Blueberry Harvest

Just a few short weeks ago, our blueberries weren't even showing signs of blue. They ripened very fast in the hot weather, and we had our first harvest last night. The kids had so much fun! Aidan wanted to make a blueberry pie with his basket of berries, and Avery wanted a blueberry cake. They settled on individual blueberry crisps which they made (mostly) themselves. This is a very easy recipe for kids, and cooks up fast in the toaster oven or Easy-Bake oven.

Blueberry Crisp

Mix until crumbly in small bowl:
1 Tablespoon butter
2Tablespoons oats
1Tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon flour
Dash of cinnamon

Put a handful of blueberries (or chopped peach, apple, any variety of berries) in the bottom of a small baking dish. Cover with crumbly mix. Bake at 350 until top begins to brown and fruit bubbles, about 10 minutes. Cool and enjoy alone or with ice cream, whipped cream, or icing (which my daughter makes from powdered sugar with a dash of milk).

The kids did not share, but they really enjoyed making their own treats with the fruit of their labor.

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