Saturday, September 6, 2008

Every Office Has One...

...a completely insane, verging on the point of schizophrenic, definitely bi-polar, employee. My office's insane person just happens to be one of my supervisors. FUN! Without going into gruesome detail (lest she come upon my blog and decide to track me down, gut me and take on my identity) I will just say after a particularly harrowing experience with her in which she made me and my direct supervisor both cry (what a way to come back to work after an awesome trip to Boston!) that I almost quit. However, rather than quitting and letting Crazy get the best of me, I decided to fall back on the age old therapeutic process of baking. Here's the recipe I came up with--a little sweet, a little tart, just what I needed to survive the rest of the work week.

Raving Mad Rhubarb Muffins
1/3 cup honey
1 cup softened butter
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cup flour (for one of those cups I used whole wheat flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
2 cups chopped fresh rhubarb
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 cup oatmeal

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda in large bowl. In another bowl combine butter, sugar, honey, salt, vanilla, and cinnamon until well mixed. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Mix lightly. Add the sour cream and stir until thoroughly incorporated. Add milk as necessary to bring the mixture to a cake batter consistency. Fold in chopped rhubarb and oatmeal (add nuts if you like). Pour into a well greased and floured muffin pan (or use muffin tins) and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

1 comment:

sara said...

i am so glad you have been blogging again. i;m sorry i scared you about that asian. it really did happen though, you can u-tube it! i think your doing a wonderful job, and i really love reading your blogs. its nice to hear your voice through the blogs. your sounding mpore like you. i always know you okay or at least optimistic, or perhaps just curious when your writting.