Wednesday, October 28, 2009


                                                                   very good muffins
                                          If you try then please let me know how you liked them!
                  This recipe below is from a 1991 cook book,  a cook book compiled by a church.

Pumpkin~Apple streusel muffins { tried and true}

2 1\2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1 T. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. baking soda
1\2 tsp. salt
In large bowl, combine ingredients, set aside. In medium bowl,combine
2 eggs
1 c.pumpkin
1\2 c.vegetable oil
Stir well. Add to dry ingredients, stir just until moistened. Add: 
2 c. apples {about 2 medium-size apples} finely chopped
Stir well.Spoon batter into greased or paper lined muffin tins, filling 3\4 full.
In small bowl,combine { this is for streusel topping} 
2 T. flour
1\4 c. sugar
1\2 tsp. cinnamon
Cut in 4 tsp. butter until mixture is crumbly . Sprinkle on top of muffins. bake at 350  for 35 to 40 min., or until toothpick comes out clean. 
{ it says it makes 18, but we ended up making 23 good-sized muffins}

Monday, October 26, 2009

I DO NOT LIKE FUNERALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My great-aunts ( in more ways than one) husband, Richard died. His funeral was in Aurora. I.L., about 3 and a 1\2 hours away.

More pics

The funeral home...
My cousin Katie... she is !14
She would not let me take her picture... she did have the book in front of her face but I waited till she had it down!

On the way up........................last two bottom pics are of the Exxon Mobile plant!

Pics from where we went to eat at

More Pics

Original Arby's sign

One of the original Taco Bell signs

The same ole' McDonald's sign;-}
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