During the ridiculous war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, our son and I were evacuated to Ireland. We lived in the Dublin Blackrock neighborhood, he attending the French Lycee in Blackrock while I worked at the American Embassy. The Embassy was about 4 stops on the train but I arrived home 2 hours after our son.
He was usually ready for a snack after school and I would make a variety of Betty Crocker mix muffins to freeze so that he could reheat them when he got home. One of his favorite flavors was lemon poppy seed.
I don’t know how I convinced myself that I could make these from scratch. While not terrible, they lacked character, flavor and a reason to exist. My husband is coming home tomorrow and he will be pleased 😀