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GIVE THEM FOOD...and other ways to cope with life

Aug. 31, 2009 5:51 pm 
Updated: Sep. 10, 2009 8:49 am
Thanks for all the wonderful support during this difficult week.  What a great community this is.
I'm coping by keeping busy in my kitchen.  I finally made it out to find some peaches and got a little carried I tend to do....I processed 30 lbs of peaches, made jam, peach pie and peach sauce...all in one day!   Today I made peach crumb cake........Cooking is coping....I just can't eat it all or I'll be waddling around my kitchen!

Here's an old recipe for you if you have peaches around.

Peach Crumble Cake

*blanch and peel and slice enough peaches for 3-4 cups

In your food processor or by hand, combine :

2 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cups butter

-remove 3/4 cup of crumbs and set aside for topping

-add 1 tsp baking soda to remaining crumbs
-then add 1 beaten egg and 1 cup of milk..soured is good

-pour batter into greased 9x12 pan
-cover batter with peaches
-top with reserved crumb mixture

bake at 375 for 30-35 min.

Enjoy with some icecream!
Aug. 31, 2009 8:24 pm
Oh, my that sounds good and I just happen to have 5 pound of peaches to play with. I'm glad you have found a way to cope. Things will change and even get better. Especially with peach jam in the house.
Aug. 31, 2009 8:51 pm
Yup I am going to try this right now. Unfortunately I don't have any fresh peaches but maybe some well drained can peaches will provide a similar effect.
Aug. 31, 2009 9:56 pm
I hope all is ok with you. Maybe peaches should be a regularly prescribed therapy. I Teamed Up with a few friends and we canned about lbs of peaches on Sat.
Sep. 1, 2009 5:06 am
Thanks all! Natasharenee....canned are fine, don't worry too much about moisture from the peaches,...this is a german cake and therefore a little drier.
Sep. 1, 2009 6:49 am
God works in mysterious ways. I mentioned that I know about "losing babies" in a comment on your last blog about your dog, Fred. This morning my kitty was discovered in the road. Had been hit sometime in the night. I am very sad but I think she and Fred are keeping each other company in heaven. She loved dogs :) Maybe I need to get some peaches to help me out. I am going to make my favorite asparagus soup tonight, hopefully that will work.
Sep. 1, 2009 7:27 am
Yes, cooking is great to keep ones mind occupied while coping with extra stress. Lately I have been vigorously ironing when I am stressed or ANGRY! I need to lose ten pounds before my trip to the states and cooking while stressed wouldn't be good for that endeavor. The peach recipe sounds delish!
Sep. 1, 2009 7:32 am
KarasMom06, so sorry to hear about your kitty. My cats also love our dogs, no one elses though. Hope your soup comes out perfect, it is one of my favorite.
Sep. 1, 2009 10:34 am
Boy, I wish we had some good fresh peaches around here! I absolutely adore them and am dying to make some home-made peach ice cream, but there is no chance of that here in Minnesota this time of year. :(
Sep. 1, 2009 1:18 pm
Wish I had those peaches here! Hey, I subscribed to your blog. Where does it go? I'd like to get it in my email everyday. Hope you are coping well today. I am going through chemo right now for leukemia/lymphoma. I had treatment yesterday so today is a down day. Wish I had some peach pie!! :o) I never had that loosing weight thing with cancer. I relate to the waddling thing! Talk to you soon, Lori
Sep. 2, 2009 7:45 am sad about kitty..i like to think that they are all now healthy and happy and giving the angels lots of joy. Valentine...use canned, it's ok Lori...I don't know what happens when you subscribe to a blog..I'll find out but in the mean time you can email the tech support on the site..they're prompt and great and ask them what to do. Thanks for your interest in my blog. I'll keep you in my prayers during this difficult time for complete healing. Argentina...come to my house, you can iron, i'll cook!
Sep. 2, 2009 3:35 pm
As I was making your cake this morning I had the peaches peeled and sliced in a bowl. In comes my husband with a fly swatter! He kills a fly and where to you think it landed! I look over to see my helpful hubby trying to pick the fly out of the peaches! I wounder if he was going to tell me what happen! The world may never know!
Lynne Dufour 
Sep. 3, 2009 6:55 am
This reminds me of a cake my grandmother made when I would visit as a little girl. I wanted the recipe, but no one in my family had it and she died in 1974. Thank You. It warmed my tummy and my soul. Sorry about your loss. It is hard and peaches and baking do help. Lost my poodle of 19 yrs a while back and it still makes me sad. I go into the kitchen and create. It really helps.
Sep. 3, 2009 9:22 am
Thank-you so much for the recipe, I have peaches getting too ripe on my counter, this sounds delicious.
Sep. 6, 2009 9:11 pm
Cocojo, thanks for the recipe, sure sounds delicious. Have been thinking about making peach pies. My kids, both living on their own, have hinted how much they loved and miss my peach pies. Have you ever frozen baked peach pies? How do you thaw them? This is the first year I've made/baked and frozen fruit pies but haven't had the need to use them yet. To Lori D - When you subscribe to a blog here on AR, it means: Go to the tab on the home page which reads "my allrecipes". Click on it. Below the box which contains "my recipe box - most recently added" should be "Subscribed blogs". It will show the list of those who you subscribe to and when they were last updated. It's easier than scrolling through everyone's blogs to find certain blogs. Hope this helps you out.
Sep. 10, 2009 8:48 am reheat a baked peach pie, let it sit at room temp for 1 hour then bake it 375 for 30-40 min. If the pie is not baked, put it directly from freezer to oven.
Sep. 10, 2009 8:49 am
Lynn...glad this made you think of your grandmother.
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