Friday, August 17, 2012

One From My Working Days

These days when I'm meeting someone for the first time and the question "What do you do?" comes up, I answer with "I'm a stay at home mom and a food blogger." But there was a time I had a job outside the home, and for those who didn't know me 8 years ago, they don't realize this. I got my degree in 2002 and immediately started looking for a "real" job instead of waiting tables. I was blessed to find something that was the perfect fit for me at a local orthopedic medical office. I loved my job. I loved the people I worked with. I was there almost 3 years, and only one thing could make me quit...that's right, Monkey. He was born in September 2004 and my days of being a "working gal" were over. I knew my destiny had already been decided for me. I was supposed to stay home with him. After all, being a mom was all I ever truly wanted to be anyway. Early on when he was still a baby there were days, that while I was so happy to be with my baby enjoying every single minute, I did long for some adult conversation; and I would begin missing my friends from work. But those days became fewer and farther between, as we developed a routing, and especially as he grew older and we could interact more. There are many things I took away from that job. Lifelong friendships, job experience and even some incredible recipes! This is one that when I finally learned to make it I couldn't believe how easy it was. It's the perfect weeknight "throw together at the last minute" dessert; or if you serve it to guests it will be one they  request the recipe for. Yes, I was once in the working world, but this world of "mommyhood" and food blogging are what I'm all about now!

Blueberry Bubble Cake
1 (18 1/4oz) yellow cake mix, dry
1 (21oz) can blueberry pie filling
1 1/2 c. lemon lime soda

Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 9x13 baking pan. Spread pie filling over bottom of pan. Sprinkle evenly with cake mix. Pour soda over top. DO NOT mix. Bake for 45 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean and browned on top. Serve with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream and/or fresh berries.


Shared on The Country Cook Aug. 17, 2012
Shared on Make Ahead Meals Aug. 20, 2012 
Shared on Mandy's Recipe Box Aug. 21, 2012
Blueberries at Very Good Recipes
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1 comment:

The Better Baker said...

Oh how I love this recipe...and adore the name you have for it! I've made it using cherry or apple, but I would REALLY love it with blueberry pie filling too. So glad you shared at Weekend Potluck - I can say it...MMMMM!