Thursday, May 08, 2008

Rainy Day Blueberry Muffins

I have enjoyed inclement weather since I was a child. I particularly like thunderstorms, especially at our house now. We had some pretty bad weather today, with the tornado warning siren going off four different times. James Spann kept us safely informed, however. James became quite angry and indignant today when he saw footage of a school bus traveling down the interstate in the rain. He said it was unacceptable. I would never want to get on the wrong side of James Spann, weather-wise.

I did go out on our porch and take a few pictures of the rain. It was intense.

Some people did not take the situation very seriously.

There was fun and frolicking. Don't tell James.

I like to bake on rainy days, too, so I decided to make blueberry muffins. I realized I had posted my blueberry cornbread muffin recipe before, but not my basic recipe. These are wonderful. They taste like cake.

Blueberry Muffins

2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 stick butter, melted
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup fresh blueberries

Combine ingredients and fold in blueberries. Spoon batter into a greased muffin tin. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Yield: 12 muffins

They are extra good served warm with butter. Don't wait for a rainy day to make them.


Anonymous said...

Is that a homeless man in your backyard, or the Zacness monster?

Anonymous said...

Blueberries are Brandon and Madison's I will thank you in advance on their behalf. Also, the pictures are great. Zac is such a funny guy!

Dianne :-)

Rachel L. Roll said...

i am so glad you posted this! i love blueberry muffins. last week I made some but unfortunately they did not taste as good as they looked! they were a little dry. i don't see how i could have overbaked them because i did the toothpick test and everything! anyway, i can't wait to try these! yum yum.
- rach

Betty said...

I can tell that you didn't inherit your love for storms from me. I always dread them and pray for God's protection over my family.
That crazy guy out in the rain looks awfully familiar. :o)
The muffins look so good. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes.

Kathy said...

This may be my favorite post yet. I love rainy days and even thunderstorms. The pictures are great and the blueberry muffins look wonderful.

Vickie said...

Hi Dianne, Rachel, Aunt Betty, and Kathy!
I'm glad you liked the post and I hope you enjoy the muffins!

Anonymous said...

Random Rain Running.

-Bill Bolen the Bob Barker OF Birmingham