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Angels Unawares, Serial #3 and Blueberry Muffin

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So you made it–through the holidays, through the cold snap, through the work week, through the deadline, through the flu, through whatever the latest challenge in your life might’ve been. The world seems to have an endless supply of challenges to put in front of us. No sooner do we get clear of one, then here comes another.

And winter is the worse. I read somewhere that January 7th was the most depressing day of the year. How about the whole month of January? (Even if you have a birthday in it–there’s another challenge: birthdays!)

So what to do? Well, here at Reading and Recipes we have the perfect solution–curl up on the couch, pull the afghan tight, and have a quiet, restful evening or weekend.

But you don’t want to do that with nothing to eat–too hungry–and nothing to do–too boring. To solve the hunger issue, we suggest you try this old reliable blueberry muffin–comfort food for the morning, afternoon, or evening with just a hint of summertime in its flavor and fruit. And to solve the boredom issue, sample one or more of the stories on this website by either clicking the audio file to hear them read or the text file to read them on the screen or print them out. The stories are of all different lengths, so you can partake of as little or as much as you like. Just hit the stories page to get a full index of what’s available.

And enjoy a quiet, restful, peaceful evening or weekend–with a little help from Reading and Recipes.

single blueberry muffin

Blueberry Muffin

3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt (about 1/8 teaspoon)

1 Tablespoon granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 Tablespoon vegetable or canola oil

1 Tablespoon  + 1 teaspoon milk

5-8 fresh blueberries (a small handful)

blueberry muffin

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line one muffin cup with a paper liner, and set aside.

In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add the vanilla, oil, and milk and mix ingredients together, careful not to over mix. Lastly, fold in the blueberries.

Pour batter into the muffin liner. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the muffin for 10-15 minutes before eating.

Makes one muffin.

blueberry muffin for one

{Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction}

Click below to listen to or read Serial #3 of “Angels Unawares”.

Angels Unawares, Serial #3, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Angels Unawares, Serial #3, text © Jeffrey Anderson


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