Flying a Kite + Blueberry Muffins

Good Eats (Camaraderie)

The Good Eats cookbook continues to impress us from week to week. For this evening, we decided to go with the Good Eats Blueberry Muffins. Our usual recipe for blueberry muffins comes from a bag where we sleepily add water at 6:30am. However, these were on another level! There are a few culinary details we have learned since working through this cookbook and one of the most important techniques is how lemon and orange zest can change everything! From making Blackberry Grunt, Strawberry Pudding, and now to the Blueberry Muffins…zest is a flavor game changer.

We had a great time preparing this meal together. Things have still been a little chaotic with the two kids now but I think we survived the first seven weeks in man to man defense by having some good at-home date nights. Our first babysitter date night is next week!

Dry Team for Good Eats Blueberry Muffins

Wet Team for Good Eats Blueberry Muffins

Dry & Wet Team for Good Eats Blueberry Muffins

Combined Ingredients for Good Eats Blueberry Muffins

Pre-Baked Good Eats Blueberry Muffins

Good Eats Blueberry Muffins

Good Plan (Initiative)

Spring is (sort-of) in the air. By Spring, we mean 65 and sunny one day and snowing the next. Midwest weather is surprising. However, we did have a sunny day for this date night and we decided to take a trip to our youth and fly a kite. Not quite windy enough just yet to get the kite nice and high but we did have a great time together. Blueberry Muffins and Kite Flying might not seem like the most romantic evening together but it led to sweet time together build and cultivate depth.

Flying a Kite Date Night

Good Conversation (Depth)

Is there any conflict between us that you’re trying to hold close? Another way of saying, is there any conflict that we’re not talking about because we’re not mentioning it?