I own two muffin tins--a rather beat-up, normal-sized 12 cup one and a 24 cup mini-muffin pan. For the most part, recipes for muffins make 12 normal-sized muffins. Every now and then I come across one that doesn't, and I remind myself I need another muffin pan. (And of course promptly forget about it until I make a larger recipe again.) ;o)
And then I discovered the whole "Muffin Tin Monday" concept. I made it my goal to locate some cheap 6 cup muffin pans. Not that this was the driving force behind my day or anything, but if I happened to be at a store, I would check the baking aisle. Discovery #1--they don't seem to sell normal-sized 6 cup ones--unless they were those fancy-schmancy new silicon ones for $10 each. Discovery #2--it seemed it would be cheaper to get a 12 cup one. But I didn't want 12, I wanted 6--the thought of trying to fill 12 cups with creative food . . . Well, that seemed like A LOT of work. I really couldn't justify spending a total of $40 on the silicon ones either. For that I could get a whole set of four place-servings, you know?
Well, today we were at Ko.hl's, using our cool little discount on some stuff. We were in the kitchen wares, Josh contemplating a grill set that had been marked 50% off--otherwise I am usually not over in their kitchen area. He asked if there was anything on the other side of the clearance rack I needed, and wouldn't you know, there was a stack of muffin pans--the six cup jumbo ones. And there were four of them. They were clearanced out at $6 and some cents--plus I had 30% off to use--bringing them down to $4 and some odd cents a piece.
Can you believe it? I was beginning to think I would slowly purchase my pans over an extended period of time until I had the amount I needed to do this fun meal with my kids. Isn't it strange the things God works out for us? I'm always amazed--to think He would answer a silly wish, something I deemed too silly to even commit to prayer. I am humbled again, makes me wish I had prayed about it and gotten to see the answer come to fruition.
So, I have my pans. ;o) Now, to get creative in the meal department. Stay tuned . . .
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