Sunday, January 20, 2008

happy birthday jan

this last weekend we celebrated jan's birthday. we're on a budget, but we did manage to have some fun. i suprised him with a big breakfast with strawberry-orange muffins (delish!) and w/family help, we got him signed up for a 2 day bowl carving class at a nearby woodcraft store. we went to dinner at ivanhoes - a famous diner about 25 min's north of us. if you check out the recipe section you can view their endless selection. 100 different flavors of shakes, and 100 different sundaes. Pretty amazing.

recipe: Serve warm with Strawberry Jam.


1 1/4 cups halved strawberries
3 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, melted
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray
teaspoons sugar

Preparation Preheat oven to 400°.

Combine first 4 ingredients in a blender, and process just until blended. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, 1 1/4 cups sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add strawberry mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons sugar. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove from pan immediately.

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