10.01.2009

blueberry bliss....

Call me crazy.......but this is what we had for dinner on Tuesday night.





If you know me.....then you know that i am a fly by the seat of my pants sorta girl.....and i normally never tell ya what i'm eating.....

or cooking for that matter...

because i don't cook....

but trust me on this one.....

i don't make weekly menu's even though i love reading my new friend Erin's....

and i recently just shouted out on Facebook the other day for someone to please send me some

crock pot recipe's ........



i need easy.....

because the kids are screaming at me....

no.more.mac n cheese.please

{duh}....like i'm gonna listen.....

boil water

open box

dump in mac

drain

open Velveeta packet

dinner has never been easier!


i know...don't roll your eye's at me...

but it's so easy.....

even though i don't cook a whole lot....

i do love to bake....

and this is what we made....

it's a Kasey classic for the fall...

blueberry pumpkin bread.

We also watch Biggest Loser.....

how appropriate....

eating bread while we watch these people.

the more they lose....the more we stuff our faces...


sheesh.







on to some other little news......

i did it....

i nominated my little lola for the national Gap casting call.

yes...

i did.

you can enter your child to...it was easy.....

and who knows....if our kids win...then ...

just think......

they could support us....

i might even be able to quit my day job....
errrr....
well....taking care of her is my day job.....
but maybe my day job could have some perks....
hmmm.....

even...possibly...bake a bit more....

well......maybe that's asking a bit much.

Here is the link....if you wanted to...not saying you have to...

but you could vote { here }.







Here is the blueberry pumpkin bread recipe:

3 c. sugar

1 c. vege oil

3 L. eggs

1- 16 ounce can pumpkin

3 c. all purpose flour

1. tsp ground cloves

1. tsp. ground cinnamon

1. tsp. ground nutmeg

1. tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. baking powder

*preheat oven to 350*. Butter two 9x5x3-inch loaf pans. Beat sugar and oil in large bowl to blend. Mix in eggs and pumpkin. Sift flour, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt, and baking powder into large bowl. Stir into pumpkin mixture. Then add an many blueberries as your heart desires.....
or about 1/2 cup to each loaf....

Voila!

Bake away.....

my recipe says an hour...but it normally is around 45 minutes....

you don't want it to dry.....we like it a little moist.
and yes...there is LOTS of WHITE FLOUR and SUGAR.....
so if you are on one of those...
i.don't.eat. white flour.and . sugar
then....
good news...you don't have to try it.....
but i do....
and i top it off with a glass of the finest red wine.

Well girls.....do tell....what is your favorite fall classic?


Till we meet again...

xo



51 comments:

Transparent Mama said...

I am now feeling quite deprived of all things fall after reading a bunch of blogs with great fall colors and activities. It is still summer here and it will be through December. Love the picture of your girl. She is sure to win.

mrs boo radley said...

Lola = winner.

Love me some roasted pumpkin curry! Or baked squash with butter. Or roasted yams with green garlic olives. So fallish.

Amanda @ Bits and Pieces said...

You crack me up over and over!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

my mouth has been watering ever since you mentioned this the other day. I can't wait to try this recipe! MMMM!

You are fabulous. I'll keep voting for Lola....

xoxo

Simply Mel said...

Blueberries and pumpkin - love the color combo, so it must taste divine!

B said...

Mmmm, looks divine and so does Lola; what a doll :O)

Lora said...

mmm...sounds great!

I love your blog :0)

Marit said...

I go with the red wine... but that's all. I don't bake - duuhhh, tomorrow I will. I have to. It's my birthday. So a cake. Visitors want a cake. I don't like bought ones. OK. I bake. Twice a year. Me and my son's birthday. Or maybe triple. my man's birthday. But he's not into cakes much. Thank goodness! Love your photo's!!!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

That Lola is one cute cool chick - I vote for her!

Rachael said...

Sounds SOOOOO....good, especially with the glass of wine! I ate a piece of my birthday cake and a Corona Light for dinner last week, and I didn't feel a bit guilty about it!

Beautiful blog by the way :-)

Jo said...

