Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Blueberry Syrup

Hi! The kids and I have made it to my parents house.  It took us almost two hours longer than it should have.... but we made it! :)  We managed to only stop three times for nursing and potty breaks.  But those breaks lasted 30-45 minutes a pieces.  Wow.

The beginning of the trip started out a tad scary.  While driving along a two way road in the country (going 70...the speed limit I might add) a gigantic wild hog ran right in front of our car and stopped.  It was ginormous!  Wild hogs around where we live can be around 300 pounds or more...which I'm pretty sure this one was.  I slammed on my brakes and thankfully he moved on his way at the last second.  If he hadn't we would have definitely hit him!  I have never been so scared!  The Lord was definitely protecting our car!

We did drive through Joplin on our way to my parents.  I didn't venture off of the interstate so we really didn't see much.  What we did see however was a disaster.  I've never seen anything like it.  Huge signs crumpled up like pieces of paper. And all the trees were gone.  I still can't believe the town is pretty much gone.  Unreal.
Last week I had decided to make pancakes for breakfast.  After I had already mixed my batter I realized we were out of syrup.  So I made a home-made blueberry syrup that was delicious and super easy!

Blueberry Syrup

1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Blueberries (I used frozen)
1/2 tsp cinammon
Squeeze of half a lemon

Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan.  Add the blueberries, cinammon and lemon. Simmer on medium heat for around 10 minutes or until your mixture thickens.
You could serve it as is with small blueberry lumps in it.  I preferred mine to be smoother so I put it into a small food processer and blended until smooth.

We spent the afternoon playing outside today.  It was nice and warm which makes for healthy rosy-cheeked babies :)  My favorite!

I'm off to bed. 
Have a great Thursday friends!


  1. Could your children be more blue eyed, blonde and beautiful??? Have a great time with your family. Love Aunt Marsha

  2. Crazy Wild Animals! Glad you & your babies made it safe! I'm impressed with your homemade syrup!! That's a talent that will come in handy living out in the country!

  3. Next time you see one of those wild hogs just say, "Whoooooo Pig Sooooiiieeee!" LOL! Glad you guys were safe. Miss seeing you!