The vegetarian Farmer went turkey hunting this morning with a colleague. For some reason I find this extremely oxymoronic (vegetarian turkey hunter, if you will). Turns out they didn't catch anything, but he assured me he wouldn't have shot anything anyway. It does make me laugh a little though to imagine the two of them out there in the forest on the farm, making turkey calls and watching turkey fly out of trees (yep, they sleep in trees! Who knew?).
To get a jump start on the turkeys they had to be at the farm at 5:30am. Uh, we live 40 minutes from the farm. It was a fun morning for The Farmer, getting up at 4:30am. Being the good Farmer's wife that I am, I made him a lunch and then realized he probably wouldn't eat breakfast before skeedaddling out the door so I decided to whip up some muffins. And I'm pretty sure he and his colleague are glad I did. These things are super easy and super yummy.
Easiest Blueberry Muffins
1/2 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water
1/2 c vanilla soymilk
1 tsp vanilla
1 c blueberries
2 tbsp butter
1/2 c white or brown sugar (I think I like brown better)
Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add flaxseed and water and mix well. Add soymilk, baking powder and vanilla, then gradually pour in flour until well moistened. Fold in blueberries. Pour mixture into well-greased muffin tins. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Makes 12 regular muffins, 6 large or 24 minis.
I made 6 large so that he didn't have to cart all those regular sized muffins around with him. I used white sugar the first time, but I'm pretty sure they taste better with brown (just make two batches and compare, trust me, they'll get eaten). You can also use regular milk and replace the flaxseed mixture with an egg. So easy and so good and the Farmer wasn't listening to his tummy growl instead of listening for turkeys.
PS. The Farmer brought home the first bunch of asparagus!