There’s no special backstory to these muffins or this recipe. I made them for two specific reasons: 1) Yesterday was my friend/co-worker Andrea’s birthday, and I know she likes breakfast treats; 2) I really wanted to use the adorable Christmas paper liners that were a definite impulse buy. It’s reason enough for making these muffins, though!
Y’all, I can’t believe I’ve been so lazy the past six–er, seven–months. I’m truly sorry. A lot has happened since the middle of May. My brother and Sara got married in New York, over which was perhaps one of the most fun weekends of my life. New friends; new roommate. A lovely weekend with my Sarahs in North Carolina. Bridal showers; bachelorette parties. A terrible football season following many hopeful months. (Really? We’re still not bowl-eligible?) A hilarious and unforgettable weekend in Boise with Richard. My best friend’s wedding. Lots and lots of good music, including a fantastic music festival. An ambulance ride. My sister’s extended stay in Seattle. A season of rec-league kickball. (You read that correctly–yes, kickball.) Visits from family and good friends. Three whole seasons, although summer was so short it almost doesn’t count.
If there is a food that fully encapsulates the second semester of my sophomore year at Georgia, it is a scone. More specifically, a chocolate chip scone from Jittery Joe’s.
My good friend Kirsten and I had two back-to-back classes together every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; one class was in lower PJ (I never thought the day would come where I had to hesitate to recall the name of that room), and the second was in the SLC. So we’d walk from PJ to the SLC, and well, well, well…what do you know, but we just happened to walk past the Jittery Joe’s in the SLC. Might as well get some refreshments before advertising class! Hmm, a mocha Frosty Joe and a chocolate chip scone sure would hit the spot.