Peach Cobbler and Laundry

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We had a busy day at my house, as we do on most Saturdays, and by late in the afternoon everyone was wiped out.  I thought a special something was in order so I made peach cobbler and it was a big hit.  Cobbler is a very simple dessert, just a plain batter with some fresh fruit, bake and voila!….you are queen of the kingdom and your loyal subjects sing your praises (or something like “You’re awesome, thanks mom!” as they stuff cobbler into their mouths).

Everyone has been working hard to get organized for our trip to visit my parents in California.  We leave in about 5 days and the inevitable chaos that comes with travel and children has started to rain down upon my house.  Before we can go anywhere there are mountains of laundry to be done, wetsuits and goggles to find, bags to pack, iPods need new music, mountains of laundry and did I mention all the laundry???  I will remain strong, that bag of unsorted socks will not break me!  If we all wear mismatched socks so be it…..my sister will just have to be embarrassed when she meets us at the airport (well, maybe I will break out the sandals, the boys will have to make do).  How can 3 boys generate so much dirty laundry and why can’t I find any matching socks?!  *sigh* let’s change the subject, I have issues with laundry.

The boys are super excited to see their cousins, aunts, uncle, and grandparents and I know they are excited to have us come out for a visit.  Unfortunately, my hubby will not be able to make the trip as our beautiful Sebastian has contracted lyme disease which needs daily medications and lots of TLC.  He will keep up with our adventures via nightly phone calls and emails.  I have a feeling he will love having the house to himself for a little while. 🙂

So before I forget, the Peach Cobbler recipe is as follows:

9 inch baking dish
2 1/4 cups fresh peaches, sliced
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup sugar & 1/8 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/2 stick butter

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.  Place your baking dish, I use a 9″ round pie dish, in the center of the oven rack.  Put the 1/2 stick of butter in the baking dish and close the oven door.  As the oven preheats the butter will melt and coat the baking dish.

Slice up just over 2 cups of fresh peaches.  Set aside to be used later.  

To make the batter sift the flour, baking powder and 3/4 cup of sugar into a mixing bowl.  Then add the milk and whisk until blended.  

Check that your oven is preheated to 325 degrees, the butter has melted and is bubbling in the baking dish.  Carefully pour your batter into the baking dish, it will be quite full when you have poured out all the batter.  Then drop your sliced peaches into the dish, making sure to cover the batter all over with peaches.  The baking dish will almost be overflowing but this is a good thing.  Do not stir the peaches into the batter.  This is very important, No Stirring.  Use the remaining 1/8 cup of sugar to sprinkle all over the top of the cobbler.

Bake for 1 hour or until the cobbler is a lovely golden brown and you can see juice bubbling up around the fruit.  Set out to cool for about 30 to 45 minutes.  I like the cobbler to cool a little bit and set up, it is still warm when I serve it and a side of vanilla ice cream is a delicious touch.  Enjoy!