Change please…

I got a bill for $0.34 from my doctor. Then I got a second notice. Then a third. I just kept waiting for there to be a larger bill but it never came. So I got an evil final notice from them and interest making it almost a dollar. Which I then paid in all in pennies to them through the mail…five cents at a time. I’m fun when messed with. :P

I am still crazy busy so this is another quickie post. These are muffins, but not really. More like cupcakes without frosting. But I like to call them muffins so that they seem more legit to eat for breakfast. :D


  1. DANIELLE says:


  2. What’s with those random amounts from doctors? I got a bill for under a dollar from my dentist recently. I called them to pay it over the phone, and because it was such a small amount they waived it.

    These muffins look yummy! I love banana in baked goods.

  3. I guess they can consider this a payment plan :) Seriously, did not one person in that office think about the fact the the envelope and stamp alone cost more than the bill itself, let alone the labor it cost in continually following up on it. Sometimes you just can’t help stupidity.

    Now back to the business of your fantastic baked goods. Banana Chocolate Chip breads is just what I need right now. I have The Secrets of Baking by Sherry Yard and I am embarrassed to admit that I haven’t actually made anything from it, even though it is a great book. I guess I read it like a novel and then put it back on the shelf. I need to make your adaptation to redeem myself.

  4. Lol! Man, they really wanted their 34 cents, huh? Silly people.

  5. A delicious treat!



  6. 34 cents for doctor’s fee?
    LOL. They should’ve just waived it. Cheapskates.

  7. So frustrating! Hope you’re able to be stress-free with the doctor bills soon.

    On a brighter note, the Banana Chocolate Chip Bread looks amaaaaaaazing.

  8. Seems like it costs more to bill for $0.34 than write off the cost!

    This looks delish:-)

  9. lol. I once got a tax return for $0.53! I didn’t cash it just to throw their accounts off by that much!

  10. Jeanne H says:

    My philosophy is that any cake can be called a coffee cake and then becomes suitable for breakfast. Obviously this can also be applied to cupcakes/muffins. ; )

    PS: Whoever does the billing at your doctor’s office is an idiot. You have my permission to tell them I said so.

  11. Mmmmmmmm!

  12. I’ve been dying to make banana bread – of any kind – for ages. thanks for giving me an excuse!

  13. Wow, these actually look really good, and I don’t even like banana bread :D

    By the way, what kind of procedure costs $.34? I mean, it seems like that would be the cost of walking into the office or something haha. And that’s awesome that you paied in pennies, I bet they love you now. ;)

  14. did you really? i love that and have wanted to do that too. But when I tried that (mailing coins) they sent it back and said we don’t take cash.
    Good for you! Assholes

  15. Seriously? That is really lame, but I love your reaction!

  16. Peabody says:

    I really did. :)

  17. Peabody says:

    @Becca- it’s what was left over after insurance paid.

  18. I can bet that banana gives them nice flavor and just the perfect taste of summer freshness. I know what will ask my wife to bake today :)

  19. Muffins sounds so much healthier than cupcakes. It cracks me up when I take cupcakes in to my chiropractor, he always calls them muffins. These look totally fabulous! Who needs frosting when there’s chocolate chips involved?

  20. This looks wonderful! Cupcakes that masquerade as cupcakes are my type of treat :)

  21. Should have waited for a real person to call you … a recording of someone DEMANDING that you pay a dollar or they will repossess your body part in question would be priceless!

    Oh, yeah, and your recipe looks scrumptious!

  22. Just pulled these out of the oven! They smell awesome. Can’t wait for them to cool. The batter tasted delicious. :)

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