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Berries and Frogs- continued…

23 Jun

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.

This is the recipe for the crust that we used (complete with pictures- love it!)

Filling (from Betty Crocker online)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, if desired
6 cups blueberries
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.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add all the ingredients to the container of a blender.
  2. Process until smooth.
  3. Place or hold a wire-mesh strainer over a pitcher.
  4. 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.)
  5. Serve mixture over ice.
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2 Comments

Posted by on June 23, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “Berries and Frogs- continued…

  1. sixcrazykanes

    June 24, 2008 at 6:13 am

    Yummy, makes me want to be at your house!

     
  2. waltzingthroughlife

    June 25, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Oh, we definitely need to try the Blueberry Lemonade recipe! I love the picture of Sadie. 🙂

    We haven’t made anything with our blueberries, yet — just bagged them up and froze them (though, we’ve been pulling out a bag & nibbling – frozen blueberries rock on hot Texas days). 🙂

     

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