Yes,it is that wonderful time of year again ....blueberry season! I went last Friday,by myself because The Boy was away at church camp, in the blazing heat and humidity to a nice farm in the next community down the road. Ahhh....what a mother won't do for her child! You see,the only reason we have to have blueberries is because The Boy requires homemade blueberry syrup! To expect him to eat a waffle without the coveted blueberry syrup is...is...a travesty! How dareth I even cook him delicious, slow rise , sourdough waffles if there is no blueberry syrup!!!!! Sigh....I guess if you don't have an only child you don't realize how spoiled they can get,lol!
So I drag myself out of bed an hour early so I can leave in the early morning hours...I am doing all the morning chores because, remember, The Boy is at camp. I want to get there early before the day reaches the point where I may spontaneously combust in the heat! Actually, I think the only thing that stops this phenomenon is the fact that the air is 98% water! So by 10:30 I can't take it any more and go to weigh in...12lbs! That's a lot of berries! Good,I can make a double batch of syrup and freeze some for smoothies and baking. I made a double batch of jam last year so we don't need any more this year.
I take out the berries for syrup and put the rest on baking sheets and freeze them.I like to freeze everything possible this way,I hate a big frozen lump of fruit! As my payment I picked out all the biggest ,fattest ,tastiest berries and ate them on the spot! Hey,I am the one who put in all the work here!
Then I put them in jars and stick them in the freezer.Yes,I freeze in jars because I don't like plastic in,on,around or near my food if I can help it! You may think I am crazy,that's OK there is a club if you want to join.....Anyway, here they are frozen little blue marbles of goodness...I got a dozen jars!
And here is The Boy's syrup,that I actually had to do twice because I had one of "those" moments and didn't boil it long enough the first time and had a nice,sweet blueberry juice instead of syrup!
Now his Royal,Spoiled Rotten, Pickieness can once again feast on waffles! Really, I am just teasing about The Boy,well...not about the syrup thing that is true,but he is a super good kid and I gladly make him his blueberry syrup! Seriously, what fun are kids if you can't tease and aggravate them!