A Peachy Breakfast

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

This peach cobbler is oozing with so much love.  I remember the day I had this bowl of sweetness.  It was some time back when I took myself out for breakfast at the Cracker Barrel restaurant—and, oh my, what a treat I gave myself!  I mean, who knew I deserved so much love in my life?

So, if you have nothing else to do today, give yourself a sweet breakfast of your dreams.  It makes no never mind how early in the morning it is.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Everyone deserves a lot of lovin’ in their lives all day every day.

Homemade Dessert Goodness
A Relaxing Holiday—Somewhat

A Relaxing Holiday—Somewhat

July 4th barbecue dinner

Ahhh, I love when I can just relax for a whole day or week.  Do whatever, whenever, however.

Well, my day started like any other……..NO, not really!  My goodness—I turn on the TV and there’s a FIRST 48 marathon on one channel along with a TWILIGHT ZONE marathon on another channel.

So NOT like any other day.  I love TV during a holiday!  I live for these marathon days—especially shows I really like.  So my day’s off to a good start!

Next—off to the spa to get my eyebrows ripped.  Yeah, it was open on a major holiday!  WHY?  I don’t know.  It was the ONLY spa/salon open today for some reason.  I was in and out in 5 minutes!

Dashed back home to my telly marathons while I cleaned the ENTIRE house.  Loved that I finally made time to do it!  I can visually see the carpet now!  Now let’s see how long I can keep it looking this way.

Now, what will the food of today bring……Well, I didn’t have to cook today!  Not that I would have minded, but with all the people barbecuing today, all I had to do is pick a place and make a plate.

Peach and Blueberry Cobblers

As you can tell, I just had a basic barbecue dinner with both peach AND blueberry cobbler.  I always say, when you can’t decide between two or more desserts—just get one of each and save yourself the headache of deciding.  That’s how I make it easy on myself.

As for the rest of the evening, I’ve decided to stay indoors this year away from the firecracker madness.  For the most OBVIOUS reason that I prefer to keep my fingers and toes intact today along with the rest of my body parts.  I will be ducking under tables in my home just in case a bottle rocket, bomb, or anything worse makes its way through a window.

After dark, I’ll just be wishing this day would be OVER with already so I can get some sleep in peace and quiet without feeling like I’m in a war zone.

So, if you have nothing else to do today, make sure to grab yourself some good barbecue cooking from everybody’s house you know!  If you get an invite, say YES to everyone, go house-hopping, and then go home and make your own barbecue dinner.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Always keep both your bomb disposal suit and bullet-proof vest on until the evenings ‘fun’ festivities are over.

A Peachy Breakfast
My Rule Of Thumb

Homemade Dessert Goodness

Butterscoth Apple Crisp
Butterscotch Apple Crisp

Made with Granny Smith apples, butterscotch chips, light brown sugar, flour, ground cinnamon, ground allspice, juice of a lemon, butter, quick oats, salt, and chopped pecans; served with butter pecan ice cream.

OH – MY – WORD!  Talk about yummy fabulousness!  I absolutely loved this Butterscotch Apple Crisp so much I made it several times over within a matter of weeks.  It’s what I do when I love something and it disappears too quickly.  Now whether it disappearing quickly is my fault alone or several other people’s fault that have shared this with me is up for debate.

But if sweetness isn’t your thing, don’t bother.  It’s yummy sweet!  I always throw in some extra butterscotch chips when I make this.  I mean, the butterscotch combined with the Granny Smith apples and the crispness of it all—oooohhhh, manAnd then to have the nerve to serve it with Butter Pecan Ice Cream—HEAVEN!  Say it with me now.

It’s hard to share something like this when you realize you can only get 2 or 4 slices out of it.  That the pan is a 3-quart 9″ x 13″ is neither here nor there.  It’s all in how you decide to slice it up.

Who came up with what a serving size should look like anyway?  My serving sizes NEVER look the same as what the so-called “experts” say a serving size is.  They really need to rethink that whole thing.

Peach Cobbler
Peach Cobbler

Made with sliced peaches, almond liqueur, nutmeg, brown sugar, corn starch, flour, granulated sugar, salt, baking powder, butter, buttermilk, and egg white.

Moving on to the Peach Cobbler.  Wow!  I loved this, too!  The almond liqueur is what sets it off.  And, as per usual, I could only see getting 2-4 servings out of this at the most.  So share as you see fit.

If you ever need:

  • a way out of a traffic ticket
  • a way to get a man or a woman
  • a discount on your groceries
  • front row concert seats
  • a job promotion
  • free gas refills for your car
  • to prevent someone from shooting you

THIS IS THE WAY TO GO, my peeps!!  Always keep a slice of this peachy bad boy on you for situations such as these and you’re good-to-go!

Five-Layer Bars
Five-Layer Bars

Made with graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, chopped pecans, butterscotch chips, semisweet chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and sweetened condensed milk.

These Five-Layer Bars were ok to me but I didn’t really want a lot of this.  Kids would probably like it more than I did.  It was good, but not good enough for me to keep the recipe in my permanent recipe binder that I have going.

If a recipe can get a permanent spot in ‘the binder’, it’s doing pretty good—because that means I think it’s fabulous enough to keep and make again one day.

So, if you have nothing else to do today, definitely make yourself some of that Butterscotch Apple Crisp and Peach Cobbler because you’re really missing out on life if you don’t.  (See the links above for the recipes.)  And if that’s not your thing, just head towards the kitchen and make any dessert you’d might like to have or try.  Most importantly, don’t be afraid to keep the whole 9″ x 13″ tray for yourself.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Where one person sees getting 20 servings out of a dish to serve—another may see only 2 or 3 servings coming out of it.

A Peachy Breakfast