Grilled and Chilled

I’m happy to say my baking project turned out delicious!


After seeing these muffins on a few blogs, I decided I needed to make them while I had blueberries and chia seeds on hand.

I took Nicole’s  version of the recipe and made a few changes based on what I had:

  • I used 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour and 1/2 cup oat flour too add a bit more sweetness to the batter
  • I used vanilla sugar AND added some of my Honduran vanilla  :)
  • I somehow got 13 muffins out of the batter – hooray for a baker’s dozen
  • I used almond milk in the batter

Yum! I’m excited to eat more of these this week, and I like knowing that they’re good for me at the same time.

Lots of laundry happened, and I also took a quick nap on the couch that involved a bit of drool – guess I was sleeping harder than I thought I would!

It was pouring most of the morning, but it finally cleared up so we could make our planned dinner: Beer Butt Chicken!

You just take a whole chicken, season the skin, and take a beer can that’s about 3/4 full and put it inside the chicken so that it stands up. We always grill ours, but you could also do this in the oven, as well. The beer evaporates into the chicken, which keeps it extremely moist and gives it a great flavor.

Nick wasn’t feeling very well when we ate and didn’t want anything other than chicken and corn, so I just heated up one of these single serving broccoli & cheese containers I got with a coupon yesterday. It was pretty good, but I would add more broccoli next time  :)


I got some bicolor corn at the farmer’s market yesterday, so we cooked that up to have with the chicken. This corn was SO sweet! I love the bicolor corn – it’s always super sweet and it’s just pretty.


I think Nick is feeling a bit better and I’m hoping my stomach craziness doesn’t get any worse.

I’ve got one more load of laundry to fold and I think we’re all caught up from our trip.

In trip recap news – I’m still working on getting through my 500 + pictures, so I’m hoping to have some recap posts up sometime this week. I’ve also just got a bunch of stuff on my mind from this trip that I’m sure will come out sooner or later. I’m just working on finding the right words, which is proving harder than I thought.

is tomorrow really Monday already? How was your weekend?


  1. Yummy muffins! That recipe looks great. Maybe I should make some for greek yogurt parfaits :)

    I can’t believe tomorrow is monday, either. The weekend just flew by!

  2. I hear that chicken is really good. And I might have to try those muffins and try not to eat them all even if they are healthy :-)

  3. That’s so funny you made the beer can chicken….I’m planning on making it this week! I’ve never made it before, but it looks pretty good…

  4. mmm i love corn! looking forward to the pics!

  5. Glad the muffins turned out!!

    Your dinner looks great!

  6. love me some corn on the cob! Delicious!

  7. Summer & Corn = Perfection

  8. Glad your baking project turned out–they look delish!

  9. What a cool idea! I don’t eat meat, but I have to cook it quite often. And I’d have no problem disposing of the 1/4 of the can of beer, haha.

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