Do you ever find yourself at work, not even close to lunch hour, but starving even after having a well-balanced breakfast? This happens to me all the time. I always bring some kind of snack to work to hold me over until lunch. It’s usually some kind of granola bar, nut mix, or muffin.
My last trip to SoCal was very productive, in regards to being a foodie. I had so many delicious sweets and meals (yes, sweets come first!) that I didn’t get to try all that I wanted to when I was there. I guess I’m just lucky enough to even try these places. I shall go back and try something different when I have the chance.
I wanted to make these muffins for my first trip to Chicago for Thanksgiving, but I can’t take food on the airplane, so I just settled for having them for breakfast before my trip. I was half expecting them to taste really sweet, like the chocolate muffins you get at Costco. I was very wrong. It was a more subtle taste of chocolate and the surprise of chocolate chunks on the inside. I kind of wished I used more chocolate chunks, because the burst of chocolate is a wonderful thing.
Since it’s fall, and nothing says fall like pumpkins, I decided to make something out of pumpkins. I used to hate eating anything with pumpkin in it, just because the taste was so foreign to me. Then one holiday dinner, many years ago, I decided to give pumpkin pie another try. I had it with Cool Whip, and loved it. That just goes to show that you might like something that you used to hate.