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.


Kris said...

I'm drooling! I want it, I want it, I want it. . . In fact, I want you to bake me some of those babies and have one waiting for me when I get home next week!

Liz said...

I want one, Jack wants one, and Maggie wants two!
Once again, you're such a good Mom!

DeAnna said...

Yummy!! And look at those cheeks, you could SO enter Annie Fanny into a pie eating contest. :) So, you're not going to share your recipe, is that what you're saying?!?

DeAnna said...

Oh, ok, I stand corrected, I see the "fine print" about the recipe. I tell you, it better not be, go buy a box of mufin mix and add blueberries..... :)

Katie said...

I love booberry muffens
those look good

Becky said...

lol..Kristine...don't know why you humor me the way you do. It's like I can hear your tone in that first sentence, and it just gets me every time.

Liz, tell Jack and Maggie to get their diaper fannies up here and I'll make some for them.

Deanna, I never thought about throwing Annie in a pie-eating contest, but man! did you just trigger a lightbulb moment for me. We could really start raking in the dough on this. She could pay her way through college....Let's see prize money of $3.00 x 35,567 pie eating contests. We could have $106,701...DEANNA, YOU'RE A GENIUS!!!!!

Katie! Hey you! what are you doing up, you lucky girl! Have a fun vacation. Come on over when you get home, and we'll pick "boo-berries."

mama said...

Skip the college thing. Whatdaya think WE were trying to do??? you quit, walked away, and took our first $3 toward your tuition and blew it on cotton candy.

Gotta come up with another one, dood!

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