Bits from my weekend.. and muffins!

Hey all! Deconstruction of our house is going along swimingly... in fact one room is ALMOST totally done! Just need to put the electrical plug covers and heating grates on and we are good to go!

I really need to get better at taking before pictures... but before there was ugly paneling, and a disgusting old rug, and an ugly fan.... now we have freshly painted drywall, new thick comfy carpet, crown molding, baseboards, and a modern fan!

The next project was to deconstruct the master bedroom.
I'm a slave driver and make John work hard...

But don't think I didn't help!

(you know you love my crazy old jeans and adidas sweatshirt from the 80s)

Ahhh no more gross carpet and dead carpet pad

(gotta love the lone stereo sitting on the window seat... angry music makes ripping up carpet much more soothing)

This weekend was also the first time using my new stove and oven... what did I make... come on you know I had to make muffins!!!

Blueberry Yogurt muffins
by steph chows.

1.5 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup splenda (or 1/4 cup white sugar)
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
dash salt
1/2 cup apple sauce
2 6 oz containers fat free lemon yogurt (so 12 oz total)
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
zest of 1 lemon
1.5 - 2 cups blueberries, rinsed and patted dry

topping- stir together:
1/4 cup oats
1 Tbs whole wheat flour
2 Tbs honey or agave
2 Tbs chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 12 muffin cups with pam.

In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In another bowl blend apple sauce, yogurt, egg and vanilla thoroughly. Stir the wet mixture into the flour mixture just until combined. The batter will be very thick.

Add the blueberries and stir gently. Divide the batter between the 12 silicon baking cups (or lined baking cups) (they will be very full cups) sprinkle with the topping mixture, and bake for 25 minutes, or until tester inserted into center comes out mostly clean. Cool completely on wire rack.


22 chews:

Jeanne said...

I made blueberry muffins yesterday too. They did not look close to that good! Yum.
And the house is looking great. Good job!

Mo said...

Muffins! Yay!
Your house is looking awesome so far. I especially love the window seat... I've always wanted one haha.

Anonymous said...

Haha you are a much better fiancee than I was. When we moved into our house, John had to rip up all the carpet himself while I simply gave moral support.

Anonymous said...

Yummy muffins! Your house is looking great!

Of course you made muffins, how perfect! Love the color of your living room walls, Steph. Its gorgeous! Can't wait to see the "after" of the bedroom too. Its all so exciting!!! :)

Natalie said...

haha love your sweatshirt ;) I definitely had one of those back in the day!

Those muffins look awesome--I keep seeing so many blueberry recipes,I need blueberries to go on sale!

Joy said...

I SO love that beautiful window!
Best Wishes with it all!

Evan B said...

I'm in the process of making blueberry muffins for breakfast tomorrow! good luck with your move :)

Your house looks gorgeous!! And your muffins scrumptious! A good way to christen your stove.

Jennifer said...

How FUN a time with the house!!!! Excited to see it all come together!!! These muffins are perfect!! yum yum!

I just found your blog via neverhome maker's blog love list, and I think your recipes look AMAZING!

Definitely going to be trying those banana oatmeal cookies. :) You've got a new follower in me. lol.

Bre @

Lo said...

Look at you guys go! Those improvements on your house look great... aren't you glad the kitchen isn't under construction? :)

stephchows said...

thanks everyone!! and come on you had to expect muffins :)

Bre- welcome to the site! I'm glad you found me :)

Lo- I am so glad the kitchen doesn't need anything done to it! We are putting a coat of paint on it and that's it! After redoing John's kitchen this past summer I'm not ready to do that again any time soon hehe

elledee said...

good luck!

those muffins looks great

What a delicious way to christen your new oven! And best of luck with the renovations, it looks like it's going to be fantastic! :D

Mo said...

Hey! I just nominated you for an award. :)

Congrats on your new home! A very exciting time indeed. Bet you can't wait until it's all done.

Lisa said...

wow. looks like a lot of work (the house, not so much the muffins) but I'm sure it will all be worth it in the end! Have fun making it your own!

Looks like things are moving along just great! And yes, I totally had that same sweatshirt in pink back in the day :-)

Megan said...

The house is looking great! There's nothing wrong with hanging onto that favorite pair of old jeans!

Joy said...

I SO love that beautiful window!
Best Wishes with it all!

Of course you made muffins, how perfect! Love the color of your living room walls, Steph. Its gorgeous! Can't wait to see the "after" of the bedroom too. Its all so exciting!!! :)

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