Trail Blazin’ and Peach Cobbler!

Hello again!  I’m very excited about this week’s blog post.  Lots of fun things to share.  

First, Tyler and I had the opportunity to serve our community with our church home group at a ministry called Front Porch Ministries.  This Ministry is truly incredible and gives new meaning to the phrase “Love your neighbor.”  Long story short, Front Porch Ministries is run out of the home of a pretty incredible family who felt called to move to the East side of town and love the people of that neighborhood.  For more information about the ministry, check out their website!  frontporchministry.org  On Friday night we volunteered with a summer movie night for the kids in the neighborhood.  Here are some pics:Image

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We also had the great pleasure of hosting two of PMI’s finest, Tyler and Katie!  They were on a volun-tour, recruiting for their medical mission trips around the southeast.  While they were here, we did lots of fun things.

Saturday morning began with the three of us girls getting lost during what we wanted to be a 30 minute hike.  After dismissing the trail map and off-roading through the woods, we realized we had no clue where we were.  (we may have not even been in the park we started hiking in).  Things became dramatic very quickly.  It was basically the beginning of the movie “127 Hours” (or a Criminal Minds Episode).  We were lost, with no water, cell phone, snacks, survival or directional skills.  Finally, we came along another hiker, who when we asked for directions laughed at us, and informed us that we were about 5 miles away from our cars, and that it was all uphill.  Not good news.  Luckily we made it out of the park before any of us became too Hangry.  

We ate a delicious brunch and went to the Musicians Corner, which is a free concert in another park.  On Sunday, we did some cooking.  Here is another Salad in my summer salad series:

Fruit, Walnut, Goat Cheese Salad:

-Arugula

-Baby Spinach

-Strawberries

-Green Apple

-Candied Walnuts

-Goat Cheese

-Champagne Vinaigrette (or Asian/Sesame dressing is really good with it!)

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Katie also had some friends in town that were selling peaches at Bonnaroo and the Farmers Market.  So, we got some complimentary peaches!  

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And what did we do with those free peaches?  We made Peach cobbler, of course!

Recipe:

Melt one stick of butter in a baking dish in the oven.

Cut up 4 cups of peaches.

In separate bowl, mix 1 cup of milk, 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and a tsp of vanilla.

Pour flour mixture over butter.  Do not mix!  spoon peaches over mixture.  Bake at 350 until golden and bubbly!  (About 45 min).

Serve in a martini glass with ice cream and a mint leaf for garnish!

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(and of course we had to serve it with a little bubbly!)

 

Hooray for summer produce!  Have a great week!

Meredith

 

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