I really prefer writing to typing. I can type faster than I write, but when in front of the computer I feel my creativity is limited because I must be linear. I can only do one thing at a time. When I write there is a lot more creative energy – more directions I can go. I can, for example, build a mind map on the side of my page to help funnel my thoughts and keep me on track. I have yet to find a way to manage this on a computer – except at work where I have two large monitors and plenty of jot/doodle space on the desk in front of me. Is this just me? I mean does any one else out there notice a difference in themselves between paper/computer? Now if only I could jot you all a little note daily, that would be fabulous – and so much easier!
I am in the fuzzy middle of a crazy work schedule. Apparently I must really earn my upcoming vacation… Well fine. So long as I can spend a few hours out in the New England sun playing corn-hole and drinking mudslides at The Oar, while not obsessively checking all of my devices for emergent emails, calls or texts. I will, however, be checking for updates about our pup. We had a hard time leaving Cody at the vet after having him for a week… We have had 3 months of fun with him at this point and I am a nervous wreck about leaving him. Not because I think something bad is going to happen, but I don’t want him to think we left him. And because so much of my day revolves around my two boys – how will I handle only having one?
Last night I desperately wanted a drink. And to go to bed at 5pm. Neither happened, as I was on call and still hadn’t gotten dinner on the table. Carver and I decided the next best thing (to a nightcap and early bed time) was peach cobbler. I am fairly certain Carver has been asking for peach cobbler since our first summer together. He’s a sucker for any baked fruit with a crumble topping served a la mode. Can you blame him? Me either. Which is why I obliged.
A few weeks ago At some point over the last year we saw Giada make a peach-strawberry cobbler and that’s what Carver wanted. I didn’t have fresh strawberries but I did have some beautiful frozen blueberries (used here and here) so we used those.
This was a very simple thing. Preheat the oven and prep your baking dish.
Mix up your filling and crust in two separate dishes.
Layer your dish and bake.
Peach Blueberry Cobbler *I am so sorry that there aren’t photos for this… There will be soon when we make this again. For now, please just trust me. You can’t screw this up – butter, fruit and brown sugar are perfect together.
- 3 medium peaches (look for ripe or just under-ripe) sliced thin
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 tablespoon flour
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup nuts, chopped (I had walnuts so that’s what I used)
- 3 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- dash salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a glass baking dish with non-stick spray.
In your baking dish, mix the filling ingredients. Stir well to make sure all the fruit is coated in the sauce.
In a small bowl whisk the dry ingredients of your topping. Cut in the butter – basically you need to get your butter crumbled into the dry ingredients so it is a coarse meal and the butter chunks are the size of peas.
Spread the topping evenly over the fruit filling.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until the fruit is bubbly and the topping is golden-brown and crisp.
*The original recipe would yield 4-6 servings for a points plus value of 13-19. My version above yields 4-6 servings for a points value of 6-9. That’s a smart splurge!