Wednesday, August 27, 2008
It's late Saturday night in the pond. What do you do when you're craving something sweet and pie-like with the smooth cool taste of ice cream? When one part of your brain desperately screams for ice cream while the other shouts for pie? You're torn you're confused, you're desperate. Wailing and screaming, you hit your knees and pray for divine inspiration.
And there it is: mixed berry cobbler.
That's right. You dig out every oven safe dessert dish/ ramekin and set about mixing and baking. After following Alton Brown's Berry Crisp recipe (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/individual-berry-crisps-recipe/index.html), I had these to look forward to.
The recipe says you can use any type of berries, but I used raspberries and blueberries. I love blueberries and raspberries.
Crumbly topping, sweet mixture of berries, a couple of pecans for crunch...but something is missing....
That's more like it! I love ice cream. Especially cobbler and ice cream. It's like pie and ice cream together....I think it even matches my love for hamburgers. That's a big deal people. That's a big deal.
So, I could torture you some more and carry on and on about how good this is, but instead I have a offer you can't refuse.
You see, most of my Invisible Friends are talented bakers and cooks. You manage to whip up creations that leave me drooling in ecstasy. I've been getting a lot of weird looks lately at work when I visit your pages. Someone even handed me a bib once.
And you're not just cooks. You create. You tweak. You invent things that I couldn't even think of. It's such a wonderful talent, and you have all been so supportive of me and my little tales. I've visited mom blogs, artist blogs and random whiny blogs. And every single "foodie" I've befriended has been nothing but supportive and kind. You are all darling people.
Therefore, I've decided to hold Culinary Artist Appreciation Day. I'm going to give one lucky Invisible Friend the Blond Duck award for Creative Cooking.
To enter, I want you to nominate someone (it can be yourself) for the title of Pond Culinary Artist. You have to tell me why they deserve it and what your favorite thing about them as a culinary artist is. Not only will the competition appear in some kind of story, but the winner will receive a prize.
A secret prize.
All entries are due Friday at 5 a.m. Central United States Time.
Let the comments begin!
Meanwhile, I'm going to have some more cobbler...