I love pumpkin bread. I never thought of adding blueberries ~ must try ~ I also never thought of having a glass of wine with ~ must, must try!

Jo

*The Beautiful Life* said...

So gonna try this recipe! I may make two batches -- one with blueberries and one with chocolate chips! :)

Oh yeah... my hubby detests anything with pumpkin.... SWEET! More for me!

Thanks Kasey!

Ruth

Tiffany said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe! Lola should definitely be a winner. If not, they are crazy.

I nominated my little man, Tyson too! Just for fun. Maybe they'll both win! Wouldn't that be fun? : )

paige said...

look at you my well rounded blogger, throwing out foodie entries!
seriously
i love the image of those pretty little measuring cups & the blueberries...so very pretty.
my fave fall treat...candy corn which can only be eaten during the month of october, right?
mwah!

LuLu & Co. said...

you are such a good mommy making this yummy treat! care to send me some in the mail... okay your answer is probable no... i must give it go than! it looks too good not to!!
xo,
LuLu

erin said...

wonderful recipe...but i gave up cooking! yippie! (my kiddos are grown, so i can do this). sweet little blondie lola is sure to win...all 3 of your kids are adoreable. love your blog!

SCmama1971 said...

lol
Your posts always make me giggle.
Thank you for the recipe! It sounds de-lish!
As for the gap casting call....I have 3 that I enter every year. Nothing. It seems they want someone who is of ethnic looks and between the ages of 5-10.
Goodluck! ;)

Honey Bend Vintage said...

That is a sure thing!!!!! Couple things do you not love me anymore? Please tell me you were kidding about the bedazzler?? That scares me a little~
Bristol

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

The bread looks fabulous!! And so does Lola!!

traci said...

sounds good. i love white flour and sugar!!!!! good luck to your beautiful Lola!!!! i am off to vote now.

Alison said...

I make a mean pumpkin bread but I never thought to add blueberries. Sounds delicious, going to have to try this! I entered Amelia in this too. I will pop on there later and vote for miss Lola. I could just see her in a GAP ad! As for my fall favorite, pumpkin pancakes! yummy.

Backyard Candle Co. said...

That sounds sooo good! I'm gonna have to make that even tho I suck so bad at baking. A gourmet meal, I can do, but baking usually equals disaster.
Lola is darling, if she doesn't win it would be a miscarriage of justice!

Leah C said...

Lola is already a winner:) I'm gonna have to try that recipe of yours...never thought to put blueberries in my pumpkin bread! Yummy:)

mimi charmante said...

I am absolutely making that today!!!
Yet another reason why I love you~
xx

littlebyrd said...

We are all about the white flour and sugar here - lol! Lola would be PERFECT to model for Gap....I can totally see it. Keeping my fingers crossed for her ;)

Katie said...

Oh my gosh...your daughter is too cute~I will be voting!! :)

P.S. Thank you for the comments on my blog~I really appreciate you taking the time to read!

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

Looks delicious! Pumpkin is my favorite and I adoooore blueberries.

Lissa said...

Hey! I have a crock pot recipe I could send you if you like spaghetti. It's super yummy.

Good luck on the Gap thing! xo


thanks for the recipe!

Simone said...

Oooh, they looks delicious!

I LOL at the Biggest Loser comment....I totally do that too....watch diet shows AND eat at the same time, usually it's cookies with me....I think I subsconsciously think that their weight loss applies to me too .....somehow....

Lola SHOULD absolutely win....off to vote for her now....she has an incredibly gorgeous face :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Again you just make me laugh. Wouldn't that be something if little Lola could support you...HA:) I need to get my girls in on that!

Blueberries and pumpkins...two of my favorite yummy things. I'll have to make this as soon as my sugar fast is over. Thanks for the recipe. I hate cooking too, so this will be a stretch for me.

laterg8r said...

i hope your daughter wins!

i loathe cooking too - tell us if you get any good crock pot recipes!

Elle said...

I make a pumpkin bread similar to yours and I put anything from craisins to white chocolate to banana chips in it... so tasty and I've never had a bad version!

The Flying Bee said...

I don't bake that much,but love blueberries, so I might have to try this.

