Are you one of those pinners like me who are constantly pinning wonderful recipes and then never getting around to trying them? I do it all the time and then fall back on the old favorites and never venture into someone bests from their recipe collection.
Saturday I decided to try a couple of Blueberry recipes that looked perfect for a cold winter Sunday morning. I had found Blueberry Breakfast Buckle last week when wondering around Pinterest and decided to give it a try. I didn't have any of the big lush fresh blueberries that were featured in the original recipe but I had flash frozen some very small sweet berries during season last year. We live in an area filled with blueberry farms so I always try to make sure that I freeze enough fresh berries to get me through the season.
I doubled the recipe and I don't think that effected the outcome but I can't be sure. The flavor of the cake was very good and the crumble on top was perfect. The texture of the cake however was very dry, again I'm not sure if my doubling the recipe had anything to do with the texture or if using smaller berries changed the texture but when I try it again I will follow the recipe to the letter.
If you have some berries that need to be used up give this recipe a try and let me know your results. My results are no reflection on the original pinner's recipe as I did alter it.
Monday was my mom's 92nd. birthday, she still lives on her own and with the exception of her sight she is in better health than many who are much younger. Mom's 90th. Birthday We had a family dinner on Sunday so on Monday I picked her up at her apartment and took her to lunch, since it was such a nice yet cloudy winter day we decided to drive out to the big lake (Lake Michigan) to see what was up with winter at the shore. Before we even got out of town I had to stop at the dam since the swans were out. It was hard to get a picture of them together as they seemed to want their own space that day. Also taking a picture of something white on white isn't within my photo abilities either but this one was the best of the lot.
After a few more minutes of trying to get a good shot of the two beauties they finally moved a little closer to one another.
We headed west over to Grand Haven after lunch to see the ice mounds at the lake. I have to say this year they are not very impressive. Normally they are much larger and go further out into the lake. This is the pier at Grand Haven and one of my favorites in winter because of the bright red against the white snow.
What looks like the shore line in brown is really ice with beach sand blown over it during the winter.
So mom and I had a good day together and I can confirm that Lake Michigan is still there waiting for summer to return.