Banana Bran Muffins

Posted on June 14th, 2012 in Stories


I’m only good at two things in life: writing stories and feeding people.



When I went to go see Mrs. McGill a month or so ago, she encouraged me to start painting.  So I took up a class at the local community center.


And fell in love.


While my work is not going to win any awards or make me rich, I love it.  It makes me feel giddy and free.


So when I went to see Mrs. McGill yesterday, I made these muffins to thank her.



To thank her for teaching me the importance of following what I love and what brings me joy.



Food is love.


Recipe here! 


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27 Responses to “Banana Bran Muffins”

  1. Lady Fi Says:

    Those look delicious!

  2. Joanne Says:

    The two things you’re good at are the BEST THINGS! Love these!

  3. Faith Says:

    Aww, she sounds so sweet!

  4. Channon Says:

    You’re good at a lot of other things. You’re a wonderful friend, dog-ma, wife, daughter, sister, blogger, happiness-generator…

  5. Scraps Says:

    There is something indescribable in smooshing paint around on a canvas. Good for you for getting out there are trying stuff and just accepting that it’s fun, and that’s all it has to be!

  6. Life with Kaishon Says:

    They look so delicious! : ) I know your teacher was thrilled to pieces because of your thoughtfulness!

  7. Marge Says:

    What a nice way to thank her and what a nice revelation that came from her simple suggestion!

    Make it a great day!

    Momma Marge

  8. Tina L. Hook Says:

    I’m such a believer in cultivating joy, even if it feels separate from our work or our main creative endeavors. Kudos.

  9. Sue Says:

    yummy muffins :)

  10. Jaime Says:

    what a sweet post! I love a good banana bread/muffin

  11. Natasha Says:

    You’re right. Food is love and banana muffins are the ultimate!

  12. Marjie Says:

    I took rolls to my dentist. I feed people, too. They always seem happy.

  13. Couture Carrie Says:

    I love to paint!


  14. Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook Says:

    So sweet! You are great at a lot more than two things! Way more :)

  15. Sophie Says:

    That’s so sweet of you! She must have been so thankful & must have loved your tasty muffins! I do!

    Have fun painting all things of beauty!

  16. Tricia @ Saving room for dessert Says:

    You are so beautiful! And so are these muffins. What a lovely thought to thanks those who bring us joy!~

  17. Mesina Says:

    Oh they look amazing!! So do you! Great photo and what a lovely gesture to thank her, I’m sure she loved that. Following your passion is great advice – enjoy your painting!

  18. Amanda Says:

    So glad that you found something else that you love! I feel like painting is so freeing and relaxing :)

  19. Pam Says:

    Good for you! It sounds like Mrs. McGill is a great lady. The muffins look fabulous.

  20. Words Of Deliciousness Says:

    The muffins look wonderful. Mrs. McGill is a lucky lady. Painting is a lot of fun, I glad that you are enjoying it.

  21. Nicole Says:

    Love your hair!!

  22. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella Says:

    Oh Duckie aren’t you sweet! And will you share your painting with us? :)

  23. amy @ fearless homemaker Says:

    how fun that you’ve started painting! i bet you’re better than two things, though – i can just tell that you’re awesome at many, many things. =) and these muffins? look awesome! i’ll take a dozen to go, please! =)

  24. Frugal in WV Says:

    Yum, love the bran muffins! I paint also, it’s a great way to relieve stress!

  25. Reeni Says:

    The muffins look delish! My Mom paints! Are you going to show us some of your creations?

  26. heatherlyn Says:

    I am quite sure that you are good at more things than writing and baking, like smiling for example, you are wonderful at smiling! :) I’m so glad you are learning to paint. What a superb medium of expression and creativity. I bet it suits you perfectly. :)

  27. Sorta Southern Single Mom Says:

    Food is love and anytime you can make it semi-healthy, it’s even better!

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