Last night I decided to make homemade, from scratch, blueberry muffins. I stumbled upon a website that had tons of muffin recipes ( http://www.muffinrecipes.net/ ). I really wanted to try hawaiian, honey rhubarb, or irish coffee, to name a couple, but I didn't happen to have those ingredients in the cupboard. But, I did have frozen blueberries in the freezer! I decided to give it a go. It made a little more than I thought it would, although super super easy! (& tasty, except I altered it a little.)
About the third tray of muffins going into the oven, Sammy was getting jealous of the attention loss. He came into the kitchen and whined a little. Then paced in front of the kitchen entrance. Then in a circle around me in the kitchen. I tried giving him a peanut butter treat, just so I could finish. Not only did he stick up his nose to a peanut butter filled bone, but walked right up to me and let out the loudest single bark of his life! I was almost done, in fact at that time, I was filling up the last pan full of muffin mix. I decided he just needed to see what I was doing.
This was probably not the smartest plan I have come up with, but I let him get up on the counter (the one all by itself, a sink between it and ANY cookware or food!) & let him watch. At first he was terrified (I think he is afraid of heights, but who could blame him, he is a foot tall, and not a good jumper!) but then kinda got into his height! It was probably like a whole new world for him! But when it was done, boy was he happy to be back on the ground.
From now on though, I think I will tell the story that he was reading me the recipe! Tell everyone I show the pictures to that Sammy is such a good little helper! Haha.