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Sunday, July 26, 2009

7/27/09....It's a Blueberry Blue Monday...

Everyone is waiting to show you their great BLUES ....
THANKS, SMILING SALLY .....
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BLUE MONDAY is a grrrrreat day...
and even better with
BLUEBERRY MUFFINS....
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O, no....I didn't make them from scratch....
Duncan Hines is MUCH better at it than I am....
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But I did put my own spin on them.....
Extra vanilla...always...
2 handfuls of chopped pecans
and fresh blueberries....
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The mix comes with a can of great blueberries, tiny ones.....
I just added a bunch...oh, a couple handfuls maybe, of fresh berries...
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That brown sugar streusel on top....
O HONEY !
just delicious !
and a scoop or two of your favorite ice cream doesn't hurt anything, either !!
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I just wonder if all blueberries are as good as the ones from Texas ??

BLESSINGS, bj

47 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love Michigan blueberries...that is where I grew up. North Carolina berries are great too! I would never have thought to add fresh blueberries to muffin mix! Thank you BJ! Great idea.
xoxo
Penny

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi BJ!

Sorry but I drooled all over those blueberry muffins and the ice cream! I love blueberry anything!! Mmmmmm

I saw your last post and I want you to know I have an old sister to that green hamper of yours... well maybe old aunt! I found it at my late Aunt's house when cleaning it out only it has a wooden lid. It's all chippy and a mess and I adore it. Wes said the same thing, if I love it adopt it and take it home!

Big hugs, sherry

Adrienne said...

Yumm-O! We have such gorgeous blueberries in our valley here in Oregon. I really should go out and pick a bunch but I'd rather just sit and enjoy them in my mouth! ~Adrienne~

Chrissy said...

OH BJ...I am so glad you came by,I always feel like a dear friend stopped in when I see your note...hope you are enjoying your summer,be over before we know it,all the best,0x0x0x

Lynns Lovelies said...

Oh BJ~~~you are tooo cute!!OOO! those BJ'd blueberry muffins look sooooo good, especially with ice cream! I will take 2 orders please! I do have some fresh blueberries we just bought yesterday from the Farmers Market.
LOVE.Them!!

Thanks so much for my fairydust, aka snow~~I just love the magical feel. Have added it to both of my blogs!
Enjoy your treats!
Hugs,
Lynn♥

blushing rose said...

Love your muffins, & YES they are wonderful, but I've never added ice cream but will next time. We have gigantic blueberries here in Maryland ... we picked tons last year & have a few left.

Yes, our country is in horrible trouble. I love & agree with your sidebar references, 900%. PRAY like you've never prayed before, I know God has a reason for all of this, but hopefully it will pass very quickly.

TTFN ~Marydon

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh BJ< every time I come by here you have the best food...Now I love those Blue dishes i also see there...Happy Blue Monday to you my friend...I'll be in Texas this week...YAHOO!! May you have a great week girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cathy said...

What a wonderful idea to add all your own touches to the box mix!!! It takes them up a notch!!! They look absolutely mouth-watering!!!

I love the way you show-cased them too!!! DARLING!!!

You are so creative...I love it!!!

Happy Sunday...sweet BJ!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Sares said...

Yummy! I hope your Monday isn't truly blue, but rosie pink with happiness!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Oh my goodness, these look so delicious! I just bought a thing of blueberries and can't wait to get to them. This gives me some ideas!

Oh, wanted to let you know that if you are interested in getting Stella, Jill was asking people to leave comments on her latest post saying why they wanted her.

Kady

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Barb said...

They look good BJ.

I'm thinkin' Oregon blueberries taste awful good.
But then i have never had Texas blueberries either. so.... who knows. =0))
Blessings and thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.

barbara jean

squawmama said...

Hi BJ, I think the Blueberries from anywhere USA is good... they just might not be as BIG. LOL I loved your idea of extra blueberries and nuts... not to mention the ice cream. YUM!!! Have a good one my sweet friend

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Dena said...

BJ, these look so scrumptious! Okay, I have some blueberry muffin pop tarts that I bought for the boys...they're going to have to do because I need something blueberry-ish desperately now :)

Hugs,
Dena

CailinMarie said...

oh wow! the extra vanilla and pecans and then ice cream! YUMMY!

Barnyard Country Gifts said...

It looks really delicious.
Have a nice blue monday, Annemieke

Greyscale Territory said...

Those fresh blueberries drizzled round the muffins make the whole banquet appear quite exotic! Very tempting images!

Theresa said...

Only YOU could make me hungry with Blueberry Hill playing in the background! Thanks, gotta get some breakfast:) Have a blessed day!

Southern Lady said...

What delicious looking muffins, BJ ... and beautiful pictures. I've never thought of putting pecans in blueberry muffins. I'll be sure and try it the next time Mr. Hines and I make some.

