With so few days of summer left, I needed to jump on the opportunity to get my friends together for a picnic. Everyone knows brunch is the most important meal of the week, and I decided to take it to the park for extra flair. Three hours of snacking and lounging in the late-summer breeze with good company is time well spent. Fresh fruit, baguettes, cheese, tomatoes, mimosas, animal crackers, pie…a perfect mish-mash of picnic fare was present. The highlight was Gwen’s blueberry crisp (recipe below).
Gwen’s Blueberry Stuff – She adapted it from a recipe she found online and used berries picked by Uncle Larry in Bayfield. I bet any kind of fruit would be outstanding.
1 c. butter 1 c. brown sugar 1 c. flour 1 1/2 c. quick oats
1/2 tsp. salt 1 qt. fresh blueberries mixed with 2 tsp sugar and 1 Tb flour (or a 15 oz can if you don’t have an Uncle Larry)
In a medium bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Stir in flour, salt and oats and mix until combined. Pat 2/3 of the mixture into an ungreased 9-inch pie pan. Spread blueberries onto crust. Pat the remaining oat mixture onto top. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until golden brown and bubbly, 40-50 minutes.