Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Blueberry Cheese Delights

Blueberry Cheese Delights

Dorcas Annette Walker

Fatherhood has different meanings unique to each family. A father is a god in the eyes of a young child with his size and strength, someone who is quite outdated and old fashioned to a teenager, and then one of the first persons to ask advice from in adulthood. What an awesome responsibility for a dad to live up to! So this Father’s Day start the man of your house off with my Blueberry Cheese Delights along with his favorite cup of coffee.

For my husband fatherhood was a juggling act of being in the ministry, which often times involved traveling away from home, pastoring a church, working with a local construction crew, and being the father of a boy with severe hemophilia along with a daughter who had mild hemophilia. To this family dad was:
- the young father who was present for each birth and proudly carried his infant daughter and son to the nursery
- the dad who, when a lot of other fathers deserted the family upon hearing that their son had severe hemophilia, became a leader within the hemophilia community for his active this is my son approach, and made history learning to factor our son intravenously before he was two years old
- our daughter’s hero who could fix any toy that got broke (causing my husband to sometimes have to seek help from one of his buddies at work)
- the best story teller, who added all kinds of adventures into regular stories pushing our kids to learn to read early as they tried to figure out what those words really said- often scaring them half to death with gory details yet always begging for another story
- letting our four-year-old son help change the oil in the car and truck
- the dad whose wake-up call involved tickling until they screamed for mercy or dumping kids and the mattress out onto the floor
- the guy who let our kids help build our home teaching them how to lay a block foundation to proudly nailing shingles on the roof
- someone they could count on to bring home a surprise just for them every time he went away on a trip
- a dad whose idea of a water fight on a hot summer day was drenching our kids with a water hose
- the guy who built a sandbox and then later a tree-house out in the woods
- the dad who kept our daughter from drowning at a local creek during an out-of-state revival meeting, which unknown to us adults had carved an limitless bottom with a whirlpool; my husband had to swim underwater hunting the two young teens (who thankfully hung onto each other) then kept pushing them up out of the water so they could get air until his buddy could swim across and help him get the girls to safety
- the guy who needed a teenage daughter’s supervision to help him match his socks and ties yet let her drive on the interstate to revival and camp meetings
- the father who drove sixteen hours without a break in order to get his teenage son back in state to our doctor because of internal bleeding after a knee operation
- the strong fellow who broke down and cried at his daughter’s wedding after the bride cried on his shoulder
- the one who my daughter still calls for advice every time something needs done at her house
- and now the grandpa who is the best playmate and best story reader of all

My Blueberry Cheese Delights are quick and easy-to-make breakfast rolls that take only three ingredients. These Blueberry Cheese Delights are a perfect way to start out the day or eaten as a snack with a smooth creamy cheese filling topped with fruit- delicious hot or cold. You can substitute blackberry or cherry pie filling instead of blueberry. Preparation time is fifteen minutes and this recipe makes eight delicious Blueberry Cheese Delights.

Blueberry Cheese Delights

1 can of refrigerated jumbo buttermilk biscuits
½ pkg (8 oz) cream cheese
½ (21 oz) can of blueberry pie filling
Stretch out each biscuit into a square with your fingers. Spread on a thin layer of cream cheese and then place a tablespoon of blueberry filling in the middle. Bring up each corner and firmly press to seal. Place each blueberry biscuit on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350ยบ for fifteen minutes. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon over a thin glaze of powdered sugar!

Weekly tip: Center the rack in the middle of the oven and preheat. Keep the pan or cookie tray centered on the rack (at least two inches away from the sides of the oven) for the most even baking!

Dorcas Annette Walker is a published author, syndicated columnist, speaker, freelance magazine writer, and photographer from Jamestown, Tennessee. Contact her at: dorcaswalker@twlakes.net For more information check out: www.dorcasannettewalker.com


Dorcas said...

That sounds good!! I'm going to have to try it :o))

Dorcas Annette Walker said...

The neat thing is that these Blueberry Cheese Delights are simple to make. Let me know how yours turn out.