Sunday, June 30, 2013

Invalid Diet

I am trying to find something to tempt the spousal unit's appetite -- he's not eaten enough to keep a bird alive since coming home from the hospital.  I've got a turkey breast in the crockpot (three sprigs of fresh thyme, half a cup of dry white wine, 1 hour on high and 5 on low) and I just made a double batch of banana muffins.  Bisquick is one of those convenience foods I don't feel in the least bit guilty about using.

Bisquick 'Nanna Muffins

2 1/2 cups Bisquick
1/2 cup sugar
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t cardamom
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
2 T butter, melted
2 very ripe bananas, mashed and squirted with juice of half a lemon to keep them from browning

Beat the egg and melted butter into the milk and add to the dry ingredients.  Stir vigorously for about 30 seconds (don't over-do it.  You'll wind up with tough muffins).

Add the mashed banana and fold it into the batter just until blended.  You can add half a cup of chopped walnuts at this point, if you are not married to someone who doesn't eat nuts.

Put paper cupcake liners into a muffin tin and fill each not quite to the brim with the batter.  Bake for 18 minutes in a preheated 350° oven.  Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before you try to take them out of the tin.  Makes 12.


PepperReed said...

Hope he feels better soon! Mr. Fuzzy always likes cold pears (put the can in the fridge for an hour) when he's not feeling good. The odd things Fella's eat (or don't eat) when they're under the weather!

Shay said...

He ate some turkey and one muffin. I have hopes.

Ladytats said...

Best wishes for speedy back to normal.

Maureen said...

Chcken soup, of course! - and cold stewed apple.