Monday, June 30, 2008

Lazy Housewife Cobbler (Peach)

Cobbler Mix:

1 c. self-rising flour

1 c. sugar

1 c. milk

1 stick butter


1 qt. fruit (your choice), peaches, cherries or blackberries

1/2 c. water

1/2 c. sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in 9x13 pan in oven. In saucepan, mix fruit, 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. (If you are truly a lazy housewife you can skip this step and use a large can of peaches. In medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, milk and melted butter. Pour fruit mixture into the 9x13 pan and pour batter over it. Bake 30 to 40 minutes until golden brown at 350 degrees.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Penny's Pretzel Salad

Ok I must admit I googled this picture. The last two times I've made this recipe it's been totally so I could eat the whole dish myself and not because I wanted to give it a photo opp. This is a recipe I vividly remember from my childhood. Recently someone else made it at a BBQ and I had a great childhood flashback. So I thought I'd share it for all to enjoy.
2 ½ cups crushed pretzels
3 T sugar
½ cup melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Mix all ingredients and spread in a 9 x 13 pan.Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup sugar
8 oz. cool whip
Blend all topping ingredients.Spread on top of baked crust.
Jello Topping:
1 (6 oz) pkg. strawberry jello
2 cups water
1 (16 oz) pkg. frozen strawberries
Boil water and mix with strawberry jello.Add frozen strawberries.Let jello cool slightly and begin to gel.Pour strawberry mixture on top of cream cheese mixture.Chill.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Apricot Festival in Patterson

The Patterson Apricot Fiesta has been a childhood memory for awhile now. It was the sort of place we went in highschool to pass the time during the beginning of summer. I remembered a food court with sparsely spaced hay bales and some craft vendors.
So 10 years later when I decide to go back for the first time I was suprised to find several organized rows of vendors, a decent food court, plenty of shade, rides for the kids and a free music stage.

The whole even was quite enjoyable but we ended up making the safe choices for food. I had yet another lockford sausage and my daughter had some garlic fries.

The food highlight. Pumpkin Fudge. Yummy. We had free samples. I'll post a link tomorrow when I get the business card out of my car.
(The picture by the way is my daughter enjoying her first garlic fries...yummy!)