Monday, April 29, 2013

Mini muffin Monday, part II

Today I decided to improvise what I will call Fiesta Dinner Mini Muffins. Here is the recipe:

1 bag Mahatma saffron rice (or plain rice is fine), cooked ahead & cooled. I then used one cup of this.

1 can black beans, drained (I had pre-cooked that I used, but I'm assuming one can would be about the equivalent)

2 tbs canned green chilies

1 egg

1/3 cup shredded cheese

1/2 bag frozen chopped spinach (about 1/2 cup when cooked), boiled enough to warm up

Combine all & bake in mini muffin pan about 20 minutes at 350. I find these come out better when you fill the muffin tins only about 3/4 full (otherwise they tend to fall apart). I also would probably use non-stick spray a second time around.

I also didn't use any seasoning because of the very spicy & salty beans and rice. But if I used plain beans & rice I would probably use garlic salt, pepper, and maybe 1/4 tsp cumin.

B ate three of them as well as a handful of cooked carrots (I want to make sure he knows not all food comes in muffin form). It's also Day 3 of plunking him in front of the TV so I can sleep until 8 AM. Is this just a fluke or is this, like, a thing...? Kind of afraid to jinx it, honestly.

Today B took off his pants and threw them over the side of his playpen. Is that a statement?


  1. I gotta try some of these muffins of yours, they sound really good!

    I want to know how you got Bumpus to like the playpen so much. Jordyn cries when I put her in hers, and I sometimes NEED her to be in it, if only for 5 or 10 minutes (like, so I can put the laundry in the dryer or whatever). Any tips?!

    1. Oh boy, I think I may have lucked out with a kid that just happens to like the playpen. But I can tell you what I do - it's full of toys, A. I also keep it near the TV (bad, I know, but it helps me sleep in the mornings). He often protests when I first put him in it, but he always settles down ( particularly if I leave the room). I couldn't exist without this playpen, honestly - if he didn't like it he'd just have to learn to deal!