It’s Sunday Movie Night, so my hubby is waiting patiently for me to finish blogging and come join him on the couch. We’re watching 500 Days of Summer tonight. (Have you seen it?)
I’m really lovin’ our new Sunday night tradition of getting into our sweats and watching a movie together. I actually started looking forward to it this morning! It definitely makes easing back into the work week a little bit easier.
For dinner, Mal and I whipped up a garlicky shrimp dish with roasted brussels sprouts and couscous. Mal cooked the shrimp and couscous while I tossed the brussels sprouts in garlic oil and popped them into the oven to roast. When the brussels sprouts were finished cooking, we mixed everything together. Dinner was on the table in no time!
I added some romaine lettuce to give my portion some more “volume.”
Mal also munched on some Ruffles before dinner. He guessed that he ate 2-3 servings.
As always, I wanted something sweet after dinner.
I try not to keep too many goodies in the house because I usually end up chowing them, so the treats were limited this evening. But, then, some packets of apple-cinnamon instant oatmeal caught my attention.
I love pretty much all oatmeal, but apple-cinnamon is just not my favorite. These packets have been sitting in the pantry for months and months now.
I used the packets of instant oatmeal to create a really yummy apple cinnamon muffin. Mal even liked them– and, he’s really picky about my baked goods. He always thinks they taste too healthy. I guess these muffins past the “too healthy” taste test!
Easy Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Makes 12 mini muffins
- 5 packets of apple-cinnamon instant oatmeal
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- Preheat oven to 350*F
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl
- Coat a mini muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray
- Pour batter into muffin cups
- Bake for 15-20 minutes
- Allow to cool and enjoy!
I bet this recipe would work well with other instant oatmeal flavors too. I can’t wait to try maple-brown sugar with some walnuts and raisins. Doesn’t that sound good!?