Sunday, July 13, 2008


I love summer weekends. We have been enjoying the beach and ocean very much, but decided to take a day to get some small things done around the house.
A little weeding, painting, and planting more herbs. We could hear our neighbors doing the same thing, and decided to have them over for cheeseburgers, and peach pie.

I do love working outside, getting things done, working up a sweat, and an appetite. There is nothing like taking a cold shower after though, and putting on your favorite summer dress for dinner.

This was the first peach pie I have made. I have been wanting to do it for years, but I just never have. It was worth the wait.
Peach Pie:
Favorite pie crust recipe, or frozen pie crust
5 to 6 cups peaches, peeled and quartered ( blanch the peaches first for super easy peeling )
1/2 cup crown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Stir peaches gently with above ingredients until well coated, poor in pie shell. Add top crust, poke holes and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
Bake at 450 for 20 minutes, then 350 for 35-45 minutes.


QuiltedSimple said...

Those peaches look yummy. Glad you had a productive day!

Mary said...

Sounds like a great day!

a friend to knit with said...

oh yes. i want to make a pie. and a peach pie would be delicious!

jo said...

Glad you enjoyed your weekend. We too had a busy one.


Amanda Jean said...

ok, so you cook all these delicious on earth do you stay so thin????

Linda said...

That pie looks yummy!

kaetrn said...

i agree that the best part of a summer day is the transition from day to evening with a cool shower, a splash of refreshing cologne, and a summery dress....

Beata said...

Summer is great isn't it -- too bad it's so short!

craftoholic said...

Yummy! I made a peach pie this weekend as well! It was pretty good, but next time I will return to my old favorite:
It's the best!

craftoholic said...

ok, I'm not sure that link worked, let's try it this way cobbler

FinnyKnits said...

"There is nothing like taking a cold shower after though, and putting on your favorite summer dress for dinner."

TOTALLY. That's what makes hot summer yard work so fulfilling. Plus, the yard always look SO much better when you're clean and wearing something not soaked through with sweat.

Melissa said...

I also think the shower after working in the yard is the best! I worked in our yard for 3 hours yesterday and I was so gross after. That shower was heaven!

Sandy said...

I have never tried peach pie. I must! This looks fantastic.