Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Not much that can't be fixed by. . . .

part of this complete breakfast, click to enlarge photo
Dessert for breakfast. Blueberry crumble. Pardon my French, but screw the healthy weekday morning meal. :-) I can have my usual grapefruit juice and Cheerios tomorrow.

Yes, that is ice cream on top. At 6 a.m. I couldn't decide on something pie-like or a dessert with chocolate so dark it has its own gravitational pull. The blueberries called to me (plus you only have to be half awake to make this).

Thank you all for everything. Surgery will be right after the 12th, I'm getting the best doc in the state for this sort of thing so there was a week wait, one I will happily do so I don't wake up missing parts I may use later. I am not going to write further about it unless there is a major change. Just come on back for some sporadic but usual fun and shooty goodness. Until then, your wishes meant ever so much.

If I could share this bit of blueberry goodness with each of you I would.


  1. I'll take it anytime sans cinnamon.

  2. Blueberry crumble

    1 large can blueberry pie filling
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Streusel Topping:
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes
    1/2 cup toasted oats
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly butter an 8-inch square baking dish.

    Pour the pie filling mixture in the pan. Mix the flour, oats, spice and sugars with a mixer until combined and then add in softened butter with the mixer or by hand, incorporating the butter until the mixture is crumbly.

    Sprinkle on top of pie filling. Bake for 30 minutes.

  3. I didn't get in on the other thread, but I hope all is well and you make a fast and complete recovery.

    And the only thing that woulda made that breakfast better was, of course, bacon.

  4. Brigid, I'm shocked. A canned pie filling???

  5. Looks good to me. I will be right up. LOL!

  6. Bacon flavored Icecream.....mmmmm.

  7. BK - even martha stewart would have used can after the day I had. LOVE the big landscape picture you did. Bravo young lady!

  8. "If I could share this bit of blueberry goodness with each of you I would."

    Ah, but you just did, and God bless you for it!

    Take care and come back when you're rested and ready. We'll wait.

    Cheers from Maryland's Eastern Shore (a.k.a. God's Country)

  9. Yum! Now if I could just get Yeoldfurt to like berries! If I made this, I would have it all to myself and, although, I would relish every luscious bite ...I would hate myself the next time I stepped on the scale.


  10. For what it is worth, I do not doubt your strength for a second. I know it's cliche, but God really doesn't ever give us a test we can't handle.

  11. Love your idea of a good breakfast.
    Sound healthy too!
    Fruit? Check
    Dairy? Check (Ice cream AND butter)
    Grains? Check (That's the flour, all right?)
    Heart healthy? Check (Oats!)
    Energy source? Check (Sugar)

  12. umYou are on our prayerlist at church.Hope you don't mind. Greg

  13. Greg - not at all. Emmanual Lutheran I'm sure has me on one as well.

    I have "history" here, let's leave it at that, which is why I'm concerned.

  14. I've had bacon and vanilla ice cream for breakfast. It ain't bad.

    We're praying for you.

  15. I cannot wait until blueberries are in season again....

    I'm a sucker for your blueberry recipes...the blueberry muffins, and now this. Gonna have to save this for a cheat day sometime soon.....

  16. I'm been lurking lately, but had to step up to the keyboard.

    Best wishes and prayers.

  17. Well, I'm in the middle of a weight loss regimen, so I'll have to pass, but I'll be back in 3 months to try it :-) Good news on the Doc front!

  18. More dog hair-covered prayers and best wishes. Hope everything goes splendidly. Many hospitals allow doggie visitors, so maybe someone can bring Barkley to visit and cheer you up.


  19. I'm like Old NFO, so I gotta pass for now.

    I like me goodies, at times a bit too much, so I'm also learning food moderation (hope I didn't just say nasty words) :)

    I eat some Blueberries, along with Strawberries, Marionberries and Raspberries in a fruit smoothie most every morn.

    You are in prayers every day.


  20. If you'd like some of my home roast coffee (it's three parts Ethiopian Sidamo, one part Costa Rican Tarrazu, and one part Paupua New Guinea Henganofi brought to Full City, roasted yesterday) to go with while you wait just say the word and a pound or so (ground to order, or not, if you have something other than a whirly-blade) will be en route by next day air! A great cup of coffee may not fix any or the day's problems, but it helps.

  21. I should know better than to read this when I'm hungry.

    Glad to hear that things are moving forward for you. Fingers crossed and knees bent for you!

  22. Local greasy spoon has that on their menu. Also the same but with blackberries sans seeds.

    Mrs. Crucis drools when one goes by but she's, usually, true to her diet.

    That "parts missing" text has her/us worried.

  23. I love dessert for breakfast. Besides alcohol, guns and sex, it is the best part of being an adult.

  24. At 6:00AM your time... you were not alone. Large numbers of people were eating all "kinds" of PIE all over the World with a smile on their faces.

    Just remember cold Pizza is the TRUE breakfast of Champions. But that could fall in the PIE Food Group, too.

    Be Strong.

  25. That looks so attractive I might send Calmer Half out to brave the grocery store and then stagger around the kitchen in full cold-medication-zombie mode baking it. After all, 375 degrees for 30 minutes ought to sterilize anything that escapes hand washing, and that just might be more effective at curing this than the ineffective cold meds.

    Good luck, and a smooth and speedy recovery to you. You're in our prayers.

  26. O MY GAWD, I know what I am having for breakfast (and possibly lunch and dinner) tomorrow.


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