Daily Archives: February 24, 2013
I was playing piano at the nursing home today and generally speaking, when I (a) run out of songs to play or (b) there are only a couple people left, I’ll usually stop playing so I can go over to hang out with them. I was playing mostly “easy listening”-type pieces today, so when I went over, one of them told me, “You managed to put her to sleep! Several times!”
B: I was not asleep! Only partly.
D: You’ve tamed the savage beast!
B: You’ve tamed the savage beast!
D: It makes my day to hear you admit it.
They’re so cute. :D
As per our usual tradition, we had another post-course celebration/potluck after Respiratory [back towards the end of January]. (You can generally assume that almost all the posts I write are written into the future because I’d never have time otherwise. :x ) That was also the weekend of PAX’s international festival, and since my neighbor went home for the weekend, I saw no reason to head back home (I was tired/sleepy, it was late, and it gets kinda lonely there sometimes because it almost seems like it’s in the middle of nowhere when I’m the only one there).
So instead, I holed up in Swathi’s apartment for the night/most of the next day and we attempted to study and be productive, but mostly just ended up talking and making food. She likes to kid that to me, she is Adam’s replacement because I invariably end up sleeping over at her place whenever he goes home for the weekend. Recipe obtained from flour-ish.
Blueberry Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins
–1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
-1 3/4 cups rolled oats
-1 ripe banana, mashed
-1 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1/4 tsp salt
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1 cup unsweetened applesauce
-1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk (I think we’ve been using kefir in place of actual buttermilk)
-1/8 cup brown sugar
-1/4 cup honey
-2 tbsp canola oil
-1 egg, lightly beaten
-3/4 cup blueberries (frozen worked well)
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
2) In a large bowl, combine: flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
3) In a medium bowl, combine: applesauce, buttermilk, banana, sugar, oil and egg.
4) Make a well in the dry ingredients and fold in wet mixture. Stir until just moist, then fold in the blueberries.
5) Fill muffin cups 2/3 full and bake for 16-18 minutes.