We went blueberry picking Saturday and had a great time! We drove about 30 minutes from our home although I hear there are some fields closer to us. It was all part of the adventure though.
The place was definitely “country.” Say that word with a southern accent and you get the picture! 🙂
Here’s the kids heading down the path.
Here’s them finishing up picking. I was there, but as usual – behind the camera.
After we were done, we had 4 gallons of blueberries. We were planning on picking five, but we all burned out because of the heat. When we were done picking we paid the lady $25.00 and she offered us some blueberry coffee cake and water. Not wanting to be rude, we went in and had some coffee cake. I had a bite and the kids had small pieces. She cooked it in an 8″ x 8″ pan and had cut the cake into 16 pieces.
Here’s where the “weight loss” part starts. . .
On the way home I told the girls that when you make a small cake like that the “official” serving size usually is 16 pieces. But these days, when “we” cut brownies or coffee cake we only get 9 pieces out of the same size pan! No wonder so many of us struggle with portion control.
I think in the “old fashioned” days people weren’t so inclined to cut huge pieces or eat enormous quantities at one time. It made me think about how much things have changed in just one generation.
It also made me think how we can change things back in one or two generations. I know that’s a long time, but there is hope!
Here’s what four gallons of blueberries looks like spread out on our table. I am going to freeze most of them for use throughout the year. They freeze beautifully and are very healthy for you.
Ever thought about how your parents or grandparents ate? Would they eat huge portions? Diane