Life Without Butter

10 Mar

In addition to tweaking my sermon, sitting on the sun-drenched deck, and finishing a novel I’ve been reading in snatches all week, I spent part of my Saturday baking healthy muffins. The muffins are for the “light breakfast” served at the Just Eating class on Sunday morning. As I said, they’re healthy, but like some things healthy(not all things, of course), they were a little disappointing. Which brings me to the question, is it really possible to bake without butter? The muffin ingredients sound wonderful and make one feel positively righteous about healthy eating – chopped apples, shredded carrots, brown sugar, whole grain flour, flax seed, stone cut oatmeal. Yet they are not quite what one wants when one chooses a muffin. Perhaps its not just my sermon that needs tweaking. The muffins could use a little help also.

If you haven’t been attending the Just Eating class at Zion, you might want to consider joining in. We start at 8:45 Sunday mornings (muffins and coffee at 8:30). It is a stimulating, interesting class—a good Lenten reflection and opportunity to get to know some new people. And, you can give me your opinion of the muffins.

See you in Sunday School!



Posted by on March 10, 2012 in Uncategorized


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3 responses to “Life Without Butter

  1. Gail Lawlor

    March 11, 2012 at 12:26 am

    chocolate chips might help.

  2. Cindy Johnson

    March 11, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Butter is God’s idea if good eats. God was sending the Hebrews to the land if milk (prime butter ingredient) and honey. Both would help your muffins….just sayin’

  3. John

    March 20, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Butter is good. I’m trying to get used to eating less of it. The muffins on Sunday were really quite fine, and they fit well into into the spirit of “Just Eating.” It is helpful to have a bite to eat at about 8:30 as often a breakfast before leaving home is difficult. And there is the communal nature of sharing and enjoying the muffins together.


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