It's Summer y'all! And in the south, that means HOT!!!
To help beat the heat, I'm going to share the recipe my family uses for Peach Ice Cream.
Here where I live in Chilton County, we're practically famous for our peaches.
We have a Peach Festival every June that is celebrated with a parade (here's two pics of the kids a few years ago helping out when our church rode a float in it- Look how little!!!)
,a Peach Queen pageant, the Peach Jam Jubilee that features food, live music and vendors, a fishing tournament, and of course the noted peach contests and auctions.
You can check out an article on the Peach Festival HERE.
Now, on to the recipe, which is taken from Calling All Cooks, by Telephone Pioneers of America, Alabama Chapter #34, copyright 1982
(this was provided by my father in law who worked for the telephone company for many years)
*Be sure to follow the directions of your ice cream maker when using this recipe
1 can of Eagle Brand condensed milk
2 cups of sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla
Milk as needed to reach fill line in ice cream maker
2-3 medium sized slightly firm peaches, peeled and diced.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention Gulf Shores in this post!
What better place is there to beat the heat, then by spending your days on the beach with your toes in the sand and nights hunting for sand crabs.
Check out these pics from our vacation last year.
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When a cupid has you in his sights, the only question to ask is, Got Love?
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, gorse fairy, Flora Hawthorne is up to her neck in flowers, chocolate, and all things romance. She has no time for love, until she comes face to face with her own personal Cupid and the sparks fly!
Looking to settle down, Cupid Tharin Terize wants fairy Flora Hawthorne to be his valentine, not just for one night, but for the rest of time. Now, all he has to do is convince her.
Tucking a few extra napkins in her coat pocket, Flora picked up her coffee, only to spin around and smash right into a cashmere-clad brick wall.
“Aw, snapdragons!” She exclaimed over a chorus of stunned gasps and excited squeals, the contents of her cup now soaking the shirt in front of her. Thinking quickly she dropped the near empty cup, pulled her scarf from around her neck, and used it to blot at the spreading coffee stain. “Sorry. I’m so sorry.”
“It’s my fault, I was too close.”
Flora looked up. All rational thought fled her mind. This was no elf, fairy, or nymph in front of her. Oh, no, this was a cupid! Gorgeous beