Wednesday, November 7, 2012

TWD/BWJ: Buttermilk Crumb Muffins

Total Fail. Lived up to it's middle name. Such an easy recipe, what could go wrong?

I was having a bad day. A deep, deep sadness had me in it's grip. Started crying around 5 a.m. I'd sent a whine-y email that I shouldn't have, hurt someone's feelings, and was ashamed of myself. I'd done what I could to apologize but it's impossible to take back words once they're out.

It was election day, the culmination of a week, no 2 years, of arguing. Rainy and gray. I just couldn't stop the tears. Then I realized it was baking day. Got myself together and went to the grocery for buttermilk.

There, between the coffee and tea displays, that Fork In The Road song by Greenday began to play over the store's sound system. It's actually called Good Riddance.

 ♪ "It's something unpredictable, but in the end there's right, I hope you had the time of your life." ♪

That did it. Instantly, I was in tears again. Literally sobbing in the middle of the grocery store. Thank goodness I only had a few items and was able to check out at the YouScan without having to face another human being.

In the end, I think the muffins were something of a metaphor.

The day's bright spot was a picture that my girl texted me. It was her first presidential vote. And I have to say that I'm relieved at the results of the election. I would like to be overtly happy.  But with so many of my "friends" posting ugly hateful things on Facebook and insisting that I can't be Christian if I voted for Obama, it's hard to celebrate. I pray, however, that this too shall pass. Hopefully, we'll eventually understand that we're all in this together.

If you would like to make a plate full of crumbs, check out the recipe here.  Or you might just use cupcake liners in your muffin tin...

I saw this shoe in front of the Greater Atlanta Christian School the other day.


  1. If it makes you feel aby better, these were a bit of an epic fail for me as well.
    Sorry you had a rough day :-(
    Red or blue, I wish people would be more respectful that others see things differently. Mean people make me sad...

  2. Oh Margaret.. sorry to hear of your woes. I read a post that someone actually hoped that Obama would fail. How could anyone say such a thing. We need to support our leader no matter what. Don't take the outcome of your muffins personally - this was not a good recipe. Hoping the brownies will be better! P.S.: I love the photo your daughter sent! So exciting for her I'm sure. Take care.