Thursday, October 6, 2011

I Made it!

So, tonight I took upon the challenge of the "Yummiest Peach Cobbler". I was a little excited. Ok, I was really excited because:

1. My peaches that only cost me $2 were ripe and ready and I could smell them as I sat at the table.

2. I had watched a video explaining how to blanch peaches to make their skin easy to peel off- which by the way is genius! So I was pretty eager to see how that would all pan out.

Pretty nice if I don't say so myself. : )

**However, I do have to say this... either the people that made that video didn't need to slice their peaches and were just eating them whole like this for some strange reason, or they have some secret hidden in their back pocket, but it was almost IMPOSSIBLE to cut these suckers! When the peach has the skin on it, I usually can slice it half way and then twist it to get it off of the pit. That did not happen. I really don't know how I got the peach off from the pit, but it happened and I'm just glad it did. : )

3. We were having friends over tonight for an Arrested Development watching get together. (Which if you haven't seen that show, you need to. It will make you laugh.) But we ended up just talking instead, and that was cool too. And we laughed a lot.

4. It just feels good to make something from scratch, especially something that only cost $2 because I already had everything else on hand. Oh yeah! Bargain! (thanks to HEB!)

5. It also feels good to make something from 1 of the 527 recipes I've copied off the internet for that "someday-I'll-make-that" kind of meal.

6. Oh, and I almost forgot! The real kicker. If for no other reason, I was finally able to use my lovely green apple Kitchenaide stand mixer!

Let's just say first off, I'm not one to read directions of any kind unless they are to drive somewhere unfamiliar. So of course, I look at this device and ask Mike (who, obviously wouldn't know anything about it),

"how do you work this thing?"

And he as always asks back, "Well did you look at the directions?"

Of course not! Who does that?

So I fiddle with it for a whole 10 seconds and totally figured it out... except I couldn't figure out how to get the actual "mixer" part of it off. Our friend Sarah Beth showed me that one!

But the mixing process was cool. I could mix stuff together...

and then go somewhere else and it was still mixing! Perfection! : )

I must say a HUGE thank you again to my wonderful parents for such a lovely gift.

So this is how the peach cobbler turned out.

It was pretty yummy. Perfect with some vanilla ice cream! Super easy recipe! We'll have just a little bit for leftovers!

Completely satisfied,

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