Exhibit A: Irrational Obsession

Remember how I asked if pregnancy makes you crazy? I'm glad so many other people understand where I'm coming from; for the record, PMS tends to do the same thing to me too. I generally have a few days each month where I cry over everything and get frustrated easily by little things. Like some of my irrational obsessions that take hold of me now and then.

This morning I headed over to Target to get a few things that we need. Yesterday I found a coupon online to try new gingerbread Pop Tarts. I'm not usually a big fan of Pop Tarts, but I love gingerbread and though they'd be a fun treat. Sadly, Target had no gingerbread ones anywhere. I ended up in a bad mood because they were also clean out of several other things that I had planned on buying. I really hate it when I go to a store and they don't have what I'm looking for in stock. It's been happening way too much to me lately. Even though I had Little Dude with me I decided to go to Walgreens since I needed some iron supplements and wanted a broader selection. They did have some iron supplements that promise to be gentle on the tummy (we'll see), but no Pop Tarts either. By this point all I could think about was gingerbread and Pop Tarts. So I decided to push the limit with Little Dude and take him to Smiths. Alas, no gingerbread Pop Tarts either. I talked myself out of buying gingerbread cookies by remembering my tasty gingerbread muffin recipe and so came home to make some muffins instead. I started crying a little when I opened the cupboard and realized that I didn't have very much molasses left. Thankfully it was enough for half a batch of muffins; instead of half an egg I just used the white and they were acceptable. Since I have now used the word 'gingerbread' about a million times in this post I will give you the recipe:

Gingerbread Mini Muffins

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup molasses
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cloves
2 tsps. grated lemon peel (optional)
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sour cream

Beat butter and sugars together until fluffy. Add molasses and egg and beat just until combined. Mix together flour and spices; mix half the flour into dough, then sour cream, then remaining flour mixture. Pour into mini muffin pans and bake at 375 for about 12-14 minutes.

These are great plain, but if you want to make them fancy you can either drizzle with a little cream cheese frosting or serve them with orange marmalade or lemon curd.


kadusey said…
Those sound tasty, though my own personal obsession at the moment is with pumpkin desserts. I started crying last night because we didn't have any chocolate chips and so I couldn't make the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies I was craving. Needless to say, after a trip to the grocery store today, we now have chocolate chips (and there is currently a pumpkin coffee cake in the oven to tide me over until I feel up to making the cookies).

I'm adding the gingerbread muffins to my "food to make" list. Yummy.
Kristeee said…
This sounds yummy. And I totally understand crying over not having what you were hoping for - it's a hormone thing. I just about cried the other night when I found I didn't have the big marshmallows to make s'mores in my fireplace. :)
Desmama said…
I cried the other night too and I don't even remember why, but I am having my period for the first time in like almost two years (pregnancy, nursing baby, you know the drill). Gah!

If I find gingerbread PopTarts, I am totally sending them to you because after that wild goose chase, you deserve them.

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