[FHCx246] National Blueberry Popsicle

We think this is the last of the popsicle days…

IT’S NATIONAL BLUEBERRY POPSICLE DAY!

And we’re doing something better than usual!

Blueberry isn’t a normal flavor that you find in popsicles. Grape, orange, cherry, strawberry, etc. etc. but nobody makes an easily-accessible blueberry. Well we struck gold on our outing to the Minnesota State Fair (the best state fair). When taking a break from the Cheesy French Onion Monkey Bread from Blue Moon, the food that Andrew Zimmern said was the best new food this year the day after we declared the same, we found ourselves at a cold treat thanks to Minnesota Farmers’ Union and Grand Ole Creamery.

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Refreshing ice cream pop, and even had some cake inside!

We really had a lot of fun. Thanks, State Fair!

Tomorrow is International Bacon Day and National Welsh Rarebit Day.

-SPAK

[FHCx193] National Blueberry Muffin Day/National Mojito Day

Oh, that‘s what those blueberries were for!

IT’S NATIONAL BLUEBERRY MUFFIN DAY AND NATIONAL MOJITO DAY!

Oh, man. Foresight. Wouldn’t that be cool. Instead we got some mini blueberry muffins!

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And then there was the quest for a mojito! We racked our brains for what Cuban food we could get with some mojito, but opted for something a little bit west of Cuba. Like, Mexican mojito. At La Casita.

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It was citrusy and minty and very refreshing! As summer hit over 90 degrees with 100% humidity today, we were craving anything that gave the sensation of air conditioning while also experiencing air conditioning. La Casita delivered. It was also 1/2 price burrito day, which is like winning the G.D. lottery.

Tomorrow is National Pecan Pie Day!

-SPAK

[FHCx147] National Blueberry Cheesecake Day/National Cherry Dessert Day

Fruity!

IT’S NATIONAL BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE DAY AND CHERRY DESSERT DAY!

Reading through the food holidays is like listening to Bubba in Forrest Gump. You could probably make a whole calendar of cheesecake days. White Chocolate Cheesecake, Cherry Cheesecake, Blueberry Cheesecake (today), Regular Cheesecake (July 30th), Pumpkin Cheesecake (October 21st)… It’s kind of cheating, don’t you think? Like, hooray for us, I guess, eating all this cheesecake in 2016, but what happened to the slightly more creative ideas?

Regardless, we picked up an itty bitty cheesecake to share, and topped it with some cherry pie filling and some blueberries. A nice little treat without buying a whole cheesecake sampler and going to town on it.

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It was as tasty as it was pretty. And we got to share it! So happy yet-another-cheesecake-day and we’ll see you at the next one.

Tomorrow is National Grape Popsicle Day!

-SPAK

[FHCx119] National Blueberry Pie Day

We’re no strangers to blueberries and

IT’S BLUEBERRY PIE DAY!

But we just can’t have the crust. That’s ok, Manischewitz has us covered since we have a little bit of time left on this Passover holiday.

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One thing that’s nice about blueberry pie among all the other fruit pies is that you don’t have to cut up or de-stem or de-pit a bunch of fruit for it. Cherries? Gotta take care of that mess of stems and pits individually. Apples? Gotta peel them and cut them. Blueberries? You can eat them whole. So make some sauce out of ’em. (Okay, yes, sometimes you get blueberries with stems. But most of the time you don’t so shaddap!)

SPom did the honors:

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Tasty and lovely. Thanks, SPom!

Tomorrow is Shrimp Scampi Day!

-SPAK

[FHCx70] National Blueberry Popover Day!

SP is recovering from a horrible gastroenteritis (my poor baby), but I made stuff today!

TODAY IS NATIONAL BLUEBERRY POPOVER DAY!

The recipe called for a large muffin tin with 6 muffin slots, but we don’t have one of those. Since the recipe is tailored to making 6 popovers and it would be too much work for a sub-novice baker such as myself to adjust the recipe for use in a 12-muffin tin, I just put butter into 6 of the muffin cups.

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Little bits of butter in a muffin tin

Well, wouldn’t you know it, 6 large muffin cups’ worth of batter does NOT fit into 6 smaller muffin cups. This is when I got scared.

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My muffin cup runneth over. 

The right corner cup and the left middle cup are filled with my overflow batter, and without butter. I decided to see if they’d turn out much different without the butter, because at this point I kind of figured they wouldn’t turn out anyway.

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After the blueberries, some cinnamon sugar mixture goes on top. I even put some on the overflow puddles!

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They have popped over!

Some powdered sugar and lemon juice gets sprinkled on top, and you’ve got your popover. They were eggy and sweet (while not overly so), although prior experience with more professional popovers makes me wonder if they should have risen more and had more air in the center. Either way, they were surprisingly good! Despite my failures! I kind of wonder what they’d be like with fillings other than blueberry.

Tune in tomorrow for National Eat Your Noodles Day and National Oatmeal-Nut Waffle Day!

-SPAK