Friedrich Nietzche once said "That which does not kill us makes us stronger." While I recognize the wisdom in that saying, I'm finding it harder and harder to feel strong. This has been one hell of a week. When I said that things couldn't possibly get any worse I meant it as a statement, not a challenge.
In order to deal with all that is going on in my life I turned to my salvation - emotional baking. This time however, I wasn't in the mind set to bake from scratch. Sometimes baking from a box works just as well. I'm not too proud to admit that I rely on convenience baking when need be. As I've said before, I find baking therapeutic. The simple act of following the directions of a recipe occupies my mind (even one found on the back of a box). Experts say that if you find something that you enjoy doing that occupies 100% of your attention while you are engaged in it, it will make you more motivated and focused. Both of these feelings are said to promote happiness. Baking = Happiness. This, I already knew. The bonus for me is that my baking doesn't just make me happy, it also makes my friends and loved ones happy. Cheers to that ~ I could use a little more happy.
You will need:
1 box of Betty Crocker Cinnabon Cinnamon Streusel Muffin Mix
3/4 cup of milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
- Heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place paper baking cups in 12 regular size muffin cups, or grease (or spray with cooking spray) bottoms of muffin cups.
- Stir muffin mix, milk, oil and eggs in medium bowl just until blended (batter will be lumpy).
- Divide batter among muffin cups (each about 2/3 full).
- Sprinkle streusel over batter in each cup and press down lightly.
- Bake 16-21 minutes or until muffins are golden brown.
- Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan.
- Cool completely before storing.