My boyfriend's mother is pretty awesome. Every time she comes to our apartment, she comes bearing a bag of groceries. There are two things that always, always make their way into her bag: a huge bottle of olive oil and a pint of blueberries. She's such a good mama, constantly supplying us with anti-oxidants.
The conundrum is, she brings blueberries way faster than I can use them. (I know...cry me a river, right?). At last count there were seven pints in the freezer, and I've been looking for good ways to use them up for weeks. I pored through recipes, and what did I come up with?
Blueberry muffins. Am I am innovator, or what?
After baking the muffins, we brought a few over to his parents. They were packing for a month-long trip to Croatia (dying of jealousy here) and I wanted to give them a sweet treat to stow in their carry-ons.
We hugged goodbye, and his mom sent me home with assorted groceries that would have spoiled if left in the fridge. I am now up to 8 1/2 pints of blueberries.