I felt so good to be back in my kitchen this weekend with my beloved oven, Edna. I missed her and she missed me! I wanted to treat Sir Streusel to his favorite Bread Pudding, but with a twist. You can find his favorite Bread Pudding here. I wanted to add a little chocolate to it, for me!
Today is all about the blueberry! Blueberries are Sir Streusel’s favorite summer fruit. Strawberries run a close second, but I believe the blueberry wins being his favorite by a nose. I am sharing a few of his very favorite blueberry recipes that I bake for him so that you can use up all those blueberries you have picked this summer. I am nice that way!
I have been posting Valentine’s goodness for 2 weeks. I have rounded all of them into one post for you. I am helpful like that. Aren’t you glad you are my friend? There is so much goodness here to choose from.
This week I had my annual mammogram. No biggie, go in and get ‘er done. The following day I received the dreaded phone call, “Mrs. Sheaffer, we need you to come back for more pictures. The doctor saw some irregularities. ” It became very quiet in our home for the rest of the day. Neither Eric nor myself slept at all that night. The next morning, we head for round two of pictures. I had confided in a handful of friends for prayer and they were so wonderful. Everyone of them were sending me texts or Facebook Messages telling me they were covering me in prayer and that they loved me. My phone was going off non-stop. There is no greater feeling than having the support of wonderful friends. Great news!!!! BENIGN! When Eric was told I was clean, he broke down crying. I didn’t realize how stressed he was. It broke my heart to see him like that and that I could cause him so much stress. The flip side is, we did the Happy Dance together!
Today it’s all about the summer berries. My blueberries are coming in and I am using them every possible way that a blueberry can be eaten. For Father’s Day I baked Sir Streusel a trifle. It’s kinda hot in Florida, you know, 95 degrees with 90% humidity! I thought a cool fruit dessert would fit the menu for his special day.
Well, I survived the three birthday’s of my punks last week. By surviving, I mean not being with any of them. I will never get use to that, never. I still need to be baking whatever their little heart’s desires and singing “Happy Birthday” to them all….day….long…..they have dreaded memories of my singing. They all assured me that they wanted to be with me and wanted something that Mama baked. Well, at least that is what they said and that is what I choose to believe. Since I couldn’t bake the desire of their heart, I baked the desire of Sir Streusel’s heart, cobbler. This has to be hands down the easiest cobbler EVER! The blackberries come out of Edna, my beloved oven, in the most wonderful, delicious syrupy goodness. The topping is a buttery crunch that is perfect for the blackberries. It is the perfect ratio of crunch and blackberry gooeyness (Is that a word?).
I am a member of the best Sunday School Class ever!!! We are called “The FOLD”, Following Our Lord Daily. These people are my family. They are the first to show up and the last to leave when there is a need in our class. But please be assured, these friends of mine LOVE to have a good time! Our teacher retired and we honored him at our Valentine Party. Edna and I gifted a dessert table. The class seemed to enjoy it, but then again, they are very easy to please!!
February is here….the LOVE month! I love baking ‘LOVE’ food. Everything gets turned into little hearts and covered in sprinkles, oh my I love sprinkles! It’s also the month that our food is red: Valentine red, heart red, flushed face red, just plain old red. Let’s see if this cobbler meets all the requirements for a Valentine dessert: it’s red–check, it’s sweet–check, it’s delicious–check, it’s sweet–check, it’s so easy it’s embarrassing–check. The entire list was checked off for a perfect quick Valentine Dessert. My Valentine happens to love fruit desserts so I know this will show up for sure on our Sweetheart table. Of course I will have to make myself something that involves chocolate. Continue reading Cherry Cobbler→
When it comes to desserts, this gal prefers chocolate. Chocolate makes me do cartwheels. Sir Streusel prefers fruit desserts. He gets happy when he comes home and Edna has prepared a cobbler or fruit pie for him. Now don’t hear me wrong about this, I love cobblers and pies. It would just make me do a football field length of cartwheels if I could drizzle chocolate on top of them….just sayin’. This has to be the easiest peach cobbler ever. I mean, it’s like, ya know, what I’m tryin’ to say is, uhm, well, how do I say this….it is so dang easy it’s embarrassing. Seriously, it’s the truth. The best part of cobblers is that we normally smother them in ice cream. So that makes this dish a ‘toofer’, you know, a ‘two for one’. Two desserts for one dish. I like ‘toofers’. In my mind I am eating a bowl of peach cobbler. In reality, I am eating a bowl of peach cobbler smothered in vanilla ice cream. So get your ice cream ready to enjoy the easiest cobbler ever.