Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Blueberry Pickin' Time!

Hooray for blueberry pickin'!!!!! Blueberry picking is one of my VERY favorite things to do in the summer.....especially at Monadnock Berries where the view of the mt. is amazing and everyone is so cheerful and happy. This past Sunday we jumped in the Mustang and headed to Troy for our first pickin' of the season (which goes well into August at M.B.). Jolie definitely learned about the color blue at this outing....."only pick the blue one's" is what she heard over and over again. Wonderful way to teach a 2 year old what the color blue looks like! :-)

When we got home I started to hit my recipe books to find a good recipe to use with some of the many berries we brought home. The recipe I came across is called "Blueberry Gems" found in one of my many Paula Deen (LOVE her!!!!!) cookbooks.

Here is the recipe.......

Blueberry Gems

2 c. self-rising flour

1 1/2 c. sugar

1/2 c. milk

1/2 c. oil

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1-2 c. fresh blueberries (the recipe calls for 1 c. but I like to add more for a "fuller berry muffin")

Mix together flour and sugar. In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, oil, milk and vanilla. Make a well in the middle of the flour/sugar mixture and pour egg/milk/oil/vanilla mixture into it and mix just until blended. Carefully fold in blueberries.

Place cupcake liners in regular muffin tins and fill with filling.

Bake @ 375 for 23-25 minutes....or until golden brown on top. Makes 12 generous muffins.

So so so yummy!!!
Let me know how they come out......

Blueberry Smiles,



Kylah Marro said...

Zain is enjoying the last of the muffin this morning as I type! Great photos!!!!! I can't wait to go!!!

Kirsten said...

I am off to buy self rising flour and hide the berries. or just get more! YUMMY!!!

Heather McNally said...

YUM! Jolie is so so sweet!!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

How sweet! There is a U-pick blueberry farm walking distance from my house and I love to go and pick blueberries. My 2 daughters like going too, unless it's hot and there are bugs around. lol!