Seven years ago, I saw this magazine in the newstand called Weekend.
However, I really liked the magazine and decided to just re-title the magazine in my mind. So I would think of the title as: “Someday” or “Occasional Escape” or “The Dreamy Life”. One of the first issues I got had this great section on Muffins (which I am especially fond of). They use a basic muffin recipe and then provide multiple unique muffins that are adaptations of the orginal muffins. They range from Breakfast In Your Hand Muffin (I call Power Muffins) to Blueberry, to Chocolate Coconut Flake to these incredible Parmesan Rosemary ones. I made a couple of varieties when I first got the magazine and then tore out the pages to keep. I recently made these again and they were all that I remembered them to be.
These muffins are a game changer, or at least a meal changer. You can have a simple, even mediocre meal and add these special savory treats and voila! you have a special dinner.
I am super excited for the fall weather and all it brings.
Soup is at the top of the list. I love, love soup and my goal this season is to win my 10 year old over to soup. He is tolerant. He likes a couple of my soups, but I want him to really like them and to expand beyond the couple of “safe soups” I make often.
These muffins are fabulous with soup! I plan on ramping up soup nights (I might add these beauties on Day 2 of serving the soup).
Some of my soups you can check out are:
Parmesan Rosemary Muffins
2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 375˚
Spray standard 12-muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
For breakfast, I split a leftover muffin in 1/2, warmed it, and sandwiched an egg white and several spinach leaves in between for a savory, delicious breakfast this morning! A game changing breakfast, indeed. Dave tasted it and regretted having already scarfed down his breakfast.
**Side note: You may omit the rosemary, if you feel like Lucy does about rosemary. (See the photo to the left to capture Lucy’s feelings on the subject. This was her reaction when Dave brought it in from the garden. It is pungent, but I think it’s oh so yummy in these savory muffins.)
P.S. Unfortunately, the magazine didn’t have a long stint. It wasn’t many months before the magazine folded and it was no longer available. I’m not sure why.
So, I’ll hold onto my couple of issues of Weekend magazine, in hopes that someday when my weekends feel like “weekends”, I’ll have a guide for how to further enjoy them. For now, in this season of my life, I’ll seek joy in the 4 year old’s soccer games,
middle school carnivals, church community bon fires –
piles of laundry, homework to complete –
and try to squeeze in a walk, a little porch swinging and some muffin making and eating!