Monday, October 19, 2009


On Friday night I felt like I needed something sweet to eat. Did you get that? Needed? Well, I did. And...I also wanted something sweet. Which in all honesty is probably more accurate.
Either way you look at it...want...need...I decided to make a Peach Crisp. Why Peach Crisp you ask? Because I had peaches. And I'm too lazy to make anything with a crust unless I've got one pre-made somewhere. And I didn't. So...crisp it is!
A crisp is the perfect dessert for people like me who aren't real into baking. A crisp is good because, really, there's no need for precision. I'm not into baking because I'm not into precision. I don't care to measure. I just like to toss stuff in a bowl and see how it comes out. With cooking, this works for me more often than not. With baking? Not so much. But...a crisp is very forgiving.
I used frozen peaches from last summer. I had purchased several boxes of delicious local peaches to can and to freeze. We ate all of the canned peaches. But I had some frozen ones left. So I defrosted them in a bowl of water while I prepared the topping. Easy, peasy....flour, oats, butter, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg. Seriously. How can you go wrong with that combination? I tossed the peaches in my trusty old 8x8 pan, squeezed in a bit of lemon juice, sprinkled in a bit of sugar and stirred. Then I sprinkled on the topping and baked it for 40 minutes.

While it was cooling Chris and I went to pick the boys up from the school's Harvest Festival. On the way home we stopped at the store to get some vanilla ice cream. Because if you're going to go to the trouble of making Peach Crisp, you really need to go the extra mile and get some vanilla ice cream to go with it. Right? And if you're going to get vanilla ice cream you may as well get DOUBLE vanilla ice cream. You know...why stop at just vanilla when you can go double? Sounds like, "If you give Michelle some peach crisp she's going to ask for some vanilla ice cream to go with it. And if you give her some vanilla ice cream to go with her peach crisp she'll ask for a glass of milk to wash it all down."
Everyone was in agreement....Peach Crisp is good. I'm thinking next time I make it...a little more brown sugar in the topping. I'm just sayin'.


Conny said...

Your peach crisp looks very delicious! Just right to satisfy a sweet toothed craving. :>) Yummm.

Elaine said...

That looks yummy!

The Cottage Comtesse said...

That looks seriously GOOD. Wish my hips would let me eat like that every day!

Anonymous said...

oh yeah, that looks good! and, love the new banner.

Louisiana Laura said...

oooh that looks good, I have my flour on the counter, optimistically thinking I'll bake something... ok, now I'm inspired... :)

Camie | Red Gate Gardens said...

I can pretty much smell it from here! The problem with making anything with a struesel topping (for me) is I eat the butter/sugar/oatmeal combo before it even makes it to the fruit.

Oh, I'll just take a little quickly turns into a free-for-all. Fruit crisps just aren't as delicious without the "crisp" part. Nor do they bake up as pretty. Ever see a browned peach?

Happy Tuesday my friend!

Nancy said...

Love the new banner. That peach crisp looks delish. Mmm.

Beegirl said...

Sounds wonderful! I love crisps..