If you had asked me a week ago how many blueberries I would be eating this week, I would have told you, very matter-of-factly, zero. Nilch. Nada. I’ve never liked blueberries. I wish that I did, because I love most fruit, and blueberries happen to be extremely good for you. I’ve just never grown a taste for them. Never craved them. There are a lot of foods I would rather eat before the list gets down to blueberries. Now, raspberries on the other hand…
But I digress. This week Jake and I are taking a little family vacation at my aunt and uncle’s lake house in Fremont, Michigan. A much needed week of sleeping in, playing in the water, being with family, and laying in the sun. Oh, and of course food. Because if you know my family at all, you know we don’t mess around with food. Including the fresh picked blueberries. Whenever the blueberries are in season here, my family goes and pick pounds, literally (17 pounds were picked this week and they’re almost gone). Then they eat them by the handful. Put them in cereal. Make pies and crisps. My brother Caleb wanted me to blog about how he went to the bathroom and it was blue… but maybe I’ll save that for another blog post. (And maybe I won’t.)
Anyhow, I’d never actually gone on these blueberry picking adventures before. But seeing as this is Jake’s first time at the lake house, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to go along. And somewhere between rocking out to Pandora on my phone and looking for the biggest, juiciest berries I could find, I decided to pop one in my mouth. You know, for fun. But oh my SWEET BABY JESUS was it amazing!!!! It didn’t taste like any blueberry I’ve ever had before. It didn’t even taste like a blueberry. It tasted like HEAVEN. IN MY MOUTH. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t eaten my share of those 17 pounds. I think it’s safe to say I am officially a Michigan Blueberry Lover.
If you follow me on instagram, I’m sorry I’ve been blowing up your newsfeed with pictures of blueberries. If you don’t, here’s what you may or may not be missing!
Scenes of blueberry picking.
On the vine.
Best snack ever: fresh blueberries and dark chocolate M&M’s.
Also, the winner of the TJ Maxx gift card is… Julie Snow!!! Congrats Julie!!! Email me your address and I’ll mail you the goods :) Thanks everyone for playing!
Happy Wednesday :)