Hello! It’s hard to believe that this is the 49th week I’ve completed a Pinterest project! Yay! For today’s project, I have a two for one deal:) I had some very ripe peaches from our recent visit to the orchard and was searching on Pinterest. I came across this recipe for an easy dump cake that called for fresh peaches. I only had one problem-I didn’t have a dry cake mix and didn’t feel like going to the grocery store. I have been slowly getting away from prepackaged foods and making more things from scratch, so I decided it was time to make a dry cake mix from scratch. I found a recipe for a homemade yellow cake mix, which was so simple to make! All I did was mix together some flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. That’s it! Since I just needed the dry mix for the dump cake, it was very simple.
The peaches that Will and Harper helped me pick.
I cut up the peaches and put them in a 9×13 glass dish.
I added some cinnamon and nutmeg and mixed it with the peaches.
Next, I sprinkled the dry homemade cake mix on top and topped with slices of butter.
I baked it for approximately one hour at 350 degrees and voila, a super easy and delicious cake!
It’s more like a peach cobbler than a cake but still super good!
Recently, I took Will and Harper to a local orchard where they have a weekly children’s program called “Come Grow With Us.” The program consisted of a craft, story, a small container for pick-your-own fruit, and a snack. They base the program on whatever specific fruit is in season, and for us, peaches had just started to ripen.
Learning about peaches and honeybees.
Getting ready to make a craft.
Running through the peach orchard.
Big brother, come back here!
The craft and story revolved around ladybugs. Each child painted their own ladybug.
Heading out to the orchard to pick our own peaches!
It was an extremely hot morning! When we got in the car to head back home, the temp in my car read 90 degrees!
Selecting the perfect peach.
Heading back after collecting our fruit.
Enjoying some yummy homemade peach frozen yogurt as part of the program.
Finishing up her yogurt.
Returning the wagon and heading home.
This was such a fun morning! I was pleased with the program and all that the $7 fee (per child) included. We will be back!
Linking up with Ashley and Jess!
As I mentioned in a previous post, we recently picked peaches at a local peach orchard. After picking the peaches, I got on Pinterest in search of a yummy peach dessert and came across this slow cooker peach cobbler recipe. It was the perfect recipe since it was quick, easy, and I had all the ingredients on hand.
Below are my peach pickers!
The recipe turned out well but I think I’ll make a different peach dessert next time. It was quite easy-just slice the peaches and put all of the ingredients in the crock pot. However, it turned out kind of mushy. The topping was all mixed in throughout the peaches. I liked that it was a combination of peach cobbler but had oats in as well, so it was kind of peach crisp-y (but a little mushy, ha!). The recipe didn’t call for butter, which would have made it better. I’ll stick with a good ole peach pie next time!
This past weekend, we had all sorts of fun! On Saturday morning, we went to a local peach orchard. We had been to this orchard back in 2011 when Will was around 16 months (close to Harper’s age now).
Here he is at 16 months at the peach orchard:
Here he is at three, picking peaches! Such a big boy!
Here is Miss H. at the peach orchard. She loved running through the orchard, picking up peaches and poking her finger in them! Ha!
After peach picking, we headed home with our fruit and had lunch. My husband’s work had reserved 200 seats at a theater to see the movie, Planes. So, since it was free, we decided to take WIll and Harper to the movies! This was their first time at the movies, and we probably won’t go for another year or so. It was fun, but Will was distracted throughout. Harper was very tired but fought sleep. She finally fell asleep about ten minutes before the movie was over. It was quite amusing being in a theater full of airplane mechanics and pilots! Ha! Food kept Will and Harper occupied-lots of goldfish and cheerios! I tried to get a picture of Will after the movie, but he wasn’t too thrilled.
On Sunday afternoon, a friend of ours visited us before she headed off to college. We topped off the fun weekend by going out for ice cream. My mom had given us several coupons for this local ice cream place, so we were able to get ice cream for two dollars! I love a good deal! We can’t wait for more fun late summer/fall weekends! I’m already planning my fall fun “bucket” list!