helping me measure and mix everything too!

Jacob helped to scoop the batter in the pan.

Then helped check to see if they were done.

He decided that a fork was the best utensil for removing hot muffins from the pan.

One proud little boy!

I think these would make some great chocolate muffins too if you add about 1/4 c. Cocoa and maybe another 1/4 c. Brown sugar to the mix. You might could even substitute white chocolate chips too for an even yummier treat. All this pondering is making me wanna whip up another batch of these to try with these substitutions.

Anyway we really enjoyed these and hope you do too!

You can also try some of his other muffins ideas too!

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Cinnamon Muffins

Eggless Nutella Muffins

PB & Jelly Swirl Muffins

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