Blueberry Muffins for #SundaySupper

Blueberry Muffins

“What does Sunday Supper mean to you and your lifestyle?” asked my friend, Isabel. It means so much to me. It carries through to my lifestyle every single day. Actually, it carries through to almost every single meal. Sunday Supper is a special and treasured meal around the family table. Sitting at the table while enjoying a meal connects families and makes memories.

I was raised with eating meals at the table – breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The table was set and we all ate at the same time. I set the table now for each meal even when I am eating alone. It does not feel right to eat in the kitchen or on the couch. That is how Sunday Supper carries through to almost every meal for me. It should not be something only reserved for one day of the week.

Sunday Suppers were always special when I was a kid. My mom would prepare foods that took time to make and were a step above the everyday weeknight ones. It was a big meal and usually served early in the afternoon, around 2 or 3pm. She would make beef pot roast, roast chicken, baked ham, or for really special occasions rouladen or sauerbraten. The Sunday big meal has carried through to this day. I still think of Sunday as being the day to prepare foods that take more time and effort.

Sunday evenings were also special. We would not be much hungry after filling up mid-afternoon on a big meal. We still wanted a snack or something. Occasionally my dad would make blueberry muffins for our snack. He used a mix and at the time they were great. I can remember making those muffins when I was old enough. Look at what it lead to. Now I am baking from scratch.

I baked blueberry muffins recently to honor those memories. I have been looking for a good recipe for a while. I found one on the About.com website. I adapted it leaving out the cinnamon and nutmeg because I wanted a simple muffin where the blueberry flavor shines. I also adapted it with my method of preparation.

Sunday Supper is important to a lot of people. Last Sunday it was the number one trending topic on twitter. The excitement is growing and even companies are noticing. Merrell is one of those companies. Merrell is a footwear and clothing company and their passion is outdoors. They are teaming up this week with the Sunday Supper Movement. I could not be more excited. My favorite shoes for walking are by Merrell. They are so comfortable it is like walking on clouds.

Merrell chose ten Sunday Supper bloggers to host a giveaway. I am thrilled to be one of the ten selected. My giveaway is a pair of Merrell Barefoot Life Delight Glove Wool Shoes. The shoes are a part of their Barefoot collection.

Merrell Womens Barefood Life Delight Glove Wool Black Shoe MRL-W56262.092611

Merrell Womens Barefood Life Delight Glove Wool Black Shoe. Photo courtesy Merrell.

Here is how to enter to win. You must do both, #1 and #2, to have an eligible entry:

  1. Leave a comment below on what Sunday Supper means to you and your family – AND – with your twitter handle in the comment. Comment must be posted by 8pm Eastern time today (Sunday, July 29th).
  2. Join in the conversation during the live #SundaySupper chat on twitter 7-8pm Eastern Time today (Sunday, July 29th). Your tweet(s) must contain the #SundaySupper hashtag.

The winner will be chosen randomly from the eligible entries. Eligible entries will be assigned a number and the number will be selected using Random.org. The winner will receive a redemption code so he/she can order the shoes directly from the Merrell website (ground shipping included). Note: Giveaway open for United States residents only.

There are more opportunities to win. Remember there are ten bloggers with giveaways and each blogger has a different Merrell product for their giveaway. Be sure to visit each one to read all about what Sunday Supper means to each blogger, check out their recipe, and enter to win. Here are links to the ten blogs (including this one)

The Sunday Supper fun continues. Take a look at these wonderful stories and recipes for this event:

Join the the celebration each Sunday. We start at 3pm ET by tweeting, pinning, and showcasing recipes and food photos. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and share yours too. The live twitter chat starts at 7pm ET. Take a look at and follow our Pinterest board too.

Special thanks to Merrell for joining in Sunday Supper today. You can learn more about Merrell by visiting their website and following them on twitter (@merrelloutside) and liking their facebook page.

