Using up my supplies

I’m off to a 4th of July party today and I’m bringing blueberry apple crumb pie and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

Pie ready for the oven

Cookies waiting their turn in the oven

This is a perfect way to get rid of whatever supplies I have left in my kitchen. I know it’s hot out but that’s what central air is for. I’m going to miss central air. And since I was in the mood I decided to make a batch of granola. I have way TOO much oatmeal.

Pre-bake granola

It all started with apples. I bought them to make apple bread pudding for some friends. That didn’t happen. Then I found some nice looking organic blueberries. I’ve been making a blueberry custard pie, which everyone loves. So I thought maybe I can combine the apples and blueberries with the custard filling and crumb top.

2 Golden Delicious slices for the pie

What I would do without the internet. I found this recipe as my guide. I added 1/2 cup extra blueberries and changed out the sour cream for plain yogurt. And eliminated the pecans because some at the party have nut allergies.

Tah Dah! Finish product right out of the oven.

Onward to the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

Using my trusty hand mixer for the time being

This is the King Arthur recipe, supposedly it should be a little chewy. This sentence made me choose this recipe,

“Bake the cookies for 12 to 17 minutes, until they’re a light golden brown, with slightly darker edges. Their middles may still look a tiny bit shiny; that’s OK, they’ll continue to bake as they cool on the pan

Haha! The designer in me wanted to make this a pulled quote.

Their middles may still look a tiny bit shiny = chewy center. So this was the recipe. I remembered to take out the butter so creaming the butter and sugars was quick. 1/2 cup less of chocolate chips and my handy scooper to make the cookies equal size and even.





28 cookies later, ready for the party.

The last of the how to use as much oatmeal bonanza: Granola. Alton Brown’s Granola recipe with a few changes. Added walnuts, figs, cherries, and golden raisins plus cinnamon and turmeric. Remember this is an exercise in using up all my supplies.


combining the dry ingredients


wet ingredients

Two trays later, I guess I have a breakfast for me. Maybe I’ll give some of it away.


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