Monday, July 21st ~ Friday, July 25th
4 ripe peaches, halved
4 Tbsp. light brown sugar
1 c. granola
8 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into 16 pieces
1 pint vanilla ice cream (optional)
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place peach halves, cut side up in baking dish. Sprinkle each half with 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar, 2 Tbsp. granola, and 2 pieces of butter. Bake until peaches are soft and granola begins to brown, about 15 minutes. Transfer to individual plates, spooning juices in dish over each peach half. Serve with ice cream, if desired.
Peach French Toast
4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
2 Tbsp. light brown sugar
2 ripe yellow peaches, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 Tbsp. plus 3/4c. heavy cream
8 slices white or sourdough bread or brioche
3 large eggs
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
In large skillet, over MEIDUM-LOW heat, melt 2 Tbsp. butter until it foams. Add brown sugar and stir for 30 seconds. Add peaches, raise heat to MEDIUM-HIGH and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes. Stir in 2 Tbsp. cream and simmer for 2 minutes. Transfer to bowl. Heat oven to 300. Place 4 slices of bread on cutting board. Divide peach mixture evenly among slices, leaving 1/2 inch border on all sides. Top with another slice of bread and press gently. In shallow bowl, beat eggs and cinnamon. Working in batches, soak sandwiches in egg mixture for 2 minutes per side. Melt 1 Tbsp. butter in large skillet over MEDIUM heat. Fry 2 sandwiches until golden brown, 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to baking sheet and place in oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining butter and sandwiches. Beat remaining cream until soft peaks form. Halve each sandwiches on the diagonal, sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar, and serve with whipped cream. (If using day old bread, trim the crusts).
Peach Salsa Dog
In medium bowl, mix together 2 chopped peaches, 1/2 to 1 chopped jalape�o, 1/4 c. cilantro leaves, and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice; season with salt & pepper. Let sit for 15-20 minutes. Dividing evenly, top 4 split hot dog buns with 4 cooked hot dogs and peach salsa.
Blueberry Water (good for Urinary Tract Infections)
Just like cranberries, blueberries contain substances that prevent bacteria from sticking in your bladder. To ward off UTIs, combine 1 part unsweetened blueberry juice with 2 parts water and sip daily.
Cheese and Walnuts (prevents charley horses)
A charley horse can disrupt sleep, so snack on 1 oz. low fat cheese and a few walnuts one hour before bed. Cheese has magnesium and calcium, which relax your muscles and nervous system, while the walnuts contain melatonin, a sleep promoting brain chemical.
Five flavors reigned supreme acrossthe nation: vanilla came in first, mint chocolate chip-second (Wisconsin);pralines ‘n cream (2 states-Idaho and Iowa) and chocolate (2 states:Mississippi and West Virginia)
TIP OF THE WEEK
Homemade Weed Killer Solution
2 c. Epsom Salts
1/4 c. blue Dawn dish detergent
Store at room temperature in singlelayer on dish towel for up to 3 days. Wash just before eating. Refrigerate anyoverripe peaches.
Yellow: slightly tart, eat out ofhand, bake into muffins and cakes, and turn into jam
White: sweetest and most delicate.Transport ripe ones in plastic container so as not to bruise; enjoy in a salador sangria
Doughnut: small, flattish, tasty aresturdier than the others so they are ideal for a picnic. Use in a cobbler, oras doughnuts- pitted, dipped in batter and deep fried