Blueberry Muffins
 
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Serves: Makes 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten and at room temperature
  • ½ cup milk, at room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • Turbinado sugar for topping
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the milk and beat until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl during the mixing process as necessary.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and stir to combine (do not beat or over-mix). Gently fold in the blueberries. Fill muffin cups ⅔ full. Sprinkle tops with turbinado sugar. Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool muffins in the pan on a rack for about 5 minutes. Remove muffins from the pan and cool on a rack. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.

Disclaimer: I was selected by Merrell to be one of ten bloggers hosting a giveaway for this event. I received a $100 gift certificate for Merrell product for my own use and the giveaway product redemption code. I was under no obligation to give a positive review of Merrell or their products. All opinions are my own unless otherwise stated or contained within a guest post.

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Comments

  1. says

    There really is nothing like a blueberry muffin, such a classic. And those shoes are so cute, I am very jealous of you guys getting to participate in the drawing. Good luck!

  2. says

    Awesome Post Renee! Thank you for sharing it with us during #SundaySupper. It is amazing the memories #SundaySupper brings back for everyone! Those shoes are adorable!

  3. says

    I love your memories of #SundaySuppers…they were special at my childhood home, too! And it’s wonderful you were able to tie in a treat from those days to today’s post…your muffins look perfect!

  4. Mama F says

    Thanks for sharing your childhood memories of Sunday Supper! Good luck to all the giveaway entrants!

  5. says

    Lovely story you’ve shared with us my friend!Love these muffins :)Perfect for any day :)

    “#SundaySupper to me means creating long lasting memories with some quality time with loved ones around the dinner table!@sonisfood”

  6. says

    I’ve just discovered this whole #SundaySupper thing – there’s been a lot of drool on my keyboard today, and your blueberry muffins haven’t helped matters either! Thanks for sharing the recipe – will have to get my brother on the case as he’s the baker in my family :)

  7. Jill S. says

    #SundaySupper at my house is brunch after church. I make eggs, biscuits with sausage gravy, and bacon. Or some Sundays it’s French toast or blueberry pancakes. It’s always something homey and filling, and a change from the granola or oatmeal we eat all week long. @jsculerati

  8. says

    Gorgeous blue berry muffins!

    #SundaySupper is a reminder to have patience. Patience in waiting for a pork shoulder to braise, or for a chicken to roast, or a sauce to slowly simmer and fill the home with memorable smells. #SundaySupper is a reminder to be present in the moment and really experience the food and company. @_CRenny

  9. says

    #SundaySupper was a time when my parents, my brother, and I would have dinner together and talk about our week. It was a nice time when there was no TV on, no phone calls, etc. I loved it and my husband and I continue this tradition today! @HezziD
    Your blueberry muffins look awesome too!

  10. says

    So true…as a kid, I remember eating all meals (and snacks) at the table. And it feels weird to do otherwise now! And I, too, still set the table even if I’m eating solo. Great post! Thank you!

  11. says

    What a great post! Blueberry muffins are special to me because my mom always made them (from a mix) whenever I had friends sleepover… they always wanted to come to our house because of them!

  12. says

    It’s funny, I have fond memories of blueberry muffins from my childhood, too…and they were made from a mix! You know the kind with the little can of blueberries in the box? I loved them ;) For me, #SundaySupper means embracing old family traditions while creating new ones. @girlichef

  13. Conni @MrsMamaHen says

    Beautiful muffins!!!! It must be the week for blueberries…I made blueberry poppyseed muffins yesterday for a BBQ, and later this week am going blueberry picking!

  14. Susan mathison says

    During the “school year”, Sunday night suppers are a time for family to get together and get ready for the week. We make it an early supper so those with kids can get them ready- any last minute homework? But in summer, all plans are fluid until suppertime! Fire up the grill, grab some burgers and beers and anyone within earshot (or cell phone range) is welcome!

    • says

      I am in the metro Atlanta area and I am not sure how far away I am from you. If you are ever in the area I would be happy to bake some for you.

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