For a variety of reasons, this week was declared Use It Up week in our house. It's only Wednesday but I have to say we have already used up so, so, so many things~ my Target list is growing by the minute. While I'm dreading my next Target trip, it feels so good to be using things up. Emptying things out. Clearing out the old. But (there's always a but isn't there?) there's a downside to this self declared Use It Up week~ we're using things up! Translation? We're quickly running out of food!
Today alone I used up two jars of spaghetti sauce, a box of english muffins, 4 almost gone packages of shredded cheese, all but 4 tablespoons of the butter, a jar of peanut butter plus leftover taco fixings from last night were made into a salad for tonight's dinner, and a bottle of coffee creamer was drained when I had my afternoon coffee. Honestly? I'm starting to panic. I mean it's only Wednesday! What in the world are we going to eat the rest of the week???
As luck would have it, during my biggest moment of panic this afternoon, I found a recipe to try that uses ingredients we still have on hand. (Mormons to the rescue!) It will empty out our box of Bisquick and just about polish off a jar of applesauce, leaving us with even less in our cupboards (and more to add to my Target list!) but we'll have 24 muffins to fill our bellies with at breakfast tomorrow! And they sound pretty good, so there has to be something to be said for that I guess, right?!
2 cups Bisquick
1/2 cup sugar, divided
2 tsp. cinnamon, divided
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
Combine Bisquick, 1/4 cup sugar and one teaspoon cinnamon in a large mixing bowl; set aside. In a separate bowl, mix applesauce, milk, egg and oil and then pour into dry ingredients. Beat vigorously for 30 seconds. Line 24 muffin tin with paper muffin cups. Fill 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes. Cool in pan for several minutes. Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Dip each muffin in melted butter and then in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Makes 24.