You might think this is a post about finding an open pool and diving in with your kids one last glorious splashy time.
Or maybe you think it’s about finding a hot afternoon after school where you can eat popsicles on the front porch and watch the world glide by.
You might even think I’m going to tell you that summer is in our hearts…and that we can slow down our structured schedules for just a minute (in any season) and just focus on being in the moment.
Well…that’s not the intention of this post at all.
I’m sure you can enjoy any of those things mentioned above…and please, go ahead and let us know about it!
As for me? I’m totally looking forward through pumpkin colored glasses to jeans, boots, sweaters, hot drinks and crock pots. I love fall and can’t wait for it to get here. One thing I will miss about the sweltering season of summer however, is the yummy fruit. Therefore, the last few weeks of summer I load up on it and make all of my family’s favorite dishes before the fresh stuff runs out.
Here is my favorite. Actually, it’s all of our favorite. Prep time is literally 12 minutes and it makes your house smell AMAZING. Even my friends who don’t “love” peaches (which I can’t believe this Georgia girl still stays friends with the likes of!) love it! Enjoy….and let us know how it turned out!
Georgia Peach Cobbler
1 stick butter
1 c flour
2 c sugar, divided
1 Tbsp baking soda
1 c milk (I use whole)
5 fresh peaches sliced thinly (don’t even think of removing that peel!)
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Cinnamon to taste (Once I accidentally used cayenne. I don’t recommend it.)
Put the stick of butter in a 9X13 pan and put it in the oven. Preheat it to 375 and let the butter melt.
Mix the rest of the stuff together (Use whatever container you used to measure the peaches. Less dishes that way!)
When the butter is melted pour the milk batter over it but DON’T STIR!
Then add the peaches. Spoon them in gently so you have an even amount everywhere and they don’t all clump up in one area. Nobody wants clumpy cobbler. Nobody.
Oh….you can make this ahead of time and throw it in when you’re serving dinner. The smell it makes while it bakes is RIDICULOUS and people will be drooling for dessert!!
(Oh…and did you know that cinnamon has antibiotic properties? It helps sore throats and keeps colds at bay. So if you think about it…between that and the fresh peaches…this is really kind of a health food!)
(You’re welcome for that rationalization.)