Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Holiday Season

December is one of my favorite months in the year. It has everything, good food, beautiful snow, decorations, and songs. My birthday is also in  December. December is usually the first month to have snow. Snow is marvelous. It glides down to the ground and if there is enough, eventually a layer of snow collects, just big enough to make snowballs.  This delicate snow also can form on trees. Trees were dreary because they had lost all of their leaves,but when the soft white blanket of snow covers all the plants, it is transformed into a wonderland. December is the holiday season. It has Hanukkah and Christmas. In my neighborhood, there are extravagant lights on most of the houses. I find these lights entertaining and awesome. December is the most wonderful time of the year


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

I never understood why some people couldn't bake anything even with  a recipe until the day I tried making cinnamon muffins. A friend and I decided to bake and I really wanted cinnamon muffins so we took a recipe from online and started to cut the apples. I should have known that this wasn't going to work from the very start. We didn't have all the ingredients for the recipe so we had to call her house and we didn't have all the utensils needed to prepare those items. it wasn't working for us from the beginning. On the website it said that these were the amounts for a dozen muffins so we doubled everything. We put the chopped up apples into the mixer and realized that there was more apple than batter. Besides all of these hurdles we still tried to put the batter in the muffin cups, but there was too much so we filled it to the top. This was an AWFUL idea. We left the kitchen for a little bit to listen to some music, but when we came back, the oven was smoking and it smelled awful. We quickly took the muffins out and discovered what was burning. Some of the batter had overflowed and started to burn on the bottom and there was a layer of burnt muffin on the pan. Fortunately, the muffins still tasted pretty good. Unfortunately, the oven was ruined.