By: Jennifer Murray

Feeling Blue?

Guess what I’m up to???

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You guessed it… 

Freezing Blueberries! 

Freshly picked, plump, juicy, fat BLUEBERRIES!

We picked them in Michigan over the weekend…after I freeze ’em I’ll work on posting some pictures of our blueberry patch picking. First I think I’ll pop a few more in my mouth! 

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If you need a great website on how to properly freeze berries, check this one out(turns out it’s SUPER EASY!)…AND if you have a recipe for blueberries that you’re dying to share with us all, leave us a comment so we can all enjoy it together!  

 

19 Responses to “Feeling Blue?”

  1. Emily
    August 6, 2008 at 2:00 pm #

    you were in michigan this weekend?!? i was in michigan this weekend! great place to be, huh? 😉 i had to smile when i remembered how fast your boys eat blueberries up. 🙂

  2. MaryBeth
    August 6, 2008 at 2:51 pm #

    I don’t have any great recipes for you, but my girls all love to eat frozen blueberries straight from the freezer… we call them blueberry popsicles. I can’t wait to see what kinds of recipe suggestions you get b/c we’ve picked gallons and gallons of delicious blueberries this summer!

  3. My2Gs
    August 6, 2008 at 3:09 pm #

    They look so yummy.

  4. ASHENFELTERS
    August 6, 2008 at 3:37 pm #

    we went picking too! They were so beautiful this year…my kids love to put them into their oatmeal… yummy!

  5. Barbara Manatee
    August 6, 2008 at 3:43 pm #

    There is a blueberry patch right around the corner from us, but we haven’t had time to visit yet this year. Thankfully my MIL has a big blueberry grove so we’ve been enjoying some from her place. Yum!

  6. Jenn Brothers
    August 6, 2008 at 4:54 pm #

    I bought a mix for blueberry sugar cookies – VERY good. You might try adding some finely chopped pieces to sugar cookie mix.

  7. Anonymous
    August 6, 2008 at 5:20 pm #

    We are a family of 9 so we triple this…
    Blueberry Pancakes
    1 egg
    1 cup buttermilk or regular works too
    1 cup flour (we use 1/2 wheat, 1/2 white)
    1 T. sugar
    2 T veggy oil
    1 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 cup blueberries

    THE KEY to fluffy pancakes is to mix AS LITTLE as possible. Otherwise they are flat. Beat the egg until fluffy, and then add remaining ingredients. Stir only until blended, and there will be lumps. Turn pancakes when most of the bubbles pop, and only turn them once. Enjoy!
    Amanda in Ohio
    Mama to seven, born one at a time :0

  8. Christy AKA Trippin' Mama
    August 6, 2008 at 5:31 pm #

    From an old Better Homes & Gardens cookbook, which houses a TON of great recipes. We often eat ours as dessert with ice cream, not always as coffee cake.

    Blueberry Buckle (i.e. coffee cake)
    1/2 C. shortening
    1/2 C. sugar
    1 well-beaten egg
    2 C. flour
    2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/2 C. milk
    2 C. fresh or thawed blueberries
    Cinnamon Crumbs

    Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg and mix well. Add flour, baking powder and salt to mix, alternating with milk. Spoon into greased 11×7 pan. Top with blueberries. Sprinkle with Cinnamon Crumbs.

    Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes. Cut in squares. It's best warm (with ice cream!). 8-10 servings.

    Cinnamon Crumbs: Mix 1/2 C. sugar, 1/2 C. flour, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Cut in 1/4 cup butter until crumbly.

    Note: I always use 1 tsp. of cinnamon because I really like it.

    Enjoy!

    Christy

  9. TripletMamaPlusOne
    August 6, 2008 at 8:01 pm #

    The BEST Blueberry Muffin Recipe!!!!!!

    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    3/4 cup white sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/3 cup vegetable oil
    1 egg
    1/3 cup milk
    1 cup fresh blueberries
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    1/4 cup butter, cubed
    1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

    DIRECTIONS:
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.

    Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder.

    Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup.

    Mix this with flour mixture.
    Fold in blueberries.
    Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.

    To Make Crumb Topping:
    Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon.
    Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
    Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done. YUM!!

  10. TripletMamaPlusOne
    August 6, 2008 at 8:02 pm #

    P.S. I usually double or even triple the above recipe cause it’s THAT good! Try it once, and you will be making them often! 🙂

  11. Anonymous
    August 6, 2008 at 8:11 pm #

    Hey Jenn,
    What part of Michigan were you in? I’m headed to Mio, Michigan… that’s where my mom lives. Uriah and I leave tomorrow. I love blueberries too; we would pick and eat, pick and eat mmmmmmmm. Love ya, Leona

  12. Anonymous
    August 6, 2008 at 8:38 pm #

    I am SO not a baker, but I am a kindergarten teacher. It made me think of Blueberries for Sal. You should read it to the boys while they are munching away! What do you do to get the stains out?! Yikes! Love ya big!

    Mandy

  13. Anonymous
    August 6, 2008 at 9:43 pm #

    While you were in Michigan (where I live!) picking blueberries, I was in Maine picking blueberries. And I must say, I think I prefer the wild Maine blueberries more than Michigan blueberries! While they are all tasty, the ones from Maine are so sweet and so tiny! And picking them right off the side of the mountain made me think of the book Blueberries for Sal that the kindergarten teacher mentioned. Such a cute book! :o) Happy baking! Friday night dessert at our house will be a blueberry pie! Yum!
    Katie

  14. Midwest Mommy
    August 6, 2008 at 10:27 pm #

    Yum! Those look so good.

  15. Gayle
    August 7, 2008 at 5:13 am #

    Before I finished the sentence I was thinking I should ask you the best method for freezing! 🙂 Thanks for the added info. I picked lots growing up, but Mom made jellies and wine right away. I’m also wondering about shipping frozen berries. Can it be done and still have a decent product? The berries in Alaska are waaayy different than what you all have and we buy in the store. Our berries are small and tart. I wanted to send some to NY. Any suggestions?

  16. Anonymous
    August 7, 2008 at 8:06 am #

    Yummy! I was at home recently while my mom was freezing some blueberries…they are delicious once they’re frozen! A good hot summer day treat! Your fun blueberry pictures made me smile! I think of you often- give the boys a snuggle for me! I can’t wait to see them in person some day! Take care!

    Emily Fay

  17. Drea
    August 7, 2008 at 10:01 am #

    Mmm yum! I love BBerries.
    My FIL is a farmer and he sells blue berries. they are all gone now tho 🙁

  18. Suzanne
    August 7, 2008 at 10:48 am #

    YUMMO~ those look good and what great recipes!!! love you mama!!! how are things?

  19. Anonymous
    August 7, 2008 at 3:32 pm #

    Jen, those make me want to go to Michigan! It was great seeing you last month at the parade, by the way! 🙂 The boys get more adorable everyday! I love reading your blog…you inspire me to be a better mom and child of God.

    Much love!
    Christy Barga

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