Monday, May 4, 2009

The cookie isn't crumbling....

but the blueberries are. I was inspired by Heather at Diary of a Fanatic Foodie when I saw her Strawberry Crumble recipe the other day. I had used my strawberries to make the sauce for the angel food cake, but I had blueberries. I mentioned crumble to the Dude, and he said 'crumble is always good'. Man of few words.

Blueberry Crumble
(adapted from A Taste of Tradition cookbook)
1-1/2 cup flour
1-1/2 cup quick cook oatmeal
1-1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup shortening
pinch of salt
small pinch of nutmeg
1 tsp salt
blueberries* I added some raspberries as the blueberries didn't cover crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, combine all ingredients except berries. Press half of crumble mixture into bottom of 8x8 glass pan. Pour berries on top, cover with rest of crumble mixture and bake for 25 minutes.

Spent a good portion of today outside again. It was a perfect day-sunny, light breeze and not too hot. I weeded the small flower garden (that I don't tend to very often which is why it looks so bad) and added some new bulbs. The nice people who own the place where we store our street rod gave us some bulbs last year when we brought the car over for storage. I have no friggin' idea what they all are or not and was confused looking at some of them-I couldn't tell which end was the root end! For all I know the flowers will be growing into the dirt. I also planted some pots for the deck.

I love pansies, which I have spoken about many time before. They just fill me with happiness every time I look at them. I planted some marigolds, which my Mom says were my Dad's favorites. I like them as they help repel mosquitoes (or so I am told). I also planted some snapdragons and geraniums (no photos). I bought a few baskets to hang-petunias, some violas, a begonia basket, and one with geraniums and some white flower that escapes me. Hope to have some color around for the grad party-5 weeks and counting. As I speak (or rather type) the Dude is out in the pole barn power washing walls. We are having the party out there as it is 3 times the size of our garage plus we have a fridge and sound system out there-better for a party! On Thursday, Hermit Crab and I are having a Mommy and Me day. We are going to buy her graduation dress, some bedding for college, some decorations for the party (we are doing a Mexican fiesta), and just hanging out. I am hoping not to cry like a baby all day. When you see the cartoons with sprinklers or water fountains coming out of crying peoples eyes? They based that on me. Honest to Pete. Mom-who's Pete? Sorry-inside joke at our house. Every time I say 'honest to Pete, you people are going to be the death of me' they ask me who Pete is and why is he always here. Just a little glimpse into the freaky world that is my house.
Have a wonderful day everyone. Long week at work so new posts probably Weds and Thurs this week.


Donna-FFW said...

Your crumble looks fantastic, bet it would work well with peaches too. Ill have to print Your photos are so pretty of the flowers,too:)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your blueberry crumble came out great. Your pics are gorgeous! The colors are so vibrant.

Jeff said...

Crumbles are a beautiful thing but I am more impressed by the nature shots.

Bob said...

You know, that's very true. Crumble is always good. ;)

noble pig said...

That crumble looks so dang good. OMG just awesome. I love a good crumble too.

Leslie said...

blueberry crumble..mmmm good

Heather said...

love it! looks so tasty :) blueberries and nutmeg are such a great combo. hope your busy week goes well :)

Hit 40 said...

Great flower pics!!!

You must join my cult!! I am a competitive gardener. Come read todays post!

Also love your blueberry recipe. I'll give it a try later this month when my oven is back!!

Donna-FFW said...

oh, I left you an award on my post, did you notice? Actually 2.

Heidi said...

What an amazing looking crumble. YUMMY!

tamilyn said...

Donna-I read just the food part of the post and was laughing so hard, I didn't finish as I had to comment right away. I will go back and look!

Debbie said...

Your flowers are SO BEAUTIFUL!! Can I come to the party and just bask in your yard and your cooking?