June 1, 2010

blueberries

i sat here tonight - after working late.  trying to think of all the stuff that i haven't gotten done.  bills to pay, things to read, clothes to fold and the things that can overtake a life and drown you.  and then, i looked at - i mean really looked at the pink roses that have sat on my desk since sunday.  their color so vivid that i've had a difficult time photographing them as they over take the entire shot.  and i stopped and just enjoyed them.  and breathed in the delicate velvet and and thought of them cushioning my feet as i relaxed in a little world that could have roses as foot cushions.  and i smiled.  and as i *sighed* at the work in the kitchen and the blueberries that i didn't have time to make into muffins...i decided to make cobbler instead.  why make life difficult?  right.  so i looked up blueberry cobbler on line (what did we do before the internet?) and found something easy peasy. 

1 pint blueberries
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1 T fresh lemon juice
3 T flour
1 small box of yellow cake mix (yes, i admit it - i have cake mix for those days i don't have the time)
1/2 (or more if you like) of pecan pieces
1 stick of butter

stir together the flour and sugar and add to the water and lemon juice.  stir to mix well and add to a boiler.  add in blueberries and bring the mixture to a boil.  remove from heat.  spray a 8x8 pan.  pour blueberries in bottom.  top with dry cake mix and pecans.  drizzle with melted butter and bake at 350 until bubbly and brown.

it smells like heaven...and now i'm going to have a bite or two with some ice cream.  sweet dreams everyone...sometimes the little things that bug you have to wait another day.

26 comments:

  1. OMG!!!!! *drools* I swear I can smell this! Pretty flowers too :)

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  2. Yeah, now everything we want, we go to search online! I don't know either what we did before it exists :D

    I guess I should look for some recipe.. I started to cook something but I left it again. Soon I'll try with a cake.

    Love!
    xxx

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  3. this sounds so easy - yet looks divine. i have to try this!

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  4. Oh save a piece to go with morning coffee too! Fresh berries are one of the best parts of summer. We snack on them like candy.

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  5. i love how you look at life and what's important.....cobbler is important...bills and folding clothes....blech......

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  6. Your sentiments sound oh so familiar to me. : ) Why is that those little things called unfinished chores can keep us from enjoying the bigger picture? Thank God for roses, right? And all other little natural beauties that bring us right to the moment. I recently wrote a post about how that one extra day this past weekend just seemed to make life normal and quiet again...no little nagging chores. Time stretched on and on...

    Well your cobbler looks just lovely and I am now inspired to do that rather than jam. : ) And keep your head up...only 3 more days until the weekend!

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  7. You've done great justice to those beautiful roses! Lovely photo.

    I cannot imagine what life used to be like before the internet. Just think of the stories we'll tell our grandkids! Life without the internet...right up there with having to use an outhouse!

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  8. I know that drowning feeling right now! Having been gone for more than a week and worked at the polls ALL DAY yesterday, and an appointment today...I am way behind. Grrrr....My check book needs the most attention! ha :)
    If I close my eyes I can smell the cobbler..yum...one scoop of vanilla please!

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  9. Yum. What a good idea you had there...why make it tough when it can be simple. And delicious. Little things are just that...little. I'm glad you stepped away and enjoyed the little things. :)

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  10. He he, I love the way you think. Dessert is always better than work.

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  11. Oh my goodness! This sounds wonderful. I can just imagine how good that smelled too :)

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  12. Those flowers are gorgeous. I love your gorgeous outlook on life too. i think i need to start taking a similar approach, instead of thinking how i am drowning in the day-to-day things, i need to start treading the water, put my head above and notice the beautiful things.
    x

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  13. oh just the reminder i needed today, friend. grazie!

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  14. look at those lovely roses!

    and cobbler to boot! YAY!

    i tried photographing some absolutely amazing bouganvillea (sp? sorry!) this weekend. the screamingly beautiful violet-y hot pinks just didn't come out right on photographic form. OH WELL! they are a lovely site in person!

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  15. Oh, I wish I could sneak a bite or two! You always make the best things to eat.
    Brenda

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  16. Just may have to make this over the weekend. Heavenly!

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  17. I've been away from blueberries for far too long. I have a nice stack of recipe books, but still find myself scanning recipes on the internet. I ask the same question. What did we do before the internet? Maybe life just wasn't as tasty :)

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  18. you did the right thing char ..with the flowers ..and cobbler..two things in my book that make life SOOOO much better...blessings friend!

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  19. oh yum that sounds, and looks, delicious! and seems easy too.
    i like your train of thought - i like that you chose to just appreciate the roses instead of photographing them to pieces. I find sometimes i spend too much time trying to get a good photo instead of just 'breathing' it in and really appreciating the beauty or moment that is in front of me. sometimes, for me, I feel it's best to just put the camera away.
    beautiful photos as always.

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  20. Blueberry cobbler with ice cream...Heaven!...You certainly are a wise woman:)

    I have a bookcase full of cookbooks but now I almost always look up recipes online first...it seems easier!

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  21. See what I mean about the savoring. Roses, scents, cobbler... You remind me of Elizabeth Berg.

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  22. Mmmm, blueberry cobbler sounds divine! So glad you stopped to smell the roses {and used them as a foot stool too}! Hope you're enjoying the weekend Char!
    xoxo Mary Jo

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i feel as if each comment was between us as we sat and sipped something warm....i love to hear what you're thinking.