It’s been a heavy sort of week. Lots of seriousness and such in these parts. And though I have perhaps just a little more I should be saying, I’ll wait until next week because I think everyone could use some frivolity to lead into the weekend, yes?
I had a large box of produce I needed to use up this week, including a big handful of some truly delectable looking peaches. I had an epic fail earlier in the week with my Pawcurean Beety Treaties which failed to convince both humans and dogs that they were edible- back to the drawing board on that one! No matter. Peaches are a lot easier to work with than the much maligned beet.
Aren’t they delectable looking? It was only out of a sense of duty that I made anything at all with them, as opposed to just eating them as is (also a viable choice. Yum!)
The goal was to make a cobbler good enough for us to gobble up, but also safe enough for a well behaved dog to get to share a bite or two as well. I started with this Healthy Peach Cobbler recipe, which is pretty straightforward in terms of ingredients. I cut the honey in half and it was still plenty sweet.
I only made a half recipe since that was all the peaches I had on hand, so instead of a big baking dish they wound up in little miniature springform pans. Another wedding gift I am just getting around to using a decade later. I have no idea why I registered for these things in the first place, but they sure are cute.
After baking, you end up with a really delightful little peach tart.
Who you calling a tart? asks the apple.
I think this was my husband’s attempt at artistic food photography. We both agreed the sunflower was a bit much.
I have to say I don’t care for the way that sunflower is eyeing my tart.
There was a lot of fighting over this one. Brody got about a quarter gobbler so as to avoid a major sugar rush, leaving the remaining 3/4 for the kids to fight over like hyaenas. While they were distracted, I hid the second gobbler for after they went to bed. (There were no such maneuvers required for the Beety Treaties.)
hidden exposures says
ha ha! love the captions. yeah, no beets for me but i’d be hard pressed to share anything with fresh peaches with anyone. sadly where i am peach season is pretty much over. 🙁
Can I come to your house for dinner? 😉
Dr. V says
Sure, but the peach gobbler’s all gone and all I have left are the Beety Treaties.
Mommy has a visceral reaction to beets – yuck! But we BOTH love peaches! 🙂
My husband likes beets, but the only way I can stand them are in borscht or a chilled beet-buttermilk soup (sounds awful, but is really refreshing on a hot humid day).
I like making smoothies with super-ripe peaches. You slice them in hunks, freeze them, then blend them with yogurt and a little bit of milk. Don’t even need sugar (okay, maybe a little, if you really have sweet toothers in the family). And the pup gets to lick out the blender before it goes in the dishwasher.