Oh man, I love a good deal. There is an incredible feeling that comes with hunting one down and finding what you wanted for a fraction of the price.
Today was one of those days.
I took my morning bike ride to the public library (a regular occurrence in the summer…I take out LOTS of cookbooks) and decided to wander around the mall while I was there. They have a target and a fabric store so I thought I would check out the prices of two of my summer projects: more baby blankets (Tihi and Janelle, I’m talking to you) and decorative pillows for our couches. (we figure after 4 years living here it is probably time to start decorating)
I considered sewing pillows, hoping that I could save some money on them (decorative pillows are AT LEAST $20 a pillow…does that not seem insane to anyone else?) but then I walked into Target.
They had decorative pillows on for HALF PRICE! Now, they are outdoor pillows, but the only difference that I can find is that the fabric is MORE durable…meaning when we spill or drop something on them they will stay cleaner and newer-looking longer. BONUS!
Unfortunately, being on my bike does not allow me to carry the 10 pillows I bought. (Yes, I bought 10…4 very large target bags full. But they were so cheap…) So I had to make a trip back after my library visit.
And if that wasn’t enough of a deal for one day, I found fabric for less that half the regular price. I bought 4 metres of fabric (enough to make 2 blankets) for less that I would have paid for 1 metre of fabric (it was hard not to hoard it…)
I think these are going to be pretty cute blankets.
After all that excitement, I decided I should do some baking to calm me down a bit. I found this recipe online and it seemed perfect because it would help me use up a few odds and ends in the fridge (namely applesauce and Greek yogurt)
In a bowl, I mixed
- 3 cups quick oats
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup honey (Clover Grove is what I use)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup all natural applesauce
- 1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek Yogurt
- 3/4 cup frozen Canadian wild blueberries
I mixed everything but the blueberries together first.
Then I stirred in the blueberries.
I put them in a greased muffin tin and baked them for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
The verdict- Well these could not have been more simple. And at 110 calories per muffin, I won’t feel so bad when I indulge in one of these as an afternoon snack. They taste good too! They remind me of blueberry oatmeal. These would be a great breakfast muffin.