I'd love to think that the excitement of special outings and trips or the varied events I'd planned, organised and prepared for my children over the years would have produced a rich tapestry of childhood and family memories.
Haha..no... in fact, I often have to remind my children of things we did when they were young. But they'll remember, in vivid detail, the small moments that seemed insignificant at the time... things like, sock wars or washing the car. (Can you believe it?)
It was like that with the muffins. I started cooking a batch of muffins each week for my grandkids.
It wasn't a big deal. Muffins are easy to make. I know they love them. I realise that families are busy and it was just a little thing I could do to help out. If I had time, I'd package them up in a nice box or paper bag and add a label and drop them in on Monday morning for breakfast. I prepared another box and popped it in the freezer for my other grandkids who live farther afield.
But it wasn't long before they were requesting their own particular favourite muffin: apple crumble, raspberry & white chocolate, blueberry, lemon and poppy seed...
Monday mornings very quickly became 'Muffin Mondays.'
And then, I got a phone call from one of my grandsons. He was pretty upset. It was Saturday. But he said he'd woken up excitedly to see what muffins I'd made.. only to discover that Muffin Monday was still 2 days away.
Yes, the best moments in life very often are the simplest!
So... if you'd like to make some 'muffin magic' for your own kids or grandkids you'll find plenty of recipes on my muffin Pinterest board. You can find it below. And actually, when you're really busy, the packet mixes are pretty good, too.
I've also created a simple homemade bakery label that you might like to download, print. Attach to a paper bag and pop in your muffins for a special gift. You'll find the file below.
You might also be interested in:
I've decided to accept the 31Day blogging challenge with my own focus for the month: falling in love with small moments.