Did everyone have a good long weekend? Mine was a bit of a whirlwind!
Thursday night I was pulling clean clothes from one suitcase to another while I baked muffins for my grandma and the fam.
My grandma and aunt love blueberry muffins so I made up a recipe featuring the most delicious Canadian blubes ever ever. I think I ate 1/2 a pint while baking.
Cinnamon Crunch Blueberry Muffins
3 cups WW flour
1 cup sugar/sweetener or 2/3 cup agave
2 TSP baking powder
2/3 cup apple sauce
2 cups of berries
1/2 cup milk (I used almond milk)
1 TBSP Vanilla
1 TBSP Cinnamon
Sift and mix the flour, sugar and baking powder.
Add the applesauce, milk, vanilla and eggs and combine. Add the blueberries once everything is combined.
Spoon into lined muffin tins and top with Cinnamon Crunch topping.
Cinnamon Crunch Topping
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 TBSP cinnamon
4 TBSP oil
Combine all ingredients and spoon over top of uncooked muffins.
Bake for 15-20 minutes in a 400* oven. Makes 24 muffins.
It was 9:30 when these came out of the oven and I wasted no time sampling two as my dinner.
Berry berry good!
The rest of the weekend was a bit of a blur between playing 3 provincial softball games and travelling to Ottawa and Montreal.
I made it to Ottawa in time for tea with an old friend!
Picked my aunt up from Ottawa U and had dinner at Red Lobster.
It’s hard to find anything not soaked in butter at Red Lobster so I was impressed to discover a new dish, Tilapia & Shrimp in a spicy soy broth.
I ate the shrimp and veggies (minus the tomatoes) plus 3/4 of the fish and a few bites of rice.
I also totes indulged in a cheddar biscuit. So bad yet so good.
Afterwards we caravanned to Montreal and I had someone super special along for the ride, my original road trip partner, my grandma! We used to road trip between Toronto and Ottawa together all the time when I was little!
On the way to Quebec we rocked some tunes, chatted about when I was little and reminisced about her amazing cooking/baking skills. I also made her car dance and she made me stop for ice cream sundaes (I didn’t have any). My grandma and I are pretty close so I’m glad we got to spend some one-on-one time together.
In Montreal we were greeted with one of my favorite foods, le pizza!
See that little nub in the middle? Apparently that’s what traditional Greek pizza places do. No one could tell me why. I didn’t waste to long wondering, there was pizza to eat!
I had a slice of each and it was delicious!
Brekkie the next morning.
This was much bigger than my usual breakfast but that day was my Uncle Georges 1 year memorial and we wouldn’t be eating again until mid-afternoon.
I ate breakfast surrounded by Halloween candy. I was insane.
Eventually I gave in and had a Reece’s PB cup before we left for church.
The fam turned the camera on me to capture my treat on camera. So here you go…
and this is what I think of having so much chocolate around…
After church it was time for the memorial lunch.
Salad bar – the feta, olives and shrimps were yummo. The rest was okay.
Lunch – I ate 1/3 of the chicken, 1 potato piece and a few nibbles of the veggies and rice.
Shockingly I found room for dessert! Some type of tiramisu cake, pretty good!
I also had some coffee which is pretty unusual for me, it went something like this…
Aunt 1: “When did you start drinking coffee?”
Me: “When Aunt 2 started bringing baileys to the restaurant”
Other treats from this weekend…
Home made Indonesian cheesy crackers. Melt in your mouth delicious!
Homegrown tomato’s from my aunts neighbour. OMG SO GOOD! Hands down the best tomato’s I’ve had all summer!
Fresh bread from the memorial.
The perfect meal to end the long weekend.
Today is actually the one year anniversary of my uncle’s passing, we miss you Uncle George!