Thursday, August 19, 2010

MIA and TT

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 egg
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.


Sue said...

You have been busy and we sure miss you! So glad you are getting in your steps though. I need to do that. I've neglected that trying to get caught up on my quilting! lol

That's awesome that your husband won a camera!

Have a great day with whatever it is you are doing :)

Hugs to you, Mary

Cora said...

Love some peaches...anyway you fix them, even pickled!
I have the T. Yearwood Cookbook too, both of them and I love them.
=) I need some of your walking motivation to "step" all over me!!

Sherry said...

I think there is a "conspiracy" afoot in blogland to get me into canning!!! LOL

Between you & Judy Laquidara (Patchwork Times) that is all I have been seeing. . . canning, canning and more canning!! he he he

My husband loves things with a bit of "zip" (whereas I can't handle any spicy food). . .so the pepper recipe you provided in your last post sounds like something that would be good to make for him & Christmas gifts.

Keep up with the recipes. . . I'll get domesticated one of these days!! LOL

In peace & pieces,

Sherry V.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Busy busy gal!! Missed ya!! But I totally understand ;) Thanks for the recipe. Just so happens I have a few white peaches I need to use up! Great job on the exercise! I've been doing "Zumba" which is lots of fun. As soon as it gets cooler though, i plan to incorporate more walking again. I've missed that! -Tammy

At Home With Amy said...

Do some walking for me Mary. Between work, taking care of my mother and running my daughter to School, Volleyball, and Cheerleading, I have no time to do anything for me.
Oh how I would love to can peaches or anything for that matter. Love to see some pictures of your stuff.
Have fun at your quilting get together tonight. Enjoy that dessert. It sure sounds yummy!

Christine said...

Good for you, keeping at the walking!
Hope you have a great evening with the ladies.
Thanks for your comments - nice to know you visited!

Dolores said...

Your visit with friends tonight sounds delicious and fun!!
Congratulations on keeping up with your walking......
Thanks for the recipe..

Linda said...

I love a good peach cobbler...I usually make a crisp.My walking has been suffering a bit too because all of the sudden it has gotten really hot here and it is not cooling down in the evenings. I have taken advantage of the heat by sewing! Enjoy your ladies night!

Lynda said...

You do sound busy. I also work at a desk and have a hard time getting in exercise. 10,000 steps is a good idea. I'm going to have to try your pepper butter recipe, it sounds delicious. I too enjoy Pokey's blog...she has some amazing quilts. Thanks for commenting on my giveaway!

Mandi @ Sweetly Home said...

I'm making peach cobbler this weekend and using this recipe! Can't wait!

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