As I’m writing this I’m enjoying fresh blueberries in my yogurt…Mmm. Besides eating them plain my other favorite ways to eat them are in smoothies, cereal or baked into oatmeal pancakes. Really you can add them to anything including salads or salad dressings.
Another benefit of blueberries for me is the memories that they bring back. Growing up my friend Katie ( who I was inseparable from) and I used to go to my cabin for the 4th of July and we started a tradition of making an American flag cake. It’s a great dessert for the 4th because it is quick to make (doesn’t require baking) refreshing and contains fruit! Start with pound cake (growing up we used Sara Lee) cut thin and layered in the bottom of a 9 x 11 pan. Next layer on fat free cool whip and then top with strawberries and blueberries to look like a flag. There are many variations of these flags including layered puddings and other fruit cakes with the fruit and whipped cream toppings. If you don’t have something to serve for tomorrow whip this up this afternoon. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.