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!
Is there anything better than biting into a fresh strawberry? When our punks were little, every year Eric would take them to pick strawberries. Our little Paige would eat as many as she picked right from the ground. She had juice running out of the corners of her little mouth. One day as they were picking berries, she picked one that was covered in dirt and was so excited when she showed her daddy her berry. Her words exactly, “Look daddy, it already has sugar on it!”
I have rounded up my favorite summer desserts using the deliciousness of the summer fruits that are available right now. It is time to get the cobblers baking and the trifles in the fridge!
So, this happened Tuesday.
Sir Streusel had his widdle knee repaired. The day before, he threw his back out, like, really threw his back out. If it was graded he would get an A+. The major drugs he was on when we left the hospital made him forget all about his back pain.
We got home and then this happened.
Baby Stella whined until I picked her up so she could lay in Daddy’s lap. She knew he didn’t feel well and cried until she got to him. She is such a sweet little girl. She only weighs 4 lbs. so I knew she wouldn’t cause him any pain. Plus, he was on happy pills. I mean the “Happy Happy Pills”!
The first morning after surgery was a bit of a challenge. Lot of swelling, lot of pain and the major drugs had worn off so he could feel his back pain. Poor guy. I crushed happy pills into his breakfast….#iaintnofool
Now we go through PT and he will be better than new.
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!
So, a few months ago I hurt my back. Don’t know when, where or how, but I hurt it. I don’t bend, twist, or jump like a used to…..it sucks. Being a former gymnast, dancer and cheerleader, I am used to telling my body what to do, when to do it, and how to look when doing it. Well not anymore. Yep kids, those were the good ‘ol days. The days when Mama could do any movement she wanted. Now all I have to do is open the refrigerator door wrong and I throw something out of whack. The plus side to this is that I finally couldn’t live with the pain any longer and went and got myself some…..Muscle Relaxers! Oh my, now everything is beautiful in my world. No pain, no bad words, just beauty. Everyone and everything is just so beautiful this morning.
Blueberries are EVERYWHERE! I am baking with them as fast as I can. I baked these cute little Galette’s for the Fourth of July. A galette is a flat round pastry. I call them mini tarts, I’m not that fancy. Continue reading Mini Blueberry Galette
Once a month the ladies in my Sunday School Class have Ladies Night Out. We go to a restaurant, eat, laugh and eat dessert. Edna and I take the dessert. Edna’s nice about taking care of the Ladies of the FOLD. It was National Selfie Day so of course we had to participate.
You can’t imagine how many shots it took to get one shot of everyone in the picture. Girlfriend isn’t good with a selfie stick……..
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.
Saturday morning breakfast is my very favorite meal to cook every week. Sir Streusel travels with his work and Saturday is the day he gets to slow it down a bit. His favorite meal has always been breakfast. However, eating hotel breakfast four morning a week has made him crave a home cooked breakfast..by me..and Edna. I look forward to it because I refuse to rush my morning to have breakfast on the table. What fun is that?! None I tell ya! I enjoy the slow pace of Saturday morning. Having a slow cup of coffee or hot tea, having my quiet time and the girls on my lap. Good stuff.