By special request for Makeover Monday, a low carb, gluten-free version of the Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins. A perfectly healthy fall treat!
As some of you may already know, my husband Tim was hit by a car this past Friday morning. Let me say first that he is okay, and we are eternally grateful that things aren’t worse. But his right ankle was badly dislocated and broken in several places and he is in the hospital for orthopaedic surgery (this morning) and several more days of observation. After that, he will have a few months of rehabilitation. It’s a long road to full recovery, but given the circumstances, we are beyond thankful that his injuries are limited thusly. I will spare you all the details, but as it happened right outside our house, there were a few terrifying moments where I thought I might have lost the love of my life and my best friend. Words fail me. Accurately describing the emotions of the past few days is beyond my ability.
Needless to say, my attention to All Day I Dream About Food may suffer somewhat over the next few weeks as we figure out how life is going to go. Juggling the household, Tim and the kids will inevitably tax much of my resources, mentally and physically. Thankfully, we have many good friends who are ready to step up at a moment’s notice, and I won’t hesitate to call on them. And quite honestly, I welcome the opportunity to take care of my husband in this way. We have been through a lot in the past few years and he has been there for me in ways I never could have imagined when we started our life together. But he sometimes has trouble accepting help from others and tends to take far too much upon himself. Well, now he has no choice and I get to take care of him in ways he never could have imagined when we started our life together. So there!
I do have a few recipes stored up and I hope that will see me through for now. Or who knows, I could find myself baking and cooking madly in an effort to feed my man healthy, wholesome foods to strengthen his recovery. Regardless, forgive me if I keep things on the short side and take longer in answering any of your comments and questions. Please read nothing into my reticence but a lack of time and energy.
This recipe was made last week prior to the accident, specifically with Makeover Monday in mind. The funny part is that it had been in my mind to make some sort of low carb pumpkin cream cheese muffin, when a reader requested a makeover of the Starbucks version. It gave me just the push I needed to get into the kitchen and whip them up.