It's been a week of early alarms, lots of coffee and more than one moment of Fall ruins EVERYTHING! as our daily obligations increased ten million fold overnight and our fun factor dipped as quickly as Wall Street.
Annnnnyway, before you accuse me of killing the Friday mood, let me get right to the point: Sometimes, for me, baking can be a confidence booster and thus an attitude booster and THUS good for everyone. Plus, you get to eat the fruits of your labor, and most of the time it is a good thing.
(Note: all is null and void if the recipe falls apart because then SO DO MY EMOTIONS. I know. I'm a hot mess. It's fine.)
So, where were we? Ah. Yes. I hate fall, I like sweets and I make inappropriate jokes about our stock market.
This brings me to last night when I was just ho-humming along, reading a bit of this, distracting my teacher husband, looking forward to watching the Season 1 finale of this (OMG! INSANE!!!) and generally avoiding everything on my to-do list. Because it was Thursday. Which is pretty much Friday. Which is WEEKEND thus all responsibility is effectively rendered MIA til Monday! Duh.
So what did I decide to do with my time? Why, make blueberry cobbler, of course! I had blueberries that were itching to be used and I figured if anything would make me a teensy bit nicer to Fall, it would be a delicious, warm fruity/cinnamon-y/brown sugared goodness.
And I was right.
And I ate it with ice cream.
And then Fall and I became best friends.
Don't take my (many many) word(s) for it, go try for yourself!
Recipe: Fall, Let's Be Friends Blueberry Cobbler
(which is really just this recipe but mine was more "cobbler" than "crumble bars" if you know what I'm saying. Thus the ice cream. Also, I just really believe ice cream makes everything better.)
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter + 2 tablespoons
1 cup blueberries
This is what you do:
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, oats, cinnamon and salt and mix until combined. Melt the 1/2 cup of butter and add it, along with the vanilla, to the oat mixture. Stir until moistened. Fold in the blueberries.
Press batter into 8 x8 pan. Melt remaining butter and drizzle it over the bars. Bake for 20 minutes, the let cool completely – this can take up to 45 minutes! Cut and serve. Can be kept in the fridge or at room temperature in a sealed container.