Happy 4th of July!!!
This is my second year living in Canada during the 4th of July and do I miss the celebrations more than ever. From the yearly family celebrations to college beach and boat parties, I don’t think I have any one particular memory that is better than the other. Family celebrations were all day events starting with games, water balloon fights, finding old toys to destroy with mini explosives, and finally ending with a firework show collectively put on by, us, minors given too much freedom with fireworks. Fortunately with all the close calls no one was ever injured at these gatherings. In college- well we did what every college student did best with a reason for a party. All of these functions had one common theme regardless of how 4th of July was celebrated- FOOD! The food selection at the family parties were 100% vegetarian and filled every counter top and table in the kitchen while at college parties we would snack on chips, dip, and any random affordable snacks that us students could collectively gather. While my arsenal of July 4th menu items have mentally grown, I wanted to share a simple no fuss recipe for a cobbler that I think my family would have enjoyed very much.
I love how great this recipe is because it requires 1 bowl and the vessel(s) for the cobbler. The idea came to me when I saw large containers of fresh local blueberries on sale at the store. So with a mission to use these berries in anything but smoothies I quickly settled on a cobbler. I had other things on my agenda so spending time on researching recipes was not an option. I took my vision and went for it and to my surprise it turned out great. I wouldn’t change a thing. In fact, when I realized I didn’t have ice cream to serve with the cobbler, I hesitantly resorted to vanilla greek yogurt. Don’t jump to conclusions before you try it. It’s was made the cobble lighter and much more guilt free- I didn’t even resist the temptation to add more yogurt to the cobbler. In fact the tang from the yogurt helps balance the sweetness from the berries, orange juice, and sugar. It’s a winner I promise!
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!