The next time I wish for a big snow or listen longingly to the weather reports of cities receiving record snowfalls, would someone please smack me. With Friday's snowfall of 23 inches and now with last night's and today's addition of 6 inches and counting I don't think I will ever again venture outside of my home. Except of course to shovel. We are making the best of it and I must say it does bring a neighborhood together. Everyone checking on eachother and lending a hand whenever we can. I know my son was sure thankful to a kind neighbor who brought his snowblower over to help him dig the driveway out. With the schools all closed and even my husband's office closed for the day, it allows for some fun family time. As the saying goes "When life gives you lemons, make lemonaid". Well I say "When Winter gives you the blues, make Blueberry Buckle" And that is just what I did.........
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 cups blueberries
In a mixing bowl, cream butter with the sugar until light and airy.
Blend in the egg.
In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk to the creamed mixture.
Gently fold in the blueberries.
Pour into a greased and floured 8 x 8 inch pan.
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
Combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon in a bowl and cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
Sprinkle over batter in the pan. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 40 -45 minutes. Place the pan on a rack to cool. Cut into squares and serve warm. Serves 6
I am sure this would be wonderful with vanilla ice-cream however I just can't bring myself to eat something cold and white :)
About Dandelion Wishes--Why a Dandelion you ask???
As I was contemplating starting my blog and opening my etsy shop, many thoughts swam in my head. What would I write about, what would I sell and what in the world would I call my blog and shop? Oh I had a list of names--which one should I choose? I finally decided on Dandelion Wishes. Why that name you ask? Why a dandelion--they are such a nuisance poking their little yellow heads right out into the beautiful green grass. Then there are those little white seed parachutes floating over my lawn just looking for a place to land and grow more little yellow heads in my beautiful grass. If I would have stopped at that thought I never would have choosen the dandelion to represent my blog. Who want's to be known as a nuisance?? Not me. As I stopped and really looked at the little yellow flower, I discovered that it is really quite beautiful. With it's many petals and it's happy yellow color I found it to be really very cheery. And then the thought struck me. There are many things that come into our lives that at first we consider a nuisance. But if we really stop to think about them, often they can become a thing of beauty--teaching lessons and helping us to grow and mature in our lives. I couldn't think of a better name for my blog and shop. It helps to remind me to stop and see the beauty in all situations, to ask myself what lesson I am to be learning, and how does this situation help me to grow into a better person. I wish that for all of you my friends as well. Thank you for visiting Dandelion Wishes. I hope you enjoy your stay.