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Friday, October 12, 2007

Whale of a time

It definitely has been long enough since I did a post. So sorry! Last week at school we made both a chocolate chip pie and a peanut butter pie - both of which I thought were horrible recipes, and taste wise horrible too. So I didn't bother to even post it. Was not impressed at all.

This week I learned something new. I never knew muffins were considered "quickbreads" for some reason or another, I had always associated quickbreads with loaf recipes (pumpkin loaf etc). So I felt rather dumb, but hey now I know right? We made a huge variety of muffins this week at school:

sour cream topping chocolate chocolate-chip muffin
(the group that made this decided to fill it with raspberry jam - I thought that was too busy because the recipe itself is loaded with so many ingredients)

Next was a plain coffee cake, I wasn't too impressed with the look of the final product, not sure if the recipe just wasn't good or if they didn't make it correctly.

These came out pretty good and everyone seemed to like it alot - chocolate chocolate chip muffins
Another group made an oil based plain blueberry muffin with turbinado sugar on the top.
This was the only one I tried since it was the only one made with oil and not butter. It lacked any flavor at all. I couldn't even taste the orange flavoring added into it and there was definitely no hint of blueberry flavor at all. It was rather disappointing.
My group made these sour cream blueberry muffins and not to toot my own horn but I think ours came out the best. I love a crunch top on a muffin, this was from the streusal we put on the top, and I love a big muffin top and we definitely got that because we filled out muffins to the top! Everyone loved it too.

Last weekend we headed down to Orlando for a trip to Seaworld. It was a long 6 hour drive but we made it safely. Here are some dolphins people were feeding. They are so cute and clever enough that they know who has food and who doesn't. They would splash you if they let your pet them and then you gave them nothing.
Here's another one playing around after they got fed.
Here I am after the horrific 1st ride on floridas fastest and longest rollercoaster. Boy was I freaked out. I HATE rollercoasters - aih the things you do for the man.
This is not a good picture of me, but the seal definitely makes up for it. ;-)
SHAMU!!! SHAMU!!!!! So so cute! I wish I could have touched Shamu.

The killer whale show. They splased us so much!! The whole entire 5 rows in the front were soaked. Thankfully we missed it by 1 row!
Here is Brandon and I at Timpanos restaurant. If you ever get to Orlando, this is the place to have amazing italian food. They make their pastas from scratch and you get extra refills on pasta for free!!! Another fantastic restaurant just down the road is Seasons 52, everything on their menu is 475 calories or less.


Angsana said...

Oh,yes..I have to agree. Your group had the best-looking muffins for sure!
Nice pics of you guys:)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmmhhh, all those yummy muffins! Yours look really good!
I love the dolphins! Those are cute pictures of you and Brandon...



Bake your cake and eat it too said...

Thanks mom!

Rosa - Thank you. Yes, those dolphins were SO adorable. I wish I could swim with them. That would be a cool job.

Emilie said...

Yes, I think your blueberry muffins look the best. The chocolate-chocolate chip muffins look good too. I think the ones with raspberry jam sound gross.

What's the ride called? I went on one in San Antonio and I think it was called "The Great White" or something like that.

You're gorgeous! Those are good pictures of you guys.

Bake your cake and eat it too said...
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Bake your cake and eat it too said...

Aww thanks emilie. You're so sweet.

Yeah, the ride was called "kraken" I seriously thought my heart popped out! I think I freak myself out about rollercoasters.