Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sunshine Acres and Muffins

It is getting closer and closer to cooler days here in Arizona - we have had a very HOT long summer.  I could not wait any longer and made a pot of chili this week in honor of coming fall days

If you have read my blog you know that I worked for 12 years in a Christian children's home called Sunshine Acres.  Well, they are now on Face Book and have a video of the founder, the late Vera Dingman known fondly as Aunt Vera.

With cooler days ahead and in memory of my days at Sunshine Acres I want to repost a wonderful muffin recipe.

My Famous Muffins (repost)

When the Lord gave me my first son, Jason more than anything I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom.  Being a single woman I had to make a living for us though and the Lord made that possible by taking me to Sunshine Arcres Children's Home.  While there I adopted my second son, Anthony and two years later I met the man who would become my Precious Husband.

During my years at "The Acres" I would often invite some of the other single ladies and grandmas on the place over for coffee and muffins.  Today I am sharing a recipe that has been around for years but worth repeating here.  Grandma Merle was the grandmother of Judy Dingman who was the founders of "The Acres" daughter-in-law.  Are you still with me : )  Anyway, Grandma Merle would always say, "Oh boy, we get to go to Dorothy's for her famous muffins!"   Such special memories I have of all the people and especially the children of Sunshine Acres.

Dorothy's Famous Muffins
(Better known as 6 Week Muffins)

5 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups boiling water
2 cups All Bran Cereal
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter or margarine
4 eggs, beaten well
1 quart buttermilk
4 cups All Bran Cereal
2 cups raisins

Mix 2 cups All Bran with boiling water and set aside.  In large bowl with lid mix margarine and sugar and add eggs, beating well.  Combine dry ingredients and mix in.  Add buttermilk and the other 4 cups All Bran along with wet All Bran.  Mix well and stir in raisins.  Bake 20 minutes in greased muffin tins at 400’.  This mix keeps in the fridge for up to 6 weeks.  Make as many or as few at a time as you want to.

Try this recipe out and invite a neighbor that needs a lift.  In no time people will be talking about your "famous muffins" too. 

1 comment:

Krista said...

Thanks for sharing at Church Supper! Love seeing new faces. Have a blessed week, and I'll hope to see you again next Sunday!