We finally made it out to see the play in the park. It was a million and one degrees, but luckily we got there early enough to set our blanket on the more shady side. We met some friends, had ourselves a little dinner in the grass, and sweat it out with all the other crazy people. Its amazing what some people pulled out of their picnic baskets. The people watching was worth the price of admission.
Jon drove by part of the greenbelt for work the other day, and he was convinced that there might be water down in the creek. So twist my arm, we went on a morning hike to investigate. Now we have gone in the summer a few times before, and it was dry as a bone, so imagine our surprise and delight at this sight. We found it!
We took an anniversary adventure to Fredericksburg last weekend. One of our main goals, besides celebrating our neverending love and devotion, was to obtain peaches. We are under the assumption that these peaches were picked fresh just for us. At this particular peach establishment, they also sold peach ice cream. So there were people sitting in rows of chairs, just silently eating peach ice cream. No words needed.
After we made it back home and took a nap, we promptly made a peach cobbler, with extra dashes of cinnamon, and with melty ice cream on top.
We had some 90 degree days last weekend. Thank goodness our backyard has some nice big trees, and I swear it stays like 20 degrees cooler back there. We take our warm evenings on the back porch with a side of ice cream. Which got me thinking about all the cool summer treats coming up right around the corner! (even though it is super thunder/rain stormy at the moment)
Some popsicle recipes to try soon: lemon and raspberry yogurt with super cute wooden sticks, neopolitan always reminds me of birthdays, classic vanilla pudding, and pretty purple blueberry greek yogurt popsicles.
These ice cream cones are still the best. We used to open them over the sink, so the little nuts didn’t go everywhere. Sometimes I wonder what foods our children will remember.
I had to make an emergency yarn run yesterday, so I stopped by the pattern department for a quick look. We are actually still in cold weather here in the heart of Texas, but it won’t be long before the sun is burning us alive. I started thinking that I should probably start sewing up some summer items now, so they are ready for battle when the time comes!
The last group of peaches were invited to dinner. These peaches wanted to be the star of the show, but became best friends with some tomatoes, peppers, and spices, and decided to share the spotlight with them. Together, they made a salsa worth filling up on.
And thus concludes the story of the little box of peaches that found a nice home in our hearts, and bellies.
The second group of spunky peaches were made into a pie. This pie was not without obstacles. Being 70% juice, the peaches started out by resisting their new pie occupation. But with careful preparation, and a prayer as we placed it in the oven, the peaches came together again, this time to make something that forever will remind me of summer.
These poor peaches were orphans. Can you believe that at one point in their sweet lives, they weren’t wanted? My little heart breaks. Thankfully, they were taken in by the most wonderful family, and with a little help, they went on to become amazing things. The juiciest peaches mixed with an inordinate amount of sugar, and became jam. The jam became part of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and will continue to sweeten our lives even after the seasons change.