Friday, November 14, 2008

Settling In

There are a lot of things to do in a new house. Not to mention all of the cleaning, but there are just things that have to be done. Furniture has to be arranged. Curtains have to be hung. Drawers have to be organized, as do cabinets. Windows may have to be fixed - we had 4 (storm windows)!

Then, when all the flurry is over, you can pause - Ahhhh! that is more like it! Got a nice, comfy home. Very quiet (except for the muffled "Poom, Poom" of the hunter's guns in the wetland). The cat has finally settled and decided he LIKES being the only cat in the house (he can have his pick of the laps now). The kitchen is finally organized so you feel like cooking something other than frozen pizza and fish sticks. It has been nippy, so the furnace is on, making the house nice and warm.

A routine has been established - I get up first and put coffee on, make Honey's lunch and fix him breakfast. He gets up a little later, but he makes the bed. Then I do my Bible reading while he eats and we discuss it afterwards and pray for our day. Our weekends have been busy, so we have yet to have a good Saturday breakfast, but that is coming, too.

We have things I would like - a dishwasher for one - but that can wait. For now, we are settled in!

I did manage to make these muffins one Saturday. Ummy, ummy good.

Cranberry Sour Cream Muffins

Makes 12

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, Slightly Beaten
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk (I had to add at least another 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups raw cranberries, Chopped
1/2 cup sugar

Sift together flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking soda and salt into bowl. Combine egg, sour cream, milk and oil in small bowl; blend well. Add all at once to dry ingredients, stirring just enough to moisten. Combine cranberries and 1/2 cup sugar; stir into batter. Spoon batter into greased muffin cups, filling equally. Bake in 375°F oven 20 minutes or until golden brown.

These reheat well in the microwave. These were perfect with scrambled eggs and bacon, served with coffee and orange juice!


Country Lady said...

There's nothing quite as cozy as that settled feeling.

Those muffins look so good. As soon as cranberries go on sale I'm going to try them.

Cheryl said...

I am so happy to hear you are settling in, isn't it wonderful! Those muffins looks very darn tasty!

Linda said...

Fall is the best season to settle in - it seems just right for nesting doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are settling in and establishing a satisfactory routine! The muffins sure look yummy!

Marie said...

It's so great to hear that you are settling in well Raquel. Home is where you hang your heart and I can see your heart is well and truly hung where you are at!!! I am so happy for you!!! Package beign done up today and sent out to you tommorrow! I'm so excited! Those muffins are making me hungry as well. Lucky Hubbie! XXOO

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