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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Daffodils, a muffin recipe and Minnie Mouse gardening

Good morning!
Today the sun is shining and there is a light breeze. Just gorgeous!  My daffodils continue to bloom, and each one is exciting to me!
pattern for sale by melbangel, etsy

I hope some of you have started your daffodil afghan from yesterday.
I would LOVE to see pictures of your progress and finished afghan!

Doesn't she just look like a coutntry maid?
go Barbie!

"I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature.
It's just the wilderness instinct in me I guess."
~ Walt Disney

These are paper punched flowers. Highly addictive to make!


c.1913

Madge Bellamy, Hollywood beauty

In keeping with these spring gardening dreams,
let's do some old fashioned baking!

Poppy Seed Muffins:
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons poppy seeds
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
1 tsp vanilla or almond extract

1.  Preheat oven to 400'. Grease muffin cups or use baking liners.
2.  In small bowl, stir together flour, poppy seeds, salt and baking soda.
3   In large bowl, cream together sugar and butter.
4.  Beat in eggs, one at a time.
5.  Stir in yogurt (or sour cream) and extract until well blended.
6.   Add flour mixture until moistened thoroughly
         Do Not Over-beat!!!
7.  Fill mluffin cups 2/3 full.
8.  Bake at 400' for 15 - 20 minutes
9. Makes 12 - 16 muffins.

Muffins are always best when served warm! and with real butter.....
oh, better get back to gardening!

These next 3 photos were taken in WaltDisneyWorld, Toon Town.
They are inside Minnie's House.
Look closely, and you will find some funny jokes!
 prize-winning daisies:
 prize-winning buttercups:
Here is a fun coloring page for you (ok, you can share with your kids):

and another:
Go outside and enjoy this wonderful day!
Yes, even if you have snow, or rainy weather. Enjoy it for what it is!
Here in the Rocky Mountains, we always love snow or rain days,
 as we need the moisture.
:0)
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