Monday, January 23, 2012

#makesmesmilemondays Papa's Weekly Visits and Fresh Frozen Wild Blueberries

Every Thursday, my Dad comes to town to spend some time with my children. Like all awesome Grandpas, he comes bearing gifts: Scamorza from Caputo's Cheese Factory, butter cookies from Veseckys in Berwyn, lollipops for Chiara. One such gift was a giant, 3 pound bag of Wyman's of Maine fresh frozen wild blueberries.

I never really liked/purchased frozen fruits, but these blueberries made me change my mind. They are just sweet enough and still bursting with fresh picked flavor. Having a three pound bag of blueberries in the freezer means that there is always a healthy snack on hand: Blueberries topped with a dollop of whipped cream. Mixed with plain yogurt and a spoonful of honey in the food processor for a delicious, easy and quick homemade "ice cream" (my Dad's invention). They are the perfect add-in to pancakes, waffles and muffins. I've been having a small bowl of plain blueberries, every day as a mid-morning snack, to bring a few vitamins and a sweet taste of summer to my (crummy, January, winter-in-Chicago) day. post signatureAnd wow! - blueberries really are nutrition powerhouses to boot!

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