Sunday, June 6, 2010

Blueberry Pancakes...

We picked 3 gallons of Blueberries yesterday and boy are they delicious!  The bushes were loaded with berries and it was easy to fill up our jugs quickly.  It's a good thing because just as we finished it started raining.  We had planned a trip into the big city of Tallahassee so we headed to Sam's Club and Petsmart for some kitty food.  We had to dodge rain showers most of the afternoon, but by the time we got most of the way home, it started to rain HARD!  The wipers just couldn't go fast enough and we had a difficult time seeing the road.  Unfortunately there weren't any good places to pull over.  We were close to home so we just kept going.  We were sure glad to get to our driveway.  We have a private driveway into our property that has some little streams running under the road.  Sometimes when it rains hard the water runs over the road.  We decided not to take a chance there, so we went to the side entrance to the property which is a well maintained gravel road.  We are lucky we have both options.

We munched on fresh blueberries all afternoon and I started flash freezing them on a cookie sheet.  Once they are frozen I vacuum seal them with my Food Saver Vacuum sealer.  It sure keeps the berries fresh so I can eat them all year...or until they run out.

This morning we had sausage and Blueberry pancakes for breakfast.  They were SO good!  I want more, but we didn't make it to the store and we are out of sausage and pancake syrup!  Poor planning, huh?   Unless....maybe there is some syrup in the motorhome??

I went to bed last night with my left thumb hurting really bad.  I've had this problem lately and hadn't been able to figure it out.  It almost feels like it's dislocated.  Al mentioned that maybe it is because of mowing and when I thought about it, I think he is right.  I've been mowing a LOT lately, most every day.  I think my grip on the handles to the zero turn mower may be the cause of this problem.  By the time I got up this morning, it was killing me and I couldn't even use my left hand.  I think I may need to re-adjust how I drive the mower.


Margie M. said... [Reply to comment]

Those blueberry pancakes sound fantastic. Glad to read you made it home safely through all of that rain. Those southern storms can be scary!

Hope your hand feels better soon.

-Nellie said... [Reply to comment]

Mmmmm....blueberry pancakes! With warm syrup.

Hope your thumb feels better soon. Maybe wearing gloves would help??