What’s a gal supposed to do with ALL these blueberries????
I could make yogurt of course, or smoothies, or even frozen pops, but what fun would THAT be?
Crisp is my favorite way to have blueberries, but I really don’t like putting oatmeal in the crisp topping mixture – it always seems to make the topping dry. But hey, I only LOOK stupid. Best way I know to cure dry crisp topping, ice cream. See.
Crumble? I think Crisp and Crumble are one in the same but I know people who make Crumble bars, oatmeal based. I say that’s a great way to ruin good blueberries. But if you force me to make them, this recipe by Smitten Kitchen, well, okay, I can and will eat them.
Then there’s the king of kings for blueberries, the almighty pie. Now, according to Mr. EOS, his younger sister makes the BEST BEST blueberry pie so I don’t even bother to compete because I’m told over and over (who me, a complex?) there is no pie crust and filling ingredients that can compare to hers.
Any pie, but especially a blueberry pie, is really all about the crust – must be flaky and light. For my blueberry pie, I insist on a lattice top – a full crust top gets soggy way too fast then just sits there. My mom makes her crust with Crisco and ice water. The husband of my niece wins local church fair blue ribbons every year for his peach pie – his crust uses BOTH Crisco and butter. Alas, he said he’d have to kill me if he gave me the exact recipe for his crust.
This will do:
So here’s your Monday Morning Mission, should you choose to accept it. Tell me what I should make (can be more than one thing and can be your blueberry recipe suggestions too). I’ll make something today and keep you in the loop as I do. Alas, the only way you can share in its (hopefully fine) taste is virtually, unless between now and this afternoon someone can invent a way of me sending you an actual taste. chris?