Our house was full of company again last week (yeah.) I pulled out a recipe my mom gave me ages ago, that I had never tried . . . orange muffins.
I love seeing my mom's pretty handwriting.
These muffins are easy to make
and fun to serve.
Mom's Orange Muffins
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup milk
1 cup grated raw carrot
1 can mandarin oranges, drained and chopped
(I added 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut)
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
Using electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, orange juice, milk, carrots and orange pieces.
Add dry ingredients. Do not over mix.
Spoon batter into 12 prepared muffin cups. Bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees. Cool three minutes before removing them from pan.
Great with butter and honey.
And speaking of orange, reminded me of past days when I was a young mom with two wee kids at home. Sometimes when the girls needed a little pick-me-up, I would give them three colors (based on what was in my fridge) and let them choose one. I would then serve them a lunch with only that color.
So in honor of orange muffins, today I choose orange. Here is what our orange lunch might have looked like:
cubes of cheddar cheese
cheddar fishy crackers
tiny carrot sticks
You get the idea. Have fun. (I was not always a fun mom, but I tried to be one once in awhile.) Ask me later about toothpick lunches and cookie cutter lunches.
Linking to the lovely Pamela at A sheltering tree.