Meet Tucker. He's the Bichon Frise who belongs to my close friend, Carmen. Tucker's Mommy has breast cancer, & is recovering from surgery. That's where Mrs. Scribe comes in.
I've been trying to walk regularly. So why not walk the dog? Even though I'm a avowed Cat Woman & have an extreme aversion to picking up poop, I've been popping by Carmen's house several times a week to take Tucker for his evening constitutional.
As Carmen quite correctly pointed out when we started this janx a couple of weeks ago, Tucker's little. So his output is pretty much kitty-sized. ¡No problema, chica!
The little yapper & I have bonded. But I feel a little like a puppy moocher to come over empty-handed. So I've been baking for Carmen y familia. Specifically, pies.
I've tried 2 so far, & both have been hits. I'm sharing the recipe of the blueberry persuasion with y'all today, since for some strange reason, blueberries are still in season, even in October. This comes from my spectacular SIL, who is da bomb at all baked goods. I must confess, though ~ my crust comes from Pillsbury.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Combine in a bowl:
6 cups blueberries
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 tbsp. cinammon
1/4 cup tapioca
Pour blueberry mixture into a prepared pie crust.
Top with a lattice-style crust.
Sprinkle crust with sugar.
Bake for 45 minutes ~ cover the top of the pie with aluminum foil for the first 30 minutes.