Unemployed life is surprisingly busy. I feel like I have less time now than I had while I was employed. Dealing with insurance issues, the unemployment department, running errands, applying for jobs, fixing my car, interviewing, faxing, mailing, printing, copying… I am exhausted. Maybe this would be a good time to take a vacation. Any cheap deals out there? Ha!
One thing that unemployed life has given me is a chance to really dig into recipes that I haven’t touched in awhile. I hardly bake but I was craving blueberry muffins, so I made them. As you may have noticed, I have a soft spot for lemon and blueberry. I realized that all of these years I had been baking blueberry muffins without any hint of lemon in them. It was time for a change.
I love the freshness the lemon adds to these. The muffins themselves are airy and moist too. This is my favorite base muffin recipe to use. The key is to not over mix the batter. Little chunks of flour are okay. That’s how you get all of those fluffy bubbles in your baked muffin. If your muffins end up too dense, it’s because you over mixed the batter.