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Recipe for a Military Spouse

1 ¼ Cup Patience
1 tsp Courage
1 lb Adaptability
1 ¼ Cup Tolerance
Dash of Adventure
Splash of Humor

Mix the ingredients with 2 tsp of elbow grease, leave alone for 8 months. Marinate with tears. Sprinkle every so often with money. Season with international spices. Bake for 20 years or until done. Serve with PRIDE!!!

 

Today is Military Spouses Appreciation Day!

That’s right, today is the day that we celebrate all of YOU wonderful, tough as nails, brave, caring milspouses! I can not even put into words the appreciation that I feel for every spouse I have ever met, spoken to, befriended. I am always in awe at the strength we, as a community, exhibit. We pull together in tough times, we open our homes, we cheer each other on. I feel enormously blessed to be a part of it. We hear it all the time, “There’s no way I could do what you do” but we do it. I am so PROUD of all of you. Hold your heads high and pamper yourselves today, because you deserve it!

 

 

If you are looking for something amazing to eat today (because…I think TODAY would be the day to indulge a bit, don’t you think?), look no further. I’ve got you covered.

Mixed-Berry Oatmeal Crisps.

Adapted from Bon Appetit

2 12oz packages frozen mixed berries

2 Tablespoons Cornstarch

2/3 cup (packed) golden brown sugar

1/2 cup AP Flour

1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

1/2 tsp ground saigon cinnamon

6 T chilled unsalted butter. Cut into 1/2 inch cubes.

VANILLA ICE CREAM!!!!

You’ll also need 6-1 cup ramekins.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium bowl dump in frozen berries and cornstarch. Let sit for about 20 minutes until the cornstarch dissolves, mixing every 5 minutes or so. Divide the berries evenly among the ramekins. In another bowl (or if you’re like me and attempting to not make a huge mess, in the same bowl) mix brown sugar, flour, oats, walnuts and cinnamon and 1/4 tsp salt. Add butter and using your hands, blend the butter into the mixture until coarse crumbs form. Divide that mixture evenly among the ramekins.

Place ramekins on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce to 350 degrees and continue baking for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 15 minutes. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (or if you prefer, whipped cream). It’s good. I mean it’s so good I ate three ramekins of it (actually I ate two last night and one for breakfast). And it’s fruit! How bad can that be (haha)?

 

How ‘Berry’ American is that? A red, white and blue dessert!

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