It seems I have so much to share with you all. Our church has a fellowship breakfast once a year at Smartview Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Sunday was a beautiful morning for eating outside. Saturday we were wondering if we would get to have it or not. We had lots of fog but Sunday morning was bright and beautiful. I took sausage gravy, biscuits, fresh churned butter, and scrambled eggs-fresh from our hens. God is so good!
Jess and the boys came up Saturday morning to spend the weekend. David was at a conference in Georgia all day Saturday. He came to our house after the conference. He got here about 1:00 A.M. Jessica’s friend Leah came over on Saturday to visit with her. Our house had lots of action-five children all together chasing after kittens. They all had lots of fun. We made peach ice cream Saturday evening. It was VERY good but I am partial to peach ice cream. I got the recipe from Allrecipes.com
2 1/2 pounds fresh peaches – peeled, pitted and chopped
Mix all ingredients together and put into ice cream maker.
Yesterday I made homemade tomato soup from our tomatoes. I got this recipe from allrecipes.com also.
4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
- In a stockpot, over medium heat, combine the tomatoes, onion, cloves and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and gently boil for about 20 minutes to blend all of the flavors. Remove from heat and run the mixture through a food mill into a large bowl, or pan. Discard any stuff left over in the food mill.
- In the now empty stockpot, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour to make a roux, cooking until the roux is a medium brown. Gradually whisk in a bit of the tomato mixture, so that no lumps form, then stir in the rest. Season with sugar and salt, and adjust to taste.
I did do a few things different. I used about 1/4 tsp celery salt instead of regular salt and I only used 1/2 tsp sugar. I made enough of this to can 5 pts. According to the Ball canning book, you process this for 20 min. on 10 lb pressure. I ended up putting mine in the freezer as I was pushed for time.
Okay, one more recipe. I told you all I had a lot to share. That’s what happens when I don’t make a post for several days. Anyway, today I made a peach simple syrup. I had a few peaches left and wondered what I could do with them. Something easy. I cut the peaches into chunks. Enough to make l cup chopped peaches. I then brought to a boil 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Pour the boiling water over the peaches and let sit. I let mine sit all day. Strain the mixture and you have a great tasting peach simple syrup. Then I put about 3 tbsp. peach simple syrup into an 8 oz glass. I then added ice and sparkling water. I would have used club soda but I was out of it. I got this idea from http://theblessedhearth.blogspot.com/. She did something similar with ginger. I think I might even try mixing the peach and the ginger syrup together. I might try adding this to tea as I really like peach tea. Well, I’ve bored you all enough with all these recipes. Enjoy your day and God bless.
Sounds like you had such a fun weekend! After tomorrow morning there will be no more kittens to chase here-it is a relief but kind of sad too. All the recipes sound so, so good. Can’t wait until tomorrow evening. It has been way too long!
Hi Donna.. I am so glad you had such a wonderful day. You sure have been busy.. It must be so nice to go out and pick your own peaches and your recipes sound divine.. Tomato Soup is something I crave sometimes.. We are now getting fresh produce.. Terry picked some of our beans and greens.. They were so good..
I must try your peach syrup when the peaches go on sale here.. smile..
Thanks for mentioning my site.. I appreciate it..
Your fellowship breakfast sounds great. I love the picture. We are waiting for our peaches.
Have a great day.
Oh, I am coming back for these recipes, just as soon as I finish catching up with all my commenting! It has been a very busy week with the “seal” crash and funerals.
It sounds like you had a wonderful active fun filled day! And, Oh my, your breakfast sounds delicous. I would love to have attended a Church Fellowship on the Blue Ridge. When I lived in Alaska, the Church we attended would once a year have a camping church fellowship weekend at a large park. It was absolutly fantastic fun for us kids. We would have a tent church meeting and we always thought the mosquitoes would snatch us away! 😉