Mom's Blueberry Slump

3 pints blueberries
2 cups Bisquick

Like many of the recipes Mom has been making forever, this one is not what you'd call an exact science.  She says, "take some blueberries and some water, put them in a pan and then make dumplings".  What?

So here's what you do.  Take 3 pints of nice fat sweet blueberries, put them in a large pot.  The one you use to make meatballs.  Put about a cup and a half or so of water (sorry, I meant to measure it but forgot). You want to keep them from sticking, but not add SO much water that they get too diluted.  Cook them over medium heat until they burst and boil.  They should not boil TOO fast, not a full rolling boil, just so you see some activity in there.  You can add some sugar at this point if you think it's going to be sour.  I didn't add any this time because the berries were very sweet but what I should have done was add some sugar to the bisquick.

Now that they're boiling, mix 2 cups of Bisquick with 2/3 cup of milk, and as I said, you can put a little sugar in there.  With a large spoon, take about 1/6 of it and drop it in the boiling blueberries.  Add the rest of it in similar amounts.  Cook it for 10 minutes uncovered, and then cover it and cook for 10 more minutes. 

I guess you could eat it cold, but I like it hot.  Pour some light cream on it.  Yeah, I can hear you whining "But my cholesterol!" but you know, if you don't eat it every night, don't worry about it!

You might also want to give it another name.  My mom always calls it "that blueberry dessert" because if she calls it "slump" my dad makes a face and says he won't eat it.  He will eat it, of course, but he thinks "slump" is a horrible name for food.
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