Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Peach Cake

Peace Cake
425 Degrees
25-30 Min

So my local farm stand Buppart’s Farm, had their last of the season peaches so I bought 3 quart thing of peaches (about 4 peaches each) at the counter they had a recipe for peach cake, It is in the oven as we speak and I thought I’d share this crazy simple recipe with everyone. 

Peace Cake:       425 Degrees       25-30 Min
1 C. flour (I used whole grain flour of course)
1/2 C. Sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
½  tsp. salt
½ C. Milk (I used rice milk this time)
1 egg
1 T. Salad Oil (I used coconut oil)
6-7 Peaches (I only ended up using 5 and looked like way too much)
1/2C Sugar
¼ tsp cinnamon

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl, set aside.
Combine milk, eggs & oil in separate bowl, once combined add to dry ingredients.
Grease and Flour 8” pan (I ended up using a 9” round cake pan bc I didn’t have n 8)
Mix ½ C Sugar (I used brown sugar) & cinnamon together, set aside
Put cake mixture into pan, slice peaches and layer on top.
Sprinkle cinnamon & sugar mixture over peaches (I also sprinkled a little bit between each layer of peaches)
Dat with butter (I totally forgot to do this) Bake at 425 for 25-30 min

Well there’s about 15 min left on the oven, will let you know how yummy it is :~) Happy eating my friends!

Well it's just delish! But I think next time I will layer a few layers of peaches in the pan first, then add the cake batter and more on top, the bottom of the cake ended up more like a muffin than cake.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

This is the Year of I did's and not I'm gonna's!!!

Trying my damnedest to do at least a few of the thousand things I've always said I wanna do. So far I've been doing fairly well with my work outs and getting healthy and having my bff join the gym with me has defiantly helped too!!

I have always wanted to be a runner, I feel like running would just be so great for me. The other day I attempted to run on a treadmill, something I haven't done in YEARS!! And I did fairly well, only could stand a few min at speed 5; the treadmill then went to 5 and I only did about 30 seconds before i had to jump off. But thanks to freecycle we will be getting a treadmill tomorrow and the plan is to walk/jog/run on the treadmill everyday. All I keep thinking about is Michale on biggest loser and him running a 5K on the treadmill just to push himself and when he did it he just kept going and everyday after that he ran at least 5 miles. That's what I want, and it kinda started happening to me the other day doing as well as I did.

Well every year I talk about doing 5K or Half Marathons and how one day I'd love to do the marine corp marathon so I've decided to compile a list of the "races" I want to do starting with the one I know i will be doing in the coming year.

~Race for Hope - DC- 5K ~ May 6, 2012 http://www.braintumorcommunity.org/site/PageServer?pagename=RFH_DC_Homepage

~ Zombie Run ~ 5K ~ http://runforyourlives.com/

~Leukemia & Lymphoma Socitey Century Rides

~Marine Corps Marathon ~ 26.2 Mile ~ http://www.marinemarathon.com/

~Tough Mudder ~ 12 Miles ~ http://toughmudder.com/

Monday, September 5, 2011

ASL was right again!! Than again she usually is...

Oh what a weekend! First I got sick, then Lil Dude, then the hubs! Thanks God LK didn’t get sick! {I say that’s all because she is still breastfed, thank god for that!} Well since we were sick and felt like crap I wanted an easy sunday dinner so I made chicken, rice and veggie soup. First I took a frozen organic free range chicken and set the over for 350. I seasoned and put the frozen chicken in a pampered chef stone wear Dutch oven and cooked it for an hr at 350; after that I put the oven on 400. Chicken was done in about 3 hrs. After that I took the juices from the ducth oven and put it in another dutch over for the stove top added sliced carrots, celery, onions and potatoes in the juices. While the veggies where cooking I cut up the chicken; I took the breast, legs and wings and put those in the fridge for chicken salad; picked the rest of the meet off the chicken carcass and put that in the soup, was just the perfect amount of chicken but if you’d like more you could always cut up the breast and add it. To that I added 3 ½ cups of water {since I was out of stock} and ¾ cup of rice brought it to a boil and then put the lid on and let it simmer for about 20-30 min. What a delicious wonderful dinner, especially after the horrible night & day of “tummy troubles”.
Well after that was all said and done {hubs let me get a nap while the chicken was cooking so I felt 50% better} I decided not to let the chicken carcass go to waste and I started chicken stock. Now ASL {amazing or awesome sister in law} tells me constantly how easy it is to make and how good it is for you but I never take the time to make it and always buy it {she pointed out other day that all boxed stocks are is colored water, look at the ingredients, its true!! Says it right there, they don’t even hide it!} So I decided to make chicken stock, I used the Nourishing Traditions {NT} recipe {I highly recommend this cook book to EVERYONE! Its 15 bucks; BUY IT!!!}  It was so easy, I just added the ingredients and set it on the back of the stove and cook it for 24 hrs.  Now that it’s done, I called the ASL to ask her a few questions and we got to talking about stock and I told her how I was gonna freeze it, she suggested I do what she does which is take 1 quart freeze bag and put 2 cups in it and freeze it. I don’t think I can stress enough how freaking easy it is and so much better for you than anything you’d buy in the store!  So happy I took the time to make it!
I always save and freeze my scrap veggies because I know I wanted to make stock so it’s just something I’ve gotten in the habit of it, and with it being so much easier the second time around I’m gonna ride this train and make beef and vegetable stock tomorrow. I got a freezer full of soup bones and veggie scraps no point in letting them go to waste.
Till Next time :~)