The Last Day

Saturday was officially my last day of the Recipe Challenge, but it went on until Sunday (so another recipe tomorrow!).

Remember The Babysitters Club? It was a book series about 7 girls who had a club. They even had Kid Kits (I made one in 6th grade, don't laugh). Claudia Kishi was a Korean member of the club who made her own jewelry, wore funky clothes, was an artist and a junk food junkie (she always had candy stashed around her room during club meetings). I desperately wanted to be Claudia (and candy hidden around my room) and as I think back about it, I should have realized then what a sweet tooth I have! I remembered Claudia and her stashing candy habit when I asked The Farmer to hand me the Butterfinger I had in the console of my car on Saturday. So in honor of Claudia Kishi, the last recipe of the challenge (not including the one we made yesterday) is of course, dessert.

I'm not sure if there is an easier dessert recipe out there. If there is, I'd like to see it!

The Recipe:
Blueberry Dump Cake

This recipe isn't from a cookbook. I got an idea of what I needed online and went from there.

What you need:
4-5 c blueberries (fresh or frozen. If frozen, let thaw a bit first)
1/3 c sugar (a few recipes called for 1 c or 3/4 c, but 1/3 c was plenty!)
1 yellow cake mix
1/2 c (or one stick) melted butter
9x13 pan

Preheat oven to 325˚. Pour blueberries into 9x13 pan. Sprinkle sugar and cake mix over blueberries. Pour melted butter on top. Bake for 1 hour.

The Result: Delicious cake that was easy to make! It reminds me of blueberry cobbler and would have been great with ice cream (but we didn't have any).

The Grade: A solid A. The only way it could have been better is to make it with fresh blueberries (and maybe with ice cream).

Because it didn't take much (and because I had way too many carrots from Costco), it wasn't the only thing I made on Saturday. I also made steamed pears and diced carrots for Sweet P. Yum!
For diced carrots: Steam the carrots until soft and mushy. Cut into small baby-bite sized pieces. Cool in the fridge and then place in the freezer for a quick finger-food snack!

The recipe for tomorrow was actually The Farmer's idea so I had a lot of help. It involves pizza so you don't want to miss it!