The Cranberry, chocolate chip muffins above, look kind of cute, in a folksy, Valentine's Day morning, breakfast sort of way - don't they?
I've been cleaning out my pantry lately, and was trying to come up with a good use for one lonely can of jellied cranberry sauce, leftover from Thanksgiving. It's such a pretty red color, that it seemed a natural for Valentine's Day, and since the children usually have chocolate chip muffins for breakfast, I decided to see if I could combine the two.
After, filling the muffin pans with batter, made from the Best Ever Muffin recipe I posted about here, I sliced the cranberry sauce, into 1/4 inch slices. Then I used a small heart shaped cookie cutter, to cut hearts out of the slices, and placed them on top of the batter filled cups.
I wondered, as I was doing it, if I should have let the muffins bake part way before topping them with the hearts.
Apparently, the answer was yes.
Oh well, happy Valentine's Day anyway.
It's great to be a homeschooler.