Monday, October 1, 2012

Meatless Monday: More Muffins

Oh Monday... Why can't you be more like Saturday?

Friday we drove Nikki and Matt back down to Vegas. We walked the strip, looked at things we couldn't afford, gambled away a grand total of $6 between the four of us and then cried all the way home from the airport. Chad and I were hoping we could convince Nikki and Matt to stay forever with all of our sno cone goodness and awesome National Parks. They had three better reasons to go back home :)

Best Picture Ever? I thought so too. Other people take beautiful pictures with their camera phones, I take these.
We got home Saturday around 2am. We slept in and stayed in our pajamas the majority of the day. We used our weekend to relax, grocery shop, do a ton of laundry, watch too much TV, and cook. We were also going through family withdrawal so we called a few people on skype and chatted for a long while. Some days we are bummed we are soooo far away from every one, yesterday was definitely one of those days.

Saturday we also got a Fall Package from my Mom and Dad! Is there anything better than getting surprise boxes in the mail? We put up holiday decorations they sent, ate all of the chocolate, and made Bran Muffins. My mom sent me everything I needed to make these muffins and easy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Those are on the list to make tonight! :)

These Bran Muffins are awesome. Not only do they taste great but you can make up the whole recipe and store it in your fridge for up to 6 weeks. Feeling like muffins? Pull out the batter and bake some up! The longer you let it sit the better the batter gets, breaking down all the cereal. I can never wait though and made a half batch on Sunday afternoon with raisins and chocolate chips.

Thanks Mom and Dad! ;)

Refrigerator Bran Muffins

  • 5 t baking soda dissolved in 2 c boiling water
  • 1qt. buttermilk (if you don't have any add 4T lemon juice or vinegar to milk, walah!)
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 2 c sugar
  • 5 c wheat flour
  • 1 c shortening
  • 1 t salt
  • 3 c All Bran
  • 2 c Bran Flakes

1. In a large bowl sift together flour, sugar and salt. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles crumbs.

2. Mix eggs and soda water together and add buttermilk.

3. Stir in the cereals and mix until just moistened.

4. Store in the fridge in a covered container until ready to bake. Will last for 6 weeks.

5. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full and bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. 


  1. That clothing optional photo is hilarious! Vegas is a crazy place, but holy $6! Hard core lady!

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    2. LOL. I guess I should clarify: We only gambled $6, and then we lost it all in about 30 seconds. We definitley won absolutley nothing :(

  2. Oh, I love Vegas. It's weird to see pictures of it and think, "Hey I grew up there!"

    Thanks for linking along!

  3. I loooove bran muffins, and these seem pretty simple!

    Thanks for linking up with us!