This was a pretty eventful weekend. First and foremost, I tried a new muffin recipe. Michael’s two zucchini plants are starting to go crazy, and we are becoming increasingly overrun with said vegetables. As a result, I have been scouring the internet for different zucchini bread and/or muffin recipes to test out.
The first batch came out pretty well—I found it on Simply Recipes. They were, as the site’s name would suggest, incredibly simple to make. Here’s the recipe:
- 3 cups grated fresh zucchini
- 2/3 cup melted unsalted butter (I just used 1 stick)
- 1 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- Pinch salt
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup walnuts (optional—didn’t use)
- 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries (optional—didn’t use)
The muffins are moist and sweet…maybe even a little too sweet. For the next round of muffins, I think I’ll try to find a healthier recipe that uses less butter and sugar.
The other thing I did this weekend was take a trip out to Yankee Stadium to see this dude, Paul McCartney, kick off his “On the Run” tour. I think he’s relatively new to the music business, but he was pretty good nonetheless.
In all seriousness, that was probably the best concert I will ever see. Aside from the simple fact that it’s Paul, he totally killed it. All of the songs were great, but the best performance was, hands-down, Live and Let Die. Paul may be 69 years old, but he still rocks pretty hard. My other favorite part of the night was when he played I Will, probably my favorite Beatles song. He also played The Night Before, which was only the second time the song has ever been performed live (I think Friday night was the first).
A quick note on the new Yankee Stadium: I was not impressed. From everything I’d heard after it was built, I expected it to be very beautiful and palatial. Once I was there, I found it stark and impersonal. Now, I’m no stadium aficionado by any means, but I think Citi Field is way nicer. But that is neither here nor there.
Anyway, it was a great weekend, thanks to equal parts Paul and muffins.Advertisements