Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
1. Put a load of laundry in. Munch a couple chocolate chips while hiding in laundry room.
2. Measure butter, beat till soft. Hover close by and remove any items located within reach that shouldn't become part of muffins.
3. Measure white sugar. Top up measure with brown sugar when the white sugar runs out. Sneak a couple chocolate chips while in the cupboard. Add to the creamed butter. Resist temptation to sample; must set a good example.
4. Add two eggs.
5. Remove shells from sink and wash toddler's hands.
6. Measure white flour into sifter. Top up with whole wheat flour after realizing the bag in the cupboard with white powder is not white flour. A few more chocolate chips to ease the tension. Add baking soda and baking powder, checking 5 times each that you've measured each one right. Reward yourself with a couple more chocolate chips.
7. Search for spatula, give up, get a new one. Later, find sticky spatula under couch.
8. Search fridge for the 5 half bananas. Figure that once the really bad spots are scooped out, it will equal 2 whole bananas.
9. Buttermilk. Who actually has real buttermilk (oh yeah, my MOM!). Find the carton of chocolate milk from son's lunch that sat on the counter for three days while you took the kids away for March Break and the person who stayed home didn't think to put it in the fridge. Not quite sour, so add a bit of lemon juice.
10. Alternate buttermilk and dry ingredients. Take off glasses after someone starts mixer too fast after adding dry ingredients. Find chocolate chips by sense of smell.
11. Call dog in to clean up blobs on the floor.
12. Practice counting to 12 as child puts in the paper liners. Spray the mini-muffin tray with Pam.
13. Curse that no one sells mini muffin liners as you land on your behind. Comfort yourself with chocolate chips.
14. Realize that there's no longer enough chocolate chips to make cookies, so throw the rest in the batter. You know that otherwise, you're just going to eat them two by two.
15. Fill muffin cups. Wonder what to do with the extra batter. It was only supposed to make twelve medium muffins. Solution solved but toddler needs a bath.
14. Double check that nothing was being 'stored' in the oven. Too late now.
15. Put clothes in the dryer. Auto Dry doesn't work, so set timer cycle for 23 minutes.
16. Put muffins in the oven. Timer doesn't work, but coincidentally, they cook for 22 minutes.
17. Unload dishwasher, re-load with baking dishes.
18. Wash the dishes by hand that don't fit.
19. Wash the kitchen floor.
20. Take muffins out.
21. Bribe sticky toddler and older child into the bathtub by promising that the muffins will be cool enough to eat when they get out.
22. Peacefully enjoy a muffin with your smiling kids. Look at all you've accomplished! A load of laundry, dishwasher unloaded, dishes cleaned, the kitchen floor washed, and the kids are sparkling! Isn't it great to be able to multi-task?