Happy September! Back to school…football…apples and pumpkins! I love summer, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE Autumn. The season and my little girl. Due to cooler temps (not that it was overly warm this summer) even using the oven is now allowed. Casseroles, bakes, and cookies oh my! Did I say cookies? I didn’t really mean cookies. They are extremely unhealthy and loaded with sugar and fat. Ok..we all have our weaknesses and mine are cookies. Especially chocolate chip! Ok….so fine, yes, cookies will be in my oven. With plenty of healthy stuff of course 🙂
Like everyone else, the kids finally are back to school. Bittersweet really. I like getting back to the routine of things. But I don’t like that the time is going sooo fast. I can’t believe my baby is in 4th grade already! Her and her sassy butt are definitely almost 10 years old. We will see how the year goes. Allison has some pretty big decisions to make since she’s in 11th grade, that she’s not ready to make. Hopefully she does well enough this year! Autumn likes her teacher and had the “best three days”. This will continue until the teacher has to have a talk with her about being too chatty in class. It happens every year. It’s going to be worse this year because the neighbor boy AND her best friend are in her class. She doesn’t even get a few weeks to get comfortable with new friends before she will be too chatty. Poor Mrs. Light. She doesn’t know what she’s in for.
Marathon training? 10 miles today. In. The. Rain. I hate the rain. I will consider it prep for the 5k tomorrow I’m doing with Autumn for Ovarian Cancer Awareness.
So before I go all apple/pumpkin/casserole/crockpot/game day recipes on my posts, I’m posting “end of summer when peaches are best” recipe. I made this yesterday, when it was actually 90 degrees. It’s a cold soup. I’ve never made a cold soup before. Warning: If serving to children, do not call it soup. Kids have this preconceived notion that soup is only hot. For the kids sake, I should have relabeled it a smoothie, or creamy peach “anything but soup”. It was so good. Autumn liked it until Bobby didn’t. Then she didn’t like it as much. All of them said it was ok, not great. The ol’ man liked it, as did I. It was good, dang it! It was a Gooseberry Patch recipe for Pete’s sake!!
Cream of Peach Soup
- 2lbs. Peaches
- 1/4 C Sugar
- 1 C Water
- 1 C Whipping Cream
- 1/2 C Apple juice or white wine (I used Apple juice)
- Zest of one lemon
- Garnish: Sliced peaches, fresh mint sprigs, or chopped mint leaves
- Dip peaches, one at a time, into boiling water. Cover one and boil minute. Plunge peaches immediately into ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain and slip skins off.
- Cut peaches into quarters.
- Bring sugar and water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat and add peach quarters; cover and simmer 5 minutes. Cool. Process peach mixture in batches in a food processor or blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.
- Stir together peach mixture, whipping cream, apple juice, and lemon zest. Chill for 2 hours. Garnish if desired.
And for good measure…Ms. Sassy Pants, on her first day of 4th grade!