Tuesday, July 27, 2010

8 Pounds of Blueberries!

One of the things on our summer list was going to a U-pick farm.  Renee knew of a blueberry farm not far away, so we packed up the kids and headed of to pick a "few" blueberries for $1.50 a pound.  If you pay attention to prices at the grocery store, you know that's pretty darn good!

We grabbed a few pails, learned how to identify a blueberry that was ready, and started picking...and eating...just a little.

These were no puny blueberries -

And these were no ordinary blueberry pickers -
(thanks Renee for the awesome picture of Jenelle)

I brought $10 and knew I would have change because, really, who could pick that many blueberries.  But, as I checked their pails, I started to get a bit nervous.  We called time-out on picking and weighed in.  Eight pounds later and $2 extra from Renee, we returned home.

What do you do with that many blueberries?
Freeze some.
Give some away.
Bake some.
Eat the rest!

In addition to a lot of blueberries, we also have squash-a-plenty on hand from Donald's summer garden.

With so much zucchini, I went looking for recipes and found this little gem.  It makes enough for 12 muffins and a loaf.  And it is DElicious!  Fresh summer fruits and veggies are a beautiful thing!

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