I will recount my last visit with Nick Pappas often, and with decided satisfaction, in my own heart in the years to come.
However, I would best be remiss if I denied you his parting gift to me.
I have, in my very possession, a feebly scrawled note on a blue index card, the secret recipe for power muffins.
Get out there and rejoice!
It should be noted that when I returned home from my last (but not my very last) trip to Radford University, I made a batch of these muffins for the girls.
“um, they’re pretty good”.
…offered Haley Anne. This likely meant decidedly not awful.
I will stop pondering her actual parentage at this juncture as, what follows, is that very recipe, forever immortalized in this post.
Each time I taste a muffin, I am reminded of my love for logic, the classics, and a single man, the teacher (ferocious and challenging in his day, he).
Off you go:
One Cup of all Bran;
One Cup of Flour (Brown or White as you prefer);
One “Happy” Egg;
One Tablespoon of Baking Powder;
Dash of Salt;
1/4 Cup of Brown Sugar;
1/4 Cup of Oil; and,
Bake (lovingly – and, with “rapt attention”) at 450 degrees.
Along the bottom of the card he has added:
“Main Ingredient – TONS of Chocolate Chips.”
You couldn’t possibly regret it.
Mind you… something was likely left out by that wily rogue (always a test). But what? I don’t know. There’s no certainty.
“Rapture” would say he. Agreed say I.
Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
Brian Patrick Cork