Kick start your day with a good breakfast

Cobbler for Breakfast

on October 14, 2013

It’s really starting to feel like fall now. 6 a.m. and still dark, the forecast is for a mixture of clouds and sun. A mixture of warm dark sweet cherries under a crumb topping will help me forget the Tigers’ loss last night to the Sox. Torii Hunter’s heroic reach for Big Papi’s grand slam will be harder for him to forget…ouch!


If you make your crumb topping ahead of time, this couldn’t be simpler. Mix 3/4 cup brown sugar with 1 cup of flour; cut in 1/4 cup of cold butter chopped in pieces until the mixture is crumbly, and keep cool. Thaw enough frozen berries to fill a ramekin, top with crumbs, and bake for 15-20 minutes at 350° F until bubbly.

A homey little dish like this would not be out of place in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan which Chuck and I visited a few years ago in the fall. Absolutely gorgeous! When it wasn’t snowing, the air was crisp, Lake Superior was placid, and the people were wonderful. Tough! One woman wore a U.S. Marines T-shirt with a slogan Torii Hunter might find helpful: “Pain is just weakness leaving the body.”

It was hunting season--this was not quite as peaceful as it looks!

It was hunting season–this was not quite as peaceful as it looks!


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