Saturday, March 29, 2008

Happy Birthday to Joshua, and Laureen

It's a surprise for sure but it has been snowing all day! It's March 28th.
Oh my.
I don't want to forget to wish the last two March birthdays a happy week-end of celebration.
Joshua will be 6 and he has lots of plans for sat. He was thinking that Sunday birthdays just didn't happen and that made him so sad. I think he's now figuring out you just have your fun on Sat.
Laureen has her birthday on Sunday also (Joshua was born the same day). She was my magic birth! Didn't feel a thing, Didn't know I was in labor. My Dr. saw me for my regular appointment and told me to go straight to the hospital and before he could walk across the street, where his office was, Laureen was born. A ,barely speaking English, Korean Ob/GYN delivered her right outside the door of the delivery room. As my #4 daughter points out he was not a willing O.B
Dr. koh kept yelling "not my patient, not my patient!" A large nurse, grabbed a gown picked him up and ,slipped the gown on, and put him next to me and said "deliver!"
Needless to say I felt great after she was born and they brought me lunch right away. That was amazing all on it's own, but I had my first Blue Berry buckle. What a heavenly taste at that moment in time. I am giving the recipe in honor of Laureens birthday! She was born at 12:18 and we have a long tradition of a hug at that moment. She is far away and it will be a phone call but we do our best to honor this moment of her birth. I hope she is having fun on her little vacation.
Happy Birthday laureen Happy Birthday Joshua
Blue Berry Buckle-from The readers digest Back to Basics book
4 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup milk
2 cups blueberries, rinsed
Crumb topping
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
sweetened whipped cream
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. add the flour mixture alternately with the milk into the creamed mixture beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Pour the batter into a buttered 8 inch square baking dish. Cover the batter evenly with the blue berries
Combine the butter, sugar, cinnamon and flour. With a pastry blender or two knives cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. sprinkle the topping over the blueberries. bake 40 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Serve warm with whipped cream
Makes 6-8 servings.
Yes the perfect after labor treat.


The Stokes said...

Okay, but isn't the funniest part of Lauri's birth story that the little Dr. didn't want to deliver her because you weren't his patient so a big, huge, get things done nurse, PICKED HIM UP and set him right there to catch her? :p

Fonnell said...

Yes, you are correct. There did seem to be a bit of a scuffle at the time. I was little busy and truely I counted three big contractions about then. The only I remember. I loved my Dr. and was sad to have him miss the fun. He died shortly there after and was truely missed!

Hildred said...

Love your picture in the snow, Fonnell, - you look as if you are really enjoying it, and I wish I could throw my arms in the air and be as happy about our chilly winds and snow covering.

Blueberry Buckle sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate an easy birth, - they are so few and far between.

Eden said...

Funny that I was just looking through Clint's recipes last night and found the Blueberry Buckle recipe.... then to check your blog and find it here too. Must be a sign. I'd better go make some.

Toots said...

Gosh when I worked at the MTC Cafeteria I could not WAIT for blueberry buckle day, and always wondered how to make it. Thank you!! I can't wait to try the recipe out.