Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mosaic Monday: 4th of July



Mosaic Monday is hosted by the lovely Mary. Be sure you visit to see the other mosaics.

I'm jumping the gun a bit for the 4th of July.
Maybe that's because Mr. Dragon wanted fried chicken and corn on the cob for lunch on Sunday!
Can you say *Kentucky Fried*? !!!!
He needs the calories and it's been ages since we've had either! It was a tasty treat.


Mosaic of 4th of July Crochet Projects


Lily makes the Sugar and Cream cotton yarn. They have a nice newsletter and always include free patterns for crochet and knit goodies for various holidays. The last newsletter had these wonderful crochet goodies for patriotic holidays ... even the apron is crochet! You can sign up for the newsletter and see the free patterns here.

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How about a recipe for the Red, White and Blue -- featuring blue!


Blueberry Cobbler with Sugared Star Shortcakes

This is straight out of the July issue of Southern Living. Doesn't it look good?

Here's the recipe:
Makes 10 servings. Hands-on Time: 10 min. Total Time: 18 min

2 pt. fresh blueberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/8 tsp. almond extract
2 (12 0z.) cans refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1 Tbsp. coarse sparkling sugar
Sweetened whipped cream

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until bubbly and sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.

2. Separate biscuits, and flatten each into a 3 1/2 inch circle. Cut with a 3-inch star-shaped cutter, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet; sprinkle with sparkling sugar, pressing to adhere. Bake at 400 for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.

3. Place 1 biscuit on each serving plate. Spoon blueberry mixture over half of biscuits; top with remaining biscuits. Serve with whipped cream.

Note: Tested with Pillsbury Grands!Jr. Golden Layers Buttermilk Biscuits.

Have a wonderful week.

Joy to You!


34 comments:

Crafty Christina said...

Everything is great! Makes me realize I am seriously lacking in Fourth of July crochet.

eileeninmd said...

Love the cute crochet goodies. The cobbler recipe sounds delicious. I might try it soon. Thanks for sharing.

Dishesdone said...

The cobbler looks awesome! Perfect holiday treat! Love your mosaic! Those are very cute projects!

Happy 4th!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Thank you so much for that delicious recipe...we love blueberries! Your patriotic pictures are great.

Barb said...

Hi Snap, Your mosaic for the 4th makes me smile. Also, thanks for the easy recipe for cobbler. I think my Grands could do this recipe (and it's easy enough for Grammy, too). PS I didn't know there was a person in the World who didn't like dark chocolate!

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ellen b. said...

Oh what fun the crocheted items are. I love the star shortcakes!

EG Wow said...

Well I hope you have a lovely Fourth of July. Looks like you do plan ahead!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Snap, how long have I been reading your blog now? I just this moment got that Mr. Dragon makes the two of you together SnapDragon. I feel a little embarrassed that it took me this long to realize that, but I'm glad I finally did.

Your recipe look delicious. Ethan loves blueberries, so I'll have to try that out!

Blessings to you!

PAT said...

I love your patriotic mosaic.

The dessert looks yummy. We had fried chicken today, too. It had been awhile.

Terri said...

Those crocheted items are adorable. The recipe sounds divine, too! I ahve to say though, I love your little kitten!

Mary said...

Oh, I love your red, white and blue! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

Ebie said...

Ms Snap, you have been very busy with the crochet items here on display! I love that ripple bag. I am going to check out the link for the patterns (hehehehe, like I have the time, blogging comes first now and crochet probably is third).

I have made a flag design afghan and I used gold coated star buttons, and I still have them.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Blutiful mosaic and party table. I love Blueberries. Thanks for stopping by. I love Texas, our son lives in Austin. Been there many times. Blessings
QMM

Lisa said...

It's never too early for red, white & blue. I love it!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Like your mosaic of rede, white and blue!! Thanks for sharing your recipe - looks and sounds yummy.
Have a great week.

podso said...

Like your mosaic very much. Very colorful and good subject!

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Very cute! Love all the patriotic red, white and blue!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What's more American than KFC? Glad you had some finger-lickin' fun today!

BECKY said...

Oh, gosh! Nothing like the good old red, white and blue! And especially in crocheted items and food!! :)

Suzy said...

Love your crochet mosaic!! I am going to have to peck around your blog to see what all I can find. I love to crochet. The blueberry dessert looks great.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

so Summery mosaics.. the food was yummy and love the doll! super cute!

Cezar and Léia said...

This mosaic is adorable, beautiful artwork!
The flag is gorgeous!
purrs and love
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Carol at Serendipity said...

Great post. Love the 4th of July crochet. This holiday has snuck up me this year! I need to get very busy.

Have a great week!

Carol

Joyce said...

Happy 4th of July to you and glad you had some KFC too:-) Love the mosaic and the link to the newsletter is appreciated.
Joyce

Riet said...

Those crochet goodies are lovely. Nice mosaic

Janet said...

Love that tote bag! And I've been gorging myself on blueberries lately! Thanks for the recipe....it sounds yummy.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

All of those crochet patterns are adorable! I'm not that proficient in crochet but I'll pass on that web site to those I know who are. The blueberry cobbler looks yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love these precious crochet projects! I love to crochet and will follow the link! Looks just like what I love to make! Happy holiday to you! ♥

Mary Elizabeth said...

I love your mosaic...especially the doll with her flag!!
It's never too early for red, white, and blue!

Diann said...

What adorable crocheted items! And that recipe looks so yummy~!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Now I am really hungry. I love that lovely mosaic of the red white and blue with crochet creations. Beautiful mosaics.
Happy Mosaic Monday.
Karen

Pondside said...

Looks like you're ready for a grand 4th of July - delicious too!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I see you are gearing up for the big weekend! And Mr. Dragon is right - that is one B-I-G teabag!