Hope you have a happy Blue Monday and get some much needed rain soon.

Mary said...

Those muffins do look good - chock full of berries and I'm sure every morsel was bluelicious. I love your photos.

SmilingSally said...

Oh BJ, you've got me cravin' again! Those look so good, and I just love blueberries. I agree that Duncan Hines is the best mix. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Barbara said...

BJ What a silly question, of course everything in Texas taste better!!!!! Your post is beautiful, the muffins, blueberries. blue dishes and flowers on red cloth.

Wonderful.

Happy Blue Monday

A True Texan

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Freshly baked muffins! Warm and soft and fluffy - Oh yummy! The ice cream is a bonus! :-)

Li

Charli and me said...

Good morning BJ. Oh blueberries are my favorite. Your muffins looks so yummy. I can almost taste one with a hot steeming cup of coffee. Happy Blue Monday!

Justine said...

Did you hear that? The big grumbling noise? That was my stach growling!

Justine :o )

Stacey said...

I don't think I've ever seen Texas blueberries! Seems like they are always from the north somewhere. Your muffins looks so yummy. You always make the best food!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Looking pretty yummy, BJ! I like your presentation too! Happy Blue Monday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Knitty said...

I have some Michigan blueberries waiting to be baked into something yummy. I bought blackberries too, but ate them before they could be used in anything.

Reflections ... said...

Oh my! What a DELICIOUS post! I'm sitting here with my cup of morning coffee and those blueberry muffins would be perfect!

I've used the "packaged" treats before and they were good, but now I will use your tips to make mouthwatering muffins!

I loved your table setting too. Very pretty dishes. It's all so lovely!

Enjoy your Monday.
Sharlotte

PS - And yes, Texas blueberries are great!

claudie said...

Those are some mighty fine blueberries BJ. Don't think they grow that big around here. Probably are drowning anyway, there has been sooooooo much rain here this month.
Looks yummy.
Happy Blue-berry Monday
Love Claudie
xox

salmagundi said...

Blueberries - yum! I've had blueberries in Maine and they were good, but small. Are Texas blueberries the large ones? Your pictures of food are so wonderful - I always just want to dive in and devour. Sally

~Just me again~ said...

Mmmm that just made my mouth water, Nice blues!

Justine said...

OMG, I had to come look. I DID write "stach"! ROFL!
Wanna know what's really funny? My friend across the street made low sugar homemade blueberry muffins this morning and just delivered one fresh to my front porch!

Justine :o )

Boo-Bah said...

Blueberry muffins are a favorite at my house. Duncan Hines does a beautiful job with them and your extra touches makes them scrumptious.
A very cute post, I enjoyed it.

Happy week to you.
Iris

ivoryspring said...

BJ,

Lovely blue post! I absolutely enjoy seeing pictures of some of your blue/white pieces.

Beverly said...

Oh honey is right. And I say, God bless BJ.

Everything is better with pecans. Yum!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

And I cannot eat blueberries! It made me want to cry looking at those gorgeous muffins and beautiful berries! So delicious looking. I have missed visiting SO much and missed so much!
You always post the most wonderful recipes!
Hugs and more hugs...
Mona

The Fajdich Times said...

Yumm.......that looks so good:)

Candy said...

And that's how it's done here in TEXAS. D e l i s h !!!
And here I am, minding my own business, trying to stay out of the kitchen...and along comes a visit by BJ. I sure am glad I done have a box of those in the pantry...oh wait...I might.......................

Cottage Rose said...

Hey BJ; What a Yummy looking Post.. I adore blueberry muffins,,, and yours wow look just beautiful... and the ice cream.. gosh geee. Love your blue and white plates in the back ground.... you always set up such beautiful photos.... have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

jeanne said...

Hi BJ, we're home and I am soooo happy to be home to stay for good. At least until the Gator football games start. That will in the fall. I love your blueberry muffins. Girl you are one terrific baker. I am going to try this with some added fresh berries and pecans. Mmmmmm.

I am excited about your visit with a blogging friend. I have loved meeting some of my blogging friends this year. I will be waiting for your post.

Hugs...Jeanne

PEA said...

Ummm...BJ? Can I come live with you??? You always have such delicious looking desserts going on!! lol I love anything with blueberries and those muffins look incredibly yummy. The wild blueberries are ready over here and when I travel to town, all you see are cars parked on the side of the highway...people are in the bush picking them:-) I haven't gone yet but should soon before they're all done!! xoxo

Lisa said...

Adding blueberries to the mix is a great idea. Why, in all of the years that I have made those muffins, have I not once thought to add fresh berries?

ellen b. said...

What a fabulous Blue Monday post BJ! Love it...

Fifi Flowers said...

Oooooh I want one of those muffins with my cafe creme tomorrow morning! YUMMMM!

Regina said...

Yummy! Nice post.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Your muffins look scrumptious! And I love all the photos.