(originally 8/27/10)
Here's a scripture for today: Malachi 3:10 “Bring ye all the
tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

Have you, like me, received so much that it’s hard to fit anything else into your house, budget, or calendar?  It occurred to me that, like Elder Oaks’ talk, “ Good, Better, Best “, that in order to prepare with what’s MOST important, I need to inventory, evaluate, organize, and voluntarily pass on what is not ‘Best’.  This makes a house of order and frees up more space, money, and time with which the Lord can bless me with what will do the most good. To become more self-reliant and prepare for life’s adversities.  Also see D&C 109:8-9.

Yes, it takes work.  But work is good.  Work is what God does.

Now, here’s a recipe put together by Laura Smith.  The column on the left gives you the basic ingredients, the column on the right gives you more information about them (or substitutions for them), and below tells you how to make variations.  If you want plain muffins, and you have all the regular ingredients, just use the left column and ignore the rest.  If you have some raspberries that have gone soft, and a raspberry-chocolate muffin sounds like exactly what you'd like to munch on, you will be able to make it!   This batter is also good cooked in a loaf pan, you’ll just need to cook it longer.   For instance, make the basic recipe using  mashed bananas….  and there’s banana bread for you.  I highly recommend you print this out- maybe tape it to the inside of your cupboard.  The 'Anything-Goes' Muffin recipe
 (Google Doc)