Beautiful picture of Lola...looks like you got a winner to me. I'll be adding my vote.

Did you get my email?

tara said...

That recipe sounds wonderful...now I need to find the time to bake!! :)

Andrea Villarreal said...

Love the measuring cups up top! Good luck to Lola!! Of course I'll vote for her she a a cutey pie:)

Twig - Love Your Home said...

Ummm...so....maybe if I come over and make that pizza...you can come over and make me some of that bread?! I think that's a great idea. ha!

Sarah said...

Good luck on the casting call! She is gorgeous, I can totally see her in a Gap ad!
By the way, google for a blog called 365 days of crockpot cooking something to that effect, she cooked every single day for a year in her crock pot, surely there are enough ideas on her blog to get some insight and creativity! :)
I am more of the spaghetti monster, I make that quite often, especially during back to school time when we are figuring out our schedule, it is just too easy!
Trying to remember how to cook meat and make a VARIETY of meals! :)
Have a great day!

Kacey said...

Mmm, sounds yummy!

My fave fall classic is simple, so you'll probably appreciate it. Oatmeal raisin cookies - made with a pouch of Betty Crocker Oatmeal cookie mix! I mix it according to the directions, and add 1 tsp. of cinnamon, 1 tsp. of vanilla and mix in some raisins. Super easy and yummier than any from-scratch version I've made!

P.S. I got the card in the mail yesterday. (Yay, post office!) Thank you.

Julie Harward said...

Well..that was the easiest vote I've ever cast..she is a sweet beauty!
I'm making the pumpkin BB bread today for sure, I never thought of those two combined but it sounds so good! Thanks for that and good luck to you beautiful daughter! :D

Grace.... said...

everyone was out in my house last evening....so i had one of my favorites.....popcorn!....with loads of butter.....just me and the dogs!....it was like a holiday!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

I think GapKids would see a huge surge in sales if Lola was their model! She's got the look. Love your piles of wood and the fact that HOttie hunted it down for you. My hubby would probably commit me if I suggested that to him. :)

PS~Erin said...

Thought I left you a comment earlier, but then I saw this window sitting open on my desktop... I suppose it could have all been in my head. (Scary.) Thanks for the recipe, and the link! I have some new readers today and I have a sneaking suspicion it's due to your shout out :-)

I voted for Lola!

Kaydence Mesy said...

Umm, I love all things blueberry and all things pumpkin. They are my two favorite things and I would never have thought of mixing the two together!! (I also am obsessed with blue cheese but we'll leave that out of this mix) Sweet tasty goodness!! Lola - I think you just rocked my world!

jen from windy ridge said...

YUM!

Lola would make the PERFECT gap model!!

Lori said...

My vote is in for Lola! I am so glad that you posted the recipe for the pumpkin bread ~ it looks delish!

stacy di said...

ooh...looks yummy!! And it's so cold now, that I might just have to bake some for dinner :)

I love anything with apples in the fall...

Laura said...

The biggest loser makes me STARVING.
I will have to try this

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Can't wait to try this recipe! Sounds fabulous. Hoping your Lola wins.
Kirsten

Jacqueline said...

Fabulous recipe.....will go and vote for Lola in a sec...here's hoping that you will be able to live in the lap of luxury when she wins !!!!

Alicia said...

Love Lola but what no Finn??? Gap would be nutz to turn down either face!!!
I had to laugh I watched BL with a bowl of ice cream & felt guilty until the salty caramel reminded how good it was.
Im definitely trying the recipe. My fav is my Autumn Harvest soup...pumpkin, butternut, late season red, yellow peppers, cream, butter , stock and whoosh blended to perfection.
Man that sounds good....

Lisa said...

Looks great. Will try this recipe soon. Since you said you needed crock pot recipes. Heres an easy one ( with veggies!) You will need-
a roast,a bag of precut baby carrots, and cut potatoes in 6 pieces. I family size can of cream of mushroom. DUMP it all in your crock pot on high for 6 hrs. Easy and even the kid's cant resist veggies smothered in cream of mushroom! Not your gourmet meal but hearty and home cooked, enough to please the hubby and the kids!