Menu Monday and Strawberry Blueberry Cobbler – Holy Yum.

I love getting cookbooks from my library – they are so expensive these days.Β  One in particular that I got was this one – it would have been $35.00 in the store!

My friend Beth uses King Arthur flour all the time and bakes up some of the best things – check out these whole wheat hot cross buns she made. πŸ˜€

I was reading it like a book and got the section of Cobblers, Grunts and Slumps.Β  Still don’t know what a grunt and a slump is . . . but I knew what a cobbler was.Β  And realized I’d never made one before.Β  I did change the recipe to make it more WW friendly – the original recipe called for 1 stick of butter for the topping!Β  I cut the biscuit topping recipe in half and it worked out perfect.Β  Quite possibly one of the best desserts I’ve ever made.Β  The recipe also was for a peach-blueberry cobbler, but when I defrosted my peaches, they tasted like ass – so I subbed in fresh strawberries instead – best move ever. πŸ˜€

Tony and I both agree on slightly sweet desserts, and this one fit the bill perfectly.Β  And served with some vanilla ice cream on the side?Β  Heaven in a bowl!

Strawberry Blueberry Cobbler

  • 4 servings would beΒ 8 points, 6 servings would be 5.5 points and 8 servings would be 4 points

Ingredients for biscuit topping:

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of milk

Filling:

  • 1 quart of fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar (sprinkled over the top of the biscuits before going in the oven)

Preheat oven to 350.Β  In a baking dish, spray with pam.Β  To make the biscuit mixture combine all ingredients into a food processor – pulse until the mixture is incorporated – don’t worry, this is a very wet dough.

Combine the strawberries, blueberries, brown sugar, corn startch, nutmeg and salt.Β  Let sit for 15 minutes.Β 

Pour fruit mixture into prepared dish.Β  I just used a teaspoon and placed dollops of dough across the top – doesn’t have to be perfect, and you can have holes on top – the dough will rise while baking.Β  Cook for 45 minutes, until the fruit is bubbly and the biscuit topping is slightly browned.Β  Let cool – this is perfect at room temperature – so its a great make ahead dessert.

heres how the biscuit topping looks before going in the oven

the smell coming out of the oven was amazing

Β 

seriously worth 8 points to eat 1/4 of this dish πŸ˜€

This will definitely not be the last cobbler I make πŸ˜€

My Mom had a concert at her church yesterday morning – I was trying to beΒ quiet and didn’t use my flash, and sadly none of my pictures turned out. 😦  You did a great job Momma!

My sister was there too – and afterwards we picked up her kids and went to Caputo’s by her house.Β  It was huge!

And while I said I was going to menu plan with what I had on hand, I did need fresh fruit, veggies, seltzer, coffee, toilet paper, etc. – so I spent $66 this week.

Lunches:

  • chicken noodle soup with spinach apple carrot salad
  • buffalo chicken burgers on magic rolls
  • spaghetti squash pasta with ricotta and lemon garlic sauce
  • pinto bean and couscous tostadas
  • broccoli mac n cheese

Dinners:

  • Brined pork chops, homemade rice-a-roni and green beans
  • Cincinnati chili mac three ways
  • Creamy herbed chicken in puff pastry
  • Steak and Twice Baked Potatoes
  • Sausage Calzones

Anything new on your menu this week?Β  Check out the gas prices by my Mom’s house!Β  So far the most I’ve paid is $3.99 – isn’t it crazy??!!

Hope you have a great Monday! πŸ˜€Β  I am off the gym to get my swim on – sadly I need to scrape the snow off my car before I leave – really?? Snow in April?!

Update – check out the BSI round up from last week – Veronica chose cream cheese and there are some amazing dishes that were submitted! πŸ˜€

Advertisements

36 thoughts on “Menu Monday and Strawberry Blueberry Cobbler – Holy Yum.

  1. That cobbler looks awesome! Wow, I haven’t seen gas hit the 4’s yet either. It doesn’t surprise me. Seriously insane.

  2. Thanks for the shout out Biz! I love that Whole Grain Cookbook, but I’ve also started just swaping out White Whole Wheat for All Purpose Flour in tons of recipes! Can’t wait to see if you try any bread from the book!

  3. Crisps/cobblers/grunts are my favorite desserts! You just can’t beat hot fruit and a crunchy topping. Yum! Yours looks just perfect. Sounds like you had a nice weekend. The menu plan looks fantastic. I can’t wait to see your spaghetti squash. I am going to try and figure out if I can plant spaghetti squash in my garden today. Happy Monday

  4. The first time I made Mr. Helen peach cobbler he was so excited! Then when I served it he got very, very sad. Turns out what his grandma made called peach cobbler was more like a deep dish peach pie so he wasn’t expecting that sort of topping. To this day if I say I’m making cobbler he asks, “Which kind?”

  5. Homemade Rice-a-Roni? I need to know more!

    I’m so impressed with the creativity of your lunches. No boring sandwiches, there!

  6. Yummy cobbler! You got snow in April, that is crazy along with the gas prices. We had horrendous storms here but no damage, just a house full of bored kids!!

  7. I love getting cookbooks from the library, too! My library offers this great reserving system where it will pull a book request from any library in the county to loan! So fun!

    Looks like a yummy week ahead, Biz!

  8. I think gas here is around 3.70. I haven’t been driving much lately because I walk to school, but I think that’s where it’s at.

    Cobbler looks great! πŸ™‚

  9. Weighting For 50

    Hi Biz, oh wow, the cobbler looks soooooo good! Looking forward to recipes and photos of some of those upcoming meals. Have a good Monday!!!

