We had such a nice weekend. On Friday night Chris took Evie to her school’s Father-Daughter dance. She was SO excited about it all week. Every day she asked, “How many more days until the Father Daughter dance??” I let her pick out a dress (blue with gold polka-dots), and she let me do her hair and dab on a bit of blue eye shadow and mascara. When did my little girl grow into such a beautiful little woman?
I do declare, here is Chicago’s most handsome man and most beautiful girl!
While Chris and Evie were at the dance, the moms and boys gathered for pizza and wine at my good friend Alissa’s beautiful house. Her home is perfect for parties – plenty of room for the kids to go crazy and the moms to unwind – and she won major friend points by hiring a babysitter to watch the kids! Yesssssss!
Alissa provided the pizza, Lauren brought the salad, Jill and Tami brought the wine, Sarah brought cookies, and Kris brought fresh fruit. Still in the haze of new motherhood, I offered to bring a simple homemade dessert. The first thing to come to mind was this Dump Cake. My grandma introduced us to this recipe back in the 1990′s. She makes her version with canned pie filling, but I opted for frozen blueberries instead. While I h-a-t-e the name “Dump Cake” I love the results: a guaranteed kid-pleaser that the adults actually enjoy, too.
Blueberry Dump Cake
1 box yellow cake mix
2 1/2 cups blueberries
1 1/2 sticks butter, cut into pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spread blueberries in the bottom of a glass 9×13 baking dish. Sprinkle cake mix on top. Dot with butter pieces.
Bake for 45-55 minutes.
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