It’s been a helluva week. I’m still getting over my flu/cold. I never knew it was possible to blow your nose countless countless times and go through 3 boxes of kleenex within a two week span. My youngest also got sick and my husband too. Ah, so it goes with flu season. And my poor little iPhone also had a horrible week. Madeline is now successfully potty trained *hooray* but while she was sick one day this week, she decided she would forget how to get up and go to the bathroom. She started crying for me, I picked her up and she proceeded to pee all over me.
A mother’s love.
I wasn’t grossed out at all but I had my iPhone in the front pocket of my hoodie sweatshirt. I think the case protected it so everything was as good as new after some antibacterial cleaning. Then, the very next day, my iPhone, still in the trusty front pocket of my hoodie sweatshirt (what I am always wearing around the house) I bent over near the toilet and the damn thing fell in!!!!
AHHHHHHHHH. . my iPhone.
I immediately picked it up, out of the toilet and was screaming. Don’t ask me why. My husband said “you need to let it dry out in a bag of dry, uncooked rice.” WTH? Surely, something he read on some website somewhere. Apparently it helps to drain the phone better. And then he said the words that no iPhone user ever wants to hear.
“You probably shouldn’t use or turn on your iPhone for at least 48 hours.”
“If there’s water in the phone, you don’t want to turn it on because it might short circuit. .” blah blah. . didn’t really hear anything after that. NOT USE MY IPHONE FOR 48 HOURS? Are you serious? Can I even do this?
Being the iPhone junkie that I am, I didn’t use it for a few hours, turned the thing on and it worked fine. Moral of the story? Never carry your iPhone in the front pocket of your hoodie near a toilet.
So, I absolutely had to end this week with something delightful. Something that would bring a smile to my face.
And something that involved powdered sugar.
I baked some glorious Lemon Blueberry muffins. And I used my new Silicone Baking Cups from The New York Baking Company.
These baking cups are fabulous! Super easy to use, provide even baking, BPA free, FDA approved, nonporous and stain proof silicone and best of all, easy to clean and dishwasher safe. If you don’t like buying paper liners, or want to cut back on buying paper liners and save some money, these reusable, silicone baking cups are a must.
These silicone baking cups peel off super easy. . and nothing sticks!
And if you’ve never tried lemon and blueberry together. . you are so missing out. This is one of the best flavor combinations ever. Hope you check out the recipe below. And if you’re interested in purchasing some Silicone Baking Cups from The New York Baking Company, click here to go directly to their Amazon page.
I hope you enjoyed!
Lemon Blueberry Muffins
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 heaping tablespoon grated lemon zest
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries; if frozen make sure they are thoroughly defrosted
- ½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
- ¾ cup granulated white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup milk
- confectioners’ sugar powdered sugar to dust on top (optional)
- Special equipment suggested: silicone baking cups and a *cookie dough scooper
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and place your oven rack in the center. Line your muffin tin with your silicone baking cups or butter or spray (with a non-stick cooking spray) the bottom and sides of each muffin tin cup.
- In a separate medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest.
- In the bowl of your electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter until softened (for about 1 minute). Add the sugar and continue to beat until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes). Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed and add in the vanilla extract.
- With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture (in three additions) and milk (in two additions) alternating, starting and ending with the flour. Mix only until combined. Gently fold in the blueberries by hand using a rubber spatula.
- *Scoop out the muffin batter and place into each baking cup and bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for about 5-10 minutes, remove from silicone baking cups, dust with some confectioners’ sugar and devour immediately.
Disclosure: The New York Baking Company provided me with a set of Silicone Baking Cups for review purposes. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.
Those look sooo good…I want some right now! I’ve been wanting to make muffins lately and these look perfect. Also, I feel for your iPhone with its potty mishaps! Hope it recovers, and that all of you recover soon! Miss you guys!!!
Awh, thank you!!! Everyone is starting to feel better. . Miss you guys too!
Allie | Baking a Moment says
I am so sorry you’ve had such a rough week! Oh, man, when it rains, it pours, right? At least your phone is ok. That happened to Mr. Allie- TWICE (!) and both times he lost the phone and all his data. On the bright side- your muffins look so delightful! I love the lemon + blueberry combo. So cheerful! Get well soon, Alice!
Thank you so much, Allie!!! oh my gawd. . at least we can sync everything to the Cloud right? thank goodness for that!
Bahahahaa! I can’t tell you how many phones I have dropped in the toilet! It’s amazing how resilient phones are…until they’re not 😉 Glad your iPhone is in working order, and hope your whole family feels better soon! These muffins are gooooorgeous and look so very addicting! The perfect recipe to bake this weekend and make my house smell like heaven!
Thank you so much, Julia!! and glad to hear I am not alone!! 🙂 I am dependent on my iPhone so much. . so bad!
I love lemon and blueberry together! And I go through muffin papers like crazy. I need to get some of those silicone cups!
You’re a trooper Alice. You keep everything together, (from my point of view,) so seamlessly. I had a bit of a cringe moment followed by a giggle. Love your story, I hope you’re feeling much better now. Love the muffins too, luckily blueberries are in season so I must get thee to the shops!
haha, thank you, Alice! cheers to you, friend!
Holly | Beyond Kimchee says
Lovely muffins! Actually I made lemon blueberry scones yesterday and thought lemon and blueberries go so well together. Thanks for posting this recipe. I love your plates, too. So beautiful with your muffins.
Thank you so much, Holly!!
What a week, Alice! Ughhh. I would totally be the one to drop my phone in a toilet, by the way. (It’s also perpetually covered in food.) So glad that you’re feeling better and that your iPhone made it through its trials safe and sound — and that you pulled out these SPECTACULAR muffins from all that! I was just thinking about how I want to jazz up my blueberry muffin recipe and these look like a perfect place to start. Here’s to more peaceful week ahead!
Thank you so much, Cynthia! Hope you have a wonderful week as well!
Nancy @ gottagetbaked says
Ugh, what a week for you, Alice! Most devastating part, of course, is the phone in the toilet. I would’ve screamed too! I’m always doing something stupid like keeping my phone in my pocket when I go to the bathroom and it always almost falls out. Reading your experience will make me keep the damn thing out of the bathroom, lol. I can relate to the illness – I’ve been totally wiped out due to the worst flu I’ve had in years. Was bedridden all last week, horrible cough, a throat that feels like it’s on fire, and bad sleep. Turns out my throat, sinuses and even eyes are all infected. Best part, Tony’s feeling super sick now too. Sigh. At least I can gaze upon your yummy, sunny muffins and these beautiful bird plates to make myself feel a bit better! I hope that you ‘n the family have all recovered fully!
Hi Nancy!!! yes, we are all better. . I just still have a little congestion but something tells me it might be here for a while. . oh my gawd! I hear the flu this year has been bad and wiping everyone out. . hope you and Tony get better soon!!!
The Sketched Chef says
What a week !
The muffins looks absolutely perfect, thank you for sharing this recipe.
thank you so much! Cheers!
Sarah O. says
These muffins look really tasty! And I totally sympathize. My first cell phone ever died a horrible death in a toilet. It was a dark, dark day.
Thank you so much! I feel your pain. . thank goodness we were able to save my phone! 😛
Oh no! What a week! I hope you’re starting to feel back to normal and your phone is staying dry, and far away from pee and toilets! Gah! Yes the rice trick works, you’re the 5th person to confirm it for me 😉
These muffins surely are the perfect antidote to a trying week!
I love blueberry muffins and make them all the time, especially when the blueberries are in season! I could eat a couple of these right now! 🙂
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