The brutally honest truth is this: Ugly Muffins happen.
There are good muffin days when everything comes out from the oven Pinterest- worthy, and then there are the days when the promise of a new recipe idea falls a bit flat in the middle, hence the ugly muffin. Hmmm.
Most of the time, the ugly muffin gets very little credit for it’s role in the creation process, they are smuggled into lunch pails, eaten hastily in the kitchen, or disguised under a lovely layer of ganache. God forbid you get company for coffee on an ugly muffin day. Yikes.
But consider this, if it weren’t for the ugly muffin, the trial and error, the learning of the process there would be no glorious mountain peak muffins. It is but for the trying, the learning in creating, that we figure out how to tweak, reconfigure, and begin again.
So today, in the early morning light of my homestead kitchen, I am thankful for the ugly muffins, and a chance to begin again.