Tuesday, October 13, 2009

IN THE KITCHEN WITH TONJA

This is not a natural occurrence around the Owens' home, but today, I felt like Suzy Homemaker. All day.

First I loaded up the dishwasher, then washed them, then washed the ones that didn't get clean in the dishwasher. UGG! That is so ANNOYING to me! And then I put all the wet glasses out on a towel to dry, because the dishwasher DOES NOT DRY THEM!!!

Then, I put up all the remaining decorations from the shower away, and set the table with my pretty acorn dishes.




I bought this great muffin tin last year at Williams-S*n*ma. Strange, I know. Mom was with me when I bought it and I remember her saying, "What are you buying THAT for...you will never use it!" HA! Look what I did, Mom!


Now, I know she would have been immensely prouder of me if I had made the banana bread from scratch, but that would be pushing it juuuuuust a little too far! Besides, this is the only kind of banana bread my family has ever had from me and I wouldn't want to shock them too bad!



Then I put them in this great piece I got last week with Tina and Shirl. And, I actually felt quite proud! Don't they look good?


Can you smell them? Yummy!


Why, yes! Yes, they were delicious!


Now, the directions said that you should take 2 of these and spread softened cream cheese on 1 and top with the other. Like a little acorn sandwich! Well, I was feeling all baking goddess like, but there has to be a limit! And, besides I was still in my cuddly sweats and I would have to change to go to the grocery store, and I just couldn't push myself to do it. And, I haven't seen many baking goddess types shopping at the W*nn-D*x*e!

And, then came a knock upon my door. And who should come in to sample my baking prowess but my sweet friend, Addison, Patty's granddaughter. She thought I did really well, too!

And, then I remembered that Alex does not like banana nut muffins. His favs are blueberry. So, I quickly made him a batch while I was still in the kitchen. That was a couple of hours ago. He has just woken up and came into the studio and asked me if I could please make him something sweet to eat. And, right before his eyes, I produced a batch of blueberry muffins! The smile that crossed his face was worth more than all the cute pans in the world!

And that is just about all the steam I can muster up to work in the kitchen today. Hmmm. I have some chicken salad in the refrigerator....wonder if you could make little acorn sandwiches with that? Well, now...I think that sounds like a mighty fine supper. OK...so I'm ODing on domesticity...maybe I'll just order a pizza!

15 comments:

southerninspiration said...

What an adorable little muffin pan! And how cool that you went domestic for the day!!! :)

Suzanne

Jennifer said...

I need to be inspired like that. My house needs some domestic love today. LOL! That tin is really cute.
Smiles!

andi said...

i LOVE the muffins! you are truly rockin in the kitchen! YOU have to come see me after fall break. Promise??????????????

Just Breathe said...

Very productive day. I love the muffin pan, how cute. I really, really love those dishes. I love pinecones! Those are adorable.
Also, I collect Jim Shore and I haven't seen that piece, it is adorable. I seem to be more into the mood for baking this year, I actually made a banana bread on Sunday. Go put your feet up girl!

Southern Lady said...

Oh, what pretty little muffins, Tonja! I love Banana Nut Bread, and seeing those little acorn muffins made my mouth water.

I may have to visit Williams-Sonoma and get one of those pans. Just think of all the acorn stuff we could make for Thanksgiving -- Acorn cornbread, Acorn rolls, Acorn Cranberry Sauce ... lol. Sorry, your "domesticity" is catching!

Kristen said...

I LOVE the acorn pan...the muffins are so cute! And my dishwasher doesn't dry the dishes either...

nancygrayce said...

O.K. I love those acorn dishes!!!! And of course the acorn banana bread is adorable! You did good today!

Musicaljean said...

What a wonderful day! Is it cool down there too, making you feel like staying indoors and cooking? It has gotten crazy cool up here this week. This evening when I shopped for a few things, I honestly thought gloves would have felt good. Ridiculous!

RosieJo said...

Love your acorn muffin pan, almost bought one today after I received the catalog in the mail. Might still do it! I do think your dishes are lovely, but they are decorated with pine cones.

Ang baylis said...

Those muffins are adorable! Yes, I'll take one, please!! I love days when I feel like baking. Doesn't happen often, but I love the way it makes our home feel cozy! You are such an inspiration!
All my love,
Angie xoxo

Dianne said...

Adorable muffin pan..and I'm impressed with your creativity! Good job!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Move over Betty Crocker, Tonja's in the house.

Love Being a Nonny said...

I've seen these adorable acorns on other blogs and I love them!!

I have a GREAT banana bread recipe if you ever want one. Though it is not as easy as a mix, it makes two loaves and is the best I have ever had!

Your guys really luck out when you go and get all domestic on them!

Jillian, Inc said...

Lordy mercy - lok what you did! Love those acorns!

Debbie said...

Hey Tonja, thanks for visiting. I love the fall season and that muffin pan is so adorable. I've never seen that one. Must find. Debbie