It’s a rainy Sunday here in NYC, and I’m not complaining. Sometimes I love rainy days because I feel less guilty for succumbing to the Couch Monster and watching reality tv and Food Network, while catching up on blogs. Plus I had some leftovers to chow down on from yesterday’s “mini me” kitchen invasion….
Fun with Muffin Pans!
Ever since I saw Holly’s post about Mini Pancake Muffins, I just couldn’t get them off my mind. Considering how much I love egg muffins, I just knew these adorable little things were right up my alley. So I figured, I might as well just make them both: a little Mini Me Extravaganza in the Sometimes Healthy Kitchen. (Some magazines call Egg Muffins “mini omelets,” so that’s why I figured Mini Me was appropriate for this post. Couldn’t pass up the opportunity to headline a post with Mini Me.)
I followed Holly’s recipe exactly, except I substituted skim milk for the almond milk, as it was more budget diet friendly. I was out of sugar for the batter, so I took a little extra during my regular Dunkin Donuts run. Soooo budget diet friendly!
I made a quick trip to the Fruit Stand Guy to get some fruit to add as mix-ins and was very excited to see that blueberries were only $2.00! Then, this happened….
Oooooops. I guess that’s what happens when you live in NYC and have about 2 feet of counter space. Here’s what mix-ins bar set-up for both the Egg Muffins and the Mini Pancakes looked like…bit of a tight squeeze.
Lots of mini-things going on in my mini kitchen.
Here’s what my Egg Muffin (Mini Omelets) menu looked like:
- Italian: marinara, mozzarella/cheddar cheese mix, mushrooms, tomatoes
- Mexicali: black beans, taco seasoning, mozzarella/cheddar cheese mix, green peppers
- Buffalo Tofu: Frank’s sauce, tofu, cheese
- Cream Cheese Delight: cream cheese, raisins, beets
- Cinnamon Banana: banana, cinnamon, vanilla
- Cherry: cherry pie filling
- Blueberry/Apple: blueberries, applesauce, cinnamon
- Festivus: mini chocolate chips, sprinkles
Guess there was too much liquid in the pie filling?
The cherry pie filling pancake mess was the perfect pre-run fuel!
But in the end, despite some speed bumps along the way, I ended up with some beautiful Egg Muffins, Pancake Muffins and Mini Pancake Muffins!
The Festivus Mini Pancake Muffins not only looked adorable, but they tasted amaaazing. However, the Blueberry/Apple were a close second. They were so moist and fruity!
All of that baking was just the motivation I needed to enjoy a long-time-coming 12 mile run in Central Park. Despite the clouds, it was a gorgeous run. Snapped this pic along the way.
Well, I’ve decided to brave the rain for the opportunity to spend some quality time with my brother, who is in town this weekend. I originally planned on giving him some of my magical mini delights…but then I remembered that Brother Bear and I have quite different tastes in food. More on that later…Have a great Sunday! Stay dry
What’s your favorite way to spend a rainy day?