Mother's Day Berry Crisp

Happy Mother's Day to all the well-deserving moms out there!

I came home yesterday to spend the day with my mom and to stay the night at my parents. We had lunch and then headed off to the mall, Costco and flower shops. It's almost time to get out in the garden. I'm excited to get pretty flowers and herbs! Herbs never seem to last in my house in the winter (super frustrating), but at least I can grow them outside in the summer to be one step away while cooking. My mom and I stopped at this little shop that usually has very decent outside flower arrangements for a good price. We were quite pleased with our purchases, especially when we saw smaller, and not as nice, arrangements at Costco for the same price. Score! 

Later we went to see the Mother's Day movie. I'm sure you know which one I'm talking about since it's been hyped up leading up to this weekend. I kept reading really bad reviews about the movie, but my mom really likes Julia Roberts and the point was to spend time together......ok ok... I will admit that I don't actually mind watching cheesy movies and when it eventually makes its rounds on the W Network I will most likely watch it again. Despite the bad reviews, it wasn't that bad. My only thing with these multiple story line movies is that they will never be Love Actually.  My mom enjoyed the movie, referring to it as a  "beautiful movie," and I had a good laugh while she tried to passively tell my dad how nice it was to see men in the theater as well.

When we got home we wasted no time. We heated up the berry crisp I made to eat with dollops of ice cream, while watching Grace and Frankie. I am so into this show right now. I don't know what it is, but I've always really enjoyed comedies with older actors. When I was a kid I thought Grumpy Old Men was hilarious. In university my bestie and I went to see Something's Gotta Give and we were literally the only people under the age of 50 in the theater. However, I saw a recent interview with Jane Fonda, and she was discussing how she was surprised to learn that Grace and Frankie was very popular on college campuses. So I guess now I'm finally hip almost ten years out of undergrad. 

Today we had a nice brunch, and of course, indulged once again in the crisp. This recipe is easy and quick. You can use any berries you like, and you can play around with the amount of the ingredients to suit your tastes.

Enjoy!

xoxo Michelle

PS- And of course, a special shout out to my mom today. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

PPS- Something's Gotta Give just started on the W Network. I can't even count how many times I've watched this movie, but I will add to that number right now.

STRAWBERRY & BLACKBERRy CRISP

Ingredients:

Fruit Mixture

  • ~2lb strawberries
  • 1 container of black berries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Crumble Topping

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  1. Chop the fruit and mix with the rest of the fruit mixture ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Mix the flour, brown sugar,  and salt with the butter until a crumbly mixture forms.
  3. Take the flour mixture and add the oats, walnuts, and pecans. Add cinnamon to taste.
  4. Spread over fruit mixture in baking dish and bake for at 350 degrees for ~45 minutes or until fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden in colour.

Note: I didn't precisely measure out all the ingredients, but the crisp got great reviews from my parents. The above are estimates, but that is the great part about this recipe. You can tailor it to be more or less sweet, with or without nuts, etc. The only change I would make for next time is to add more cinnamon. 

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