  10. DiningAndDishing

    LOVE the library! Glad to see another fan :). The whole concept of borrowing a book for free is so wonderful – I’m sad to see more people don’t take advantage! Especially of cookbooks that produce recipes like that :).

    – Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

  11. That cobbler looks so amazing! And it seems healthy enough to eat as breakfast. I totally would. πŸ™‚ Gas prices are crazy but we’re not that high yet–here they are $3.65/gallon. Oi. I might need help finding next week’s host. I asked Pam from Apples to Zucchini and she didn’t get my message until today. She said she would have loved to (she thought it was too late) so I asked if she was still willing. I haven’t heard back yet but as soon as I do, I’ll be in touch.

  12. I bought 5lbs of strawberries for $3.99 this weekend and have a ton left…might have to make this cobbler!

  13. I love a cobbler and never had one with strawberries but it looks fabulous! I read cookbooks like they are a novel. Can’t get enough of them.

    I made a new pizza recipe over the weekend and I was going to make kebobs after you blogged about them but time got away from me so instead I marinated whole breasts and had hubby put them on the grill. They were delicious but not as fancy as the the kebobs would have been.

    I am super excited and totally brain fried from all the work! πŸ™‚
    Also got my new and improved blog launched yesterday! Not everyone has access to it yet, I guess the servers can take 48-72 hours to find the new site! I have a new recipe naviagtion page and each recipe has a thumbnail photo so you scan the recipes and photos! Also installed a print feature so it’s easy to print recipes.

  14. Wow, that cobbler looks amazing!!
    Whenever I read your blog, I realize there are so many foods I haven’t made! You are such an inspiration. Keep cooking!

  15. Wow that cobbler looks very tasty. Our gas prices are around $3.80. I can’t imagine paying more.

  16. We’ve seen gas as expensive as $4.60 here in San Diego, but that was one of those primo spots like the gas station at North Avenue & La Salle in Chicago. The kind you drive by, but would never actually PAY for. haha.

    That cobbler looks SO good! πŸ˜€

  17. My WW scale arrived Saturday, cannot wait to get it unpacked and playing/using it.
    Thanks so much for the awesome win!!

    That cobbler looks yummy πŸ™‚

  18. We were swim buddies this morning! I love cobbler. Love it.

    I saw gas for $3.83 here – what is UP with that??? The dang refineries are right here in Texas!!! Also read an article where they stated that gas prices are up but consumption is down…REALLY?!? People are cutting back on driving because it costs an arm and a leg to fill their tank??? Shocking!!!

    Sorry. Just thought that was one of the dumbest news stories I’d read in a while. πŸ˜‰

  19. The cobbler looks awesome! I haven’t seen gas prices his the $4.00 mark yet but I’m sure it’ll get there soon! It’s so ridiculous.

  20. Loved seeing you yesterday Biz! πŸ™‚

    I’ve never heard of a grunt or slump before! And I’ve never made a cobbler either.

  21. Our gas is more than that! It’s about $4.29 for regular the ones around our house! It’s hell!

  22. I think any recipe you get 1/4 of for only 8 Points+ is totally worth it. I am saving that one to make the next time I can share and not eat the other 3/4’s πŸ˜€

    I also just want to come eat with you this week – fantastic menu plan!

  23. gorgeous cobbler, i love it!

  24. Oh… cobblers remind me of my grandmother. We made blueberry and peach cobblers over and over every summer. She had about 13 different blueberry bushes and lived near Chilton County, AL… which is known for it’s peach crop. Good times. Good food memories. Thanks for the reminder!

    (I’m jealous of the book though, if I’m being honest)

    ~Regan

  25. whoa. that cobbler looks amazing. i’ve never been able to pull off a cobbler in my life!

    oh man, our gas has been that price plus for the past two weeks. i paid 4.25 yesterday for my car. don’t even get me started on diesel either! (thank goodness i don’t pay for that but it’s for work)

  26. The cobbler looks wonderful! Thank you for the BSI link – those are so fun!!

    Yeah… the gas prices are depressing… regretting getting an SUV that requires premium. Although I am happy that it’s a hybrid!

  27. I must make this cobbler!

    Gas prices are about the same here. Horrendous! I need to start riding my bike more.

  28. I’m a complete idiot, I never even thought to check out cookbooks from the library! I haven’t seen gas in the $4 range yet, but it’s close. Ridiculous.

  29. I am not looking forward to paying $4 for a gallon of gas this weekend, that’s for sure! Gas here can still be found for $3.77 (what a STEAL, right?). Oy. The cobbler looks amazing…and easy enough πŸ™‚ I agree, the simple sweet of cobblers is wonderful…and perfect for summer! Bring on the berries!

  30. Others have made comments about how good your camera is. I do have to agree with them. My camera pretty much sucks after looking at how perfect your pictures turn out. They are wonderful. Thank you for sharing all the info and pics that you do! And reading your blogs everyday is one of the things I look forward to. πŸ™‚

  31. We go to the library all the time! C LOVES it! And now we have way more overdue fees than I’d like to admit. πŸ™‚
    That cobbler looks delish – I’ve never made one before. I should change that!

  32. Biz, I just spewed tea all over my desk doing a reread of this post when I got to you substituted strawberries because your thawed peaches tasted like “ass”. Yours is my FAV blog read! πŸ™‚ Thanks for making my day!

  33. How funny! My Mom and I were just talking about this – She makes a Birds Nest which is how we got started on the subject. Bird’s Nest uses cored apples that you put cinnamon and sugar in and then ‘nest’ in a pastry or biscuit crust. A grunt is like a cobbler, but cooked on the stove. The New England States call this a slump. A Buckle is kind of like a blueberry cake, with a streusel top, that looks ‘buckled’, also called a Crumple. And I am definitely making your Cobbler, I can veganized that easily!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s