Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Peach Kuchen (Week 33 with Andy)

My dear mother-in-law purchased a lug of peaches so I made some Peach Kuchen.  YUMMY if I do say so myself!

Andy checked out the peaches

Peach Kuchen

8-10 Servings  Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (cut up into small pieces – cut stick into long fourths)


  • 2 cans (one 29 ounces, one 15-1/4 ounces) sliced peaches, drained  [about 4 fresh peaches]
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

In a small bowl, combine flour, confectioners' sugar and salt. Using a fork or pastry blender, cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Pat lightly into an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan.  [I used 9 X 13 pan and it was okay.]

Arrange peaches over the crust; set aside.  [Actually you can use any fruit that you want - apples, blueberries, etc.]

 In another bowl, beat eggs. Whisk in the sugar, salt, flour and sour cream until mixture is smooth. Pour over the peaches.

Bake at 450° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 325°; bake 35-40 minutes more or until center is set.

Serve warm with whipped cream or chilled. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 8-10 servings.

© Taste of Home 2013 (Recipe only)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Andy's Week 32/52: Here a Chick ,There a Chick

No, Andy is NOT out looking for a girlfriend!!  Our son got himself some chicks.  Those of you who know me know my opinion about owning chickens!  After helping take care of hundreds of them while growing up, I don't care to ever own another one!  Lucky for me these are up at the feedlot (about 1/2 mile from the house).

They are kind of cute though.  These will grow up to lay eggs.  The 'kids' didn't order the meat variety birds because they claim they don't know how to butcher them.  I foresee lessons in their future as I have butchered many chickens.  Homegrown birds make the best eating.

Snack Time

Getting a drink
Andy checking out the chicks
Andy finally got the chance to go out to the barn to see them.  I don't think he was too sure about those noisy, stinky little peepers.  He stayed a safe distance away!

(Sorry about the dirty floor.  I know I should have waited until Christopher put down fresh newspapers (or coupons as was the case here!), but I was not going to wait around that long.)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

31/52: Fun Zone Daycare visit

This week Andy and I spent part of a day helping a friend at her daycare.  I think the kids liked Andy!