Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Blueberry Vitamuffins

Greg was sick yesterday; he had a fever and was all congested.  He stayed home.  Today, he went to work and after work he had a meeting in the next town, 15 miles away.  It's 7:15 and he's still not home.  I know he's probably exhausted and not feeling too great.  So, I made some blueberry vitamuffins.  It makes the house smell welcoming.

My grocery store stopped carrying vitamuffin mix.  Why, Harris Teeter - WHY?  I know, I can order the mix online.  That is not the point.  When I found out they were discontinuing them, I bought 4 boxes of chocolate muffin mix, and a box of blueberry.  I like the chocolate ones better, obviously.  I had to choose tonight between chocolate and blueberry.  I can sometimes manage delayed gratification, and I did that tonight by saving my one remaining box of chocolate vitamuffin mix for sometime in the future. 

These are so easy to make; the ingredients are 1 package of vitamuffin mix, 1 1/4 cup water, 3 egg whites, and 1/4 cup blueberries.  The directions say fresh blueberries, I used frozen.  It makes 12 muffins.  Baking them myself is a whole lot cheaper than buying them from the freezer department.  A box of mix costs about the same as a box of frozen muffins, only you get 12 if you make them yourself and only 4 if you buy them already made.

I decided to use my big muffin pans for this batch, to see how they come out.  I mixed all the ingredients and the batter looks kind of soupy.  I don't remember if the chocolate ones look like this at this point.  The first time I made vitamuffins I didn't bother to put on my glasses and only used 1/4 cup of water instead of 1 1/4.  They were really hard to mix.  While they were baking, I put on my glasses and read the directions.  Oh, I thought.  1 1/4 cups of water.  Oops.  They came out kind of dry and tough (but I ate them anyway). 

Too soupy?
Into the muffin pans, as even as I could get them.  Then, you sprinkle 1/4 cup of blueberries among the muffins. 

Bake at 400 degrees for 23-28 minutes.  My oven runs a little hot and these were baked by 21 minutes. 

Since I used the big muffin pan, they came out kind of flat and vitatop-ish.  I love vitamuffins.  So much nutrition for 100 calories.  I realize that this isn't a fresh, natural food, but they are great to have around when you need a snack that isn't full of empty calories!

Sadie had a bath on Sunday.  She loves to swim, so I don't know why taking a bath bothers her so much. She loves all the attention, the rubbing and brushing, the rinsing, the getting-dried-with-a-towel, and the after-bath cookie.   You'd think she'd be thrilled to be in the bathtub and she would splash around and enjoy herself, but she doesn't.

Greg's still not home.  :(


  1. I thought I was the only one who couldn't read the 1 on the water amount!!:) I literally had to get right under the light and read the package twice--why is it so small? Hope they taste good!

  2. Sadie is so cute!!:) I love her white muzzle!

  3. I am so happy Sadie finally made an appearance in the swamp!

    I think you need vitamuffin mix shipments for Christmas :).

  4. Just popping in to say Hello. I am surfing all my favorite bloggers and see that you have been a busy gal. I have only had vitamuffins once Karyn and that was when Granny visited; she made chocolate chip. They are very expensive here, almost eight dollars for four. But they are good.

  5. I take Cassidy to this pet store to bathe her. You pay about $15, but you wash them yourself. There are bathtubs raised up so you don't have to bend over...it's a little high for a shorty like me, but works. (I should bring a little stool) There are shampoo dispensers with 3 types of shampoo and a conditioner. Then, there's a big dryer so you can blow them dry afterwards.

    It's really cool...but she REALLY hates it...she makes that sad face. :-(