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grilled peaches & ice cream

I realize Memorial Day has passed, but I just want to take a moment to acknowledge and thank all of the brave men and women who have served, currently serve, and will continue to serve our country faithfully. May the Lord’s protection and grace be upon them.

For our Memorial Day celebration we headed over to my parents for some relaxation and amazing (as always!) food. We’re counting down the hours now until my sister, bro-in-law and nephews depart for their move to Melbourne, Australia. (*tear*) I’ve been doing pretty well the last several months since they knew they’d be moving (it’s for my bro-in-law’s job), but it just hit me for the first time last week that I won’t be able to hug my sweet nephews, or go shopping with my sister, or laugh with my bro-in-law at his mildly inappropriate humor, for two whole years. BIG. MAJOR. BOO-FEST. I am, however, very excited for all that the Lord will do in these next two years. AND, of course, my hubs has already begun praying for the strategy to get us to Melbourne for a vacay next year. Woot woot!

So, back to our Memorial Day festivities, my mom had ventured out to a local coffee shop where they were selling the most incredible peaches ever. I mean E-VER. They’re from an awesome company called The Peach Truck that travels around Tennessee selling fresh peaches: “from the farm to your porch.” Yum. Yum. Yum. So, I had this idea to get out the cast iorn and grill some peaches.

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The bag was filled, but we used most if them for an amazing peach cobbler courtesy of my baker extraordinaire mama. Y’all, this truly was one of the most delicious, and most simple, desserts I’ve ever had! All you need is:

  • Peaches (as many as you’d like)
  • Maple syrup
  • Butter

First, we washed and cut the peaches in halves.

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Next, I pitted them and brushed on some maple syrup.

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Then, mom spread some butter on the cast iron grill pan and turned the heat on low (somewhere between low and medium will do… just make sure it’s not so hot that the maple syrup burns). Once the butter melted, we threw the halves straight onto it for about 5 minutes or so.

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Once they were good and grilled, I put a little more maple syrup on the outside of them before plating them up with some coconut milk vanilla ice cream. Seriously, beautiful and delicious!

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I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. | John 15:5

 

 

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