Memorial Day Celebration


Memorial Day is a time to remember our fallen warriors who have given their lives to protect our country and our way of life.. a free way of life.  Freedom to love, freedom to worship as we see fit, freedom to speak and think.

Thank you to all who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

I also thank our current military men and women and those veterans who have passed away, maybe not on active duty.  Their service to our country is appreciated and celebrated.

Jim Lovett WWII Vet father of Kathy Miller photo by Kathy Miller

 Thank you Dad for your service.

Memorial Day is also the start of the summer season.  Families and friends gather together to celebrate our country.

As with the Fourth of July, patriotic red, white and blue, the stars and stripes, and American flags of all sizes will be flown and used on tables.

Table set for Memorial Day photo by Kathy Miller

Memorial Day Meal photo by Kathy Miller

Patriotic Table photo by Kathy Miller

Mountain bench with fern and American flag photo by Kathy Miller

Patriotic Bunny In Fern photo by Kathy Miller

American Flag in Fern in antique wagon photo by Kathy Miller

Blueberries seem to go hand in hand with Patriotic Holidays such as Memorial Day and the 4th of July.

Blueberry Pecan Cobbler photo by Kathy Miller

This recipe is unique, two layers of crust with pecans sprinkled in between.

Pecans Layered on Crust then covered with blueberries photo by Kathy Miller

After baking for 10 minutes the remaining blueberries are spooned on top.  A lattice shaped crust tops the creation.

Blueberry Cobbler with latticed crust photo by Kathy Miller

Ingredients

  • 4 pints fresh blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 15 ounce package refrigerated pie crusts, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Bring first 7 ingredients to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat; stir until sugar melts. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.
  3. Spoon half of blueberry mixture into a lightly greased 8-inch square pan. Roll 1 piecrust to 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut an 8 inch square. Place over blueberry mixture; sprinkle with pecans.
  4. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes. Spoon remaining blueberry mixture over baked crust.
  5. Roll remaining pie crust to 1/8 inch thickness, and cut into 1 inch strips. Place in lattice design over blueberry mixture. Place pan on a baking sheet on middle oven rack. Bake at 450 degress for 10 minutes or until golden.
  6. Serve with ice cream.

Notes

I made this in a souffle dish. Turned out perfectly. The pecans and center pie crust give this cobbler a unique twist.

By KathyMillerTime
Adapted from from a long ago Southern Living

KathyMillerTime

Recipe Printed from www.kathymillertime.com

Blueberry Pecan Cobbler with baked crust photo by Kathy Miller

 And with my usual sign off…

Watch for upcoming stories from my summer travels.

 I welcome your comments, recipes and any inside information on your favorite tailgating spots.

Come celebrate with me.  I’ll save you a seat at the table.

 

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