Sunday, June 16, 2013

Peach Dumplings

For all the times that you don't do (fill in the blank here), today is the day to celebrate all the things that you do so well.   Who else achieves rock star status every night when you walk through the door and the crowd of 3 roars: "Daddy!"?  Who else can get a kid who "doesn't want to talk about it" to open up just before he falls asleep?  Who else can make the car erupt in laughter with your rendition of fake throwing up? Who else has the patience to take 3 little kids up a ski lift by himself? Who else gives up many of his Sunday afternoons for a few holes of golf with the kids in between driving the golf cart, getting drinks and Goldfish at the snack shop, and fishing?  Who else makes a last minute run to the grocery store before a round of golf to buy eggs in order to “de-crabby” his wife who has the ability to lose perspective at times? 

For all the things that you don't do or that you do that can drive me crazy, I am thankful for ALL that you do for our kids and for me. Happy Father's Day, David!!

And a Happy Father's Day to all the dads, granddads, uncles and men who are role models and who give love to the little people in your lives.

On your day, let’s eat dessert (your favorite part of the meal – ha!).  These peach dumplings (recipe from Dori Sanders and featured in Southern Living) are a fun alternative to peach pie and perfect during summer months with delicious, juicy fresh peaches.

Peach Dumplings
1.      1 package (14.1 oz) refrigerated pie crusts
2.      4 peaches, peeled and sliced (or 20 oz frozen, slice peaches), approximately 2 cups
3.      ½ c sugar
4.      ¼ butter, melted
5.      1/8 t ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350.

Unroll piecrusts on a lightly floured surface and rolle into a 10-inch circle.  Cut 5-6 (4 inch) circles from each crust.  Roll each circle into an approximately 5 ½ inch circle. 

Peel peaches and coarsely chop peach slices (about 2 cups).  Divide chopped peaches among dough, placing in center of each circle (about ¼ c per circle).  Pull dough over peaches and gather in center, pinching to seal and form a bundle.  Place in a lightly greased 11x7 inch baking dish.  Arrange remaining peaches around dumplings.

Stir together sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon and add ½ c water until blended.  Pour over dumplings and peaches.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes.  Serve with Blue Bell vanilla ice cream.
This will make for a happy Daddy!

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