I have been missing in action because it has been a very busy summer, and I see no slowing down. Yesterday Jenny, Julie and I canned 20 quarts of peaches; we still have a few splints to do, but that will be tomorrow.
This 10,000 step challenge that I'm participating in at work has really taken a bite into my time. On Saturdays and Sundays I'm on the road and walking to Elgin and back; it's a 3.5 mile walk. Those two days it's easy to rack up the steps. Because I work at a desk, the rest of the week it's been difficult. So to get thos extra steps in, I've done a lot of walking at home and after supper; but my housework and sewing time has been neglected. I still walk to Elgin on the weekends, but I'm getting back to the things I want to do and let the steps come as they may.
The new camera my husband won has not been used much. He was given the camera but not the box the cord came in! Long story short, he should be getting the box and cord; and I hope to back in business blogging and showing pictures of what I've been sewing.
Tonight I am hosting my quilt friends (the TT group) at my house. From my Trish Yearwood cookbook, I'm making her recipe for chicken salad and serving it on mixed greens. I am also making Ina Garten's recipe for blueberry muffins. And for dessert, I'm making Fern's peach cobbler. Fern is one of my favorite aunts, and she was a wonderful cook. I'll share the recipe at the end of this post.
I'm setting up a couple tables in the backyard. My friend LuAnn (no blog, but I wish she did; you'd love her) has a knack for entertaining and decorating. She has given me some great ideas; I'll have pictures tomorrow to share. I think it'll be fun to put into action some of her suggestions; I know it'll be a fun evening just having these women together. See you tomorrow.
5 cups fresh peaches, sliced
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, melted
Put sliced peaches in an 8x10 pan. In a separate bowl, lightly beat egg. Add flour, sugar, salt, and lemon juice. Mix until crumbly; sprinkle over peaches. Drizzle melted butter over all. Baket at 375° for 45 minutes.