I’ve been needing a little bit of sunshine in my life this past week, the dreary February weather has gotten to my already cloudy mind. I keep on hoping that the sun is going to burst out from behind the gloom and warm my soul…but alas, it has not. If you’re feeling similar to me then I highly suggest making some wonderful citrus muffins. They are sure to lift your spirits and be the ray of sunshine that you’ve been looking for. The smell alone makes me feel better!
1/2 cup of Orange Juice
1/4 cup Oil
1 1/2 cup Flour
3/4 cup Sugar
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 cup Raisins
1/2 cup Chopped Nuts (i use walnuts)
Heat oven to 350. Mix all dry ingredients together in large bowl, set aside. Cut Orange into 8 pieces, yes the entire thing! Place orange, juice, egg and oil into a blender and blend until smooth. Add blended mixture to your dry ingredients and mix only to moisten. Divide into 12 muffin cups and bake for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy.
James hates raisins and oranges in baking so the kids and I get the whole batch of muffins to ourselves, mmmmmmmm. Anyways, I had a whole other post swirling around in my head over how to tell my readers our rather shitty news but there is no sense in being overly dramatic about it. James lost his job. Yes our family has been hit by the recession, YAY, we won! I think I might just go make another batch of sunshine for myself.