Mind you, I wasn’t getting teary over the muffins themselves. Sure, they’re deliciously soft-yet-hearty-and-healthy treats packed with fibrelicious All-Bran Fibre Toppers and sweet ripe bananas, but they’re not quite worth getting misty-eyed over.
My Dad, on the other hand, is well worth a bit of overflowing gratitude and happiness. Whether we’re standing in the kitchen chatting as he makes us cups of tea or it’s me in the kitchen preparing coffee and chocolate for our weekend Downton Abbey viewings (Mum included, of course); whether he’s texting me encouragement to take a great-wide-soaring leap despite the inherent risks, or I’m standing in the garage wondering if he’ll ever finish the doll’s house he started building when I was knee-high to a grasshopper… my Dad is always there, always supportive, and always someone I’m proud to know.
Plus, as you can see in the photo below, sometimes Dad and I match our outfits to each other’s eye colours. Is that the sign of a wonderful father-daughter relationship or what?
A few weeks ago, Nuffnang ran an ad for Kellogg’s new All-Bran Fibre Toppers on the side of my blog. My Dad clicked on the ad, and then sent me an email asking if I could make him the Banana All-Bran Fibre Toppers Muffins the ad had led him to. I may or may not have clapped at the screen when I saw this email, for I’m always nudging Mum and Dad to let me know what and when I can bake for them.
You see, baking treats for my parents makes me feel better about using their washing machine every weekend.
Yep, I’m that daughter. But I swear, they love knowing they’ll get to experience the glory of my company at least once a week. Right, Mum and Dad? Right?
As I didn’t change the muffin recipe substantially, I shan’t reprint it here. Food blogger ethics and all that jazz! For the recipe, please see Fuss Free Cooking.
Question Time: What do you love about your Dad?