On Saturday Virgil, Stephen and I loaded up and headed to the Central Market in Southlake.
We had a very special tour guide:
My niece, Cathy. (She's holding her niece (and my great-niece!!) Makenna.) Cathy is a foodie and a great cook, and bargain shopper. She got us coupons and pointed out all kinds of great deals.
A few of our favorite finds - all kinds of gourmet homemade sausages (English Bangers, Pork Kielbasa, Blueberry and Maple Sausage, Cherry and Pecan Chicken sausage...the list goes on) and hamburger patties for grilling. To make it even better - they were on sale for $2.99 lb!! And, Cathy, gave us a coupon for $10 off! (Cathy - we feasted on Wrangler burgers yesterday on the homemade hamburger buns!)
We also stocked up on a variety of coffees...Sumatran, Guatamalan, Rowandan...we've tried the Sumatran. YUMMY!
Oh, and Blackberries were on sale for $.99 a package. SO...I made blackberry cobbler.
Here's my recipe:
1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
¼ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
6 TBL. Cold butter
½ teas vanilla
¼ c boiling water
2 TBL. Cornstarch
½ c cold water
1 TBL lemon juice, fresh
3 ½ to 4 cups fresh blackberries, rinsed and drained
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix flour, ½ cup white sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter until you get coarse crumbs. Drizzle vanilla over mixture. Stir in ¼ cup boiling water until mixture is just evenly moist.
In a saucepan, dissolve cornstarch in ¼ cup cold water. Mix in remain ¼ cup white sugar, and ½ cup brown sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and blackberries. Turn on heat. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Pour into 8X8 baking pan. Drop dough onto top of blackberry mixture by spoonfuls. Place the pan on a foil lined cookie sheet and cook for 25 minutes until golden brown.