Thursday, June 12, 2008
A Word By Any Other Name
Would do much better than "muffin."
There are words I adore – "eclectic," "bling," "eBay," "Corvette Stingray," and "do you want wine with that?", to name just a few.
But muffin? I hate even thinking the word. It's just never up to any good. Consider: "Muffin Top." Which is what you get when you are over 30 and the only exercise in which you indulge involves a slo-mo trudge back and forth to the refrigerator for your fifth hit of Ben and Jerry's that evening alone, and you're doing it, not in your bathrobe or some such other cover up, but in one of those candy apple pink belly cropped tops that's two sizes way too small but who cares, it was on sale. At Hollister. Yew.
However, being as I also bake, there is no way to fully escape the dreaded M-Word when I get a hankering for something other than cupcake/cookie/cake/pie/mousse. So if you like 'em too, head on over to the baking blob where I try once and for all to answer the age old question when embarking upon an afternoon of M-Word baking:
Butter or Oil?