Clearly yesterday had quite an effect. Today we started out the day by making frog puppets (as seen on the informative frog website in previous post). Sadie made a party frog and Elijah made a baby girl frog.
Elijah has been insisting since he heard we were going blueberry picking that we use some of the berries to make blueberry pie. I was less than enthusiastic but he was insistent.
I must admit he is quite a baker. That boy made one heck of a blueberry pie. He thoroughly enjoyed it too.
|Filling (from Betty Crocker online)|
|1/2||cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour|
|1/2||teaspoon ground cinnamon, if desired|
|1||tablespoon lemon juice|
|1||tablespoon butter or margarine, if desired|
|In large bowl, mix sugar, 1/2 cup flour and the cinnamon. Stir in blueberries. Spoon into pastry-lined pie plate. Sprinkle any remaining sugar mixture over blueberry mixture. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Cut butter into small pieces; sprinkle over blueberries. Cover with top pastry that has slits cut in it; seal and flute. Cover edge with 2- to 3-inch strip of foil to prevent excessive browning.|
|Bake 35 to 45 minutes at 425 or until crust is golden brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust, removing foil for last 15 minutes of baking. Cool on cooling rack at least 2 hours.
Sadie is very into lemonade and, having had blueberry lemonade
post picking, requested that we look up a recipe and make our own (I use Google for all recipes (and everything else) rather than cookbooks). The kids are pretty sure one can Google anything (as am I). Here Sadie blocks her ears but remains delighted about her concoction.
Add all the ingredients to the container of a blender.
Process until smooth.
Place or hold a wire-mesh strainer over a pitcher.
Pour mixture through the strainer into the pitcher; discard pulp. (We left the pulp in- skins are great for you and it gives it a smoothie texture.)
Serve mixture over ice.