Jul 15, 2008
The other night, Emma, Annie and I walked next door to Dad and Mom's to pick blueberries, or "boo-berries" as Annie would call them. Now, I'm going to have to come right out, and admit that I'm not much of a blueberry fan. I guess I can attribute it to the "blueberry girl" on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory. What kid would want to eat a blueberry after watching a young child being rolled away by Oompa-Loompas to be "squeezed"? Or, perhaps it was the blueberry pie eating contest that Dad and Mom entered me in when I was 6 years old at a nearby fair. It was the grand prize of $3 that lured me up on the stage with all boys, and several pieces of pie. And wouldn't ya know it! it was a "no hands" pie eating contest! So, there I was on my knees, hands tucked behind my back, boys on either side of me, waiting for the judge to start the race. "Ready...SET...GO!" I splashed my face into the pie like a kid diving into the pool. IT WAS THE SICKEST PIE I'VE EVER TASTED IN MY ENTIRE LIFE! No wonder they were paying kids to eat it. -probably cuz some poor Granny couldn't sell it at the bake off table! Being the good girl that I was, I did my best to "finish my plate" as my mamma had taught me. However, it was just too much. I continued to nibble. Apparently, my little buddy next door had the same thoughts, and completely barfed up his pie. My other buddy to the left...a rather large friend, had blueberries stuck up either nostril, and was asking for seconds. I looked up at the judge and said "I can't finish." So, they let me off the hook. They were probably afraid I'd toss my cookies, too. This story does have a happy ending, though....I got the $3.00 any way.
Well, thankfully these two have not see Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory, nor have they ever entered a blueberry pie eating contest. They enjoyed our evening in the blueberry patch.
Annie said, "don't pick the yucky gween boo-berries, wight Mom?"
As we all know, picking blueberries can be quite exhausting. Just think how many times you are using your thumb and index finger?
Mission accomplished, gals. Now, let's get to the kitchen!
You can't get much fresher than this. Yum, these babies were delicious! I used a new recipe that will be tucked away in the family cook book forever more. These muffins did not taste "heavy" at all. They were flakey and packed full of fresh blueberries...almost scone-like.
E-mail me if you want the recipe.