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i love winter time in LA.  80 degrees one day, and howling 30 mile an hour winds the next.  the beach was stunning yesterday morning… carnage everywhere on the streets from the wind, but the beach was deserted and desolate (with just a hint of Lawrence of Arabia).  


there has been a lot of baking going on in this house lately… pregnancy seems to be the culprit.  so i dug up my Auntie Barbara’s Meal in a Muffin recipe, it definitely hit the spot!  savory, cheesy, bacon-y goodness all wrapped into one.  i decided to make them for a little Valentine’s Day breakfast treat (i cut hearts out of the bacon strips) and it just so happens to be Aunt Barabara’s Birthday (rest her soul).  just brings a smile to my face thinking how happy it would make her to know our baby is craving these already.  Happy Birthday Barbara and Happy Valentine’s Day everybody.  

Brekkie Muffins

¼ cup butter

½ cup green onion thinly sliced

1 clove garlic, minced 

2 cups flour

1 Tbls. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

½ tsp coarsely grown black pepper

1 cup milk

2 eggs

1 cup (4 oz.) diced cooked bacon or ham

½ cup diced cheddar cheese

● preheat oven to 375° and generously grease or line muffin cups.  

● in a large skillet melt butter and add onion and garlic.  cook until onion is translucent. in a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and pepper.  Sift the flour if you’re feeling fancy.

● in a small bowl whisk together eggs and milk.  add milk mixture, onion with drippings, bacon and cheese to the flour mixture. stir until just moistened.

● spoon into muffin cups (fills about 9 cups nicely)

● bake for 15-20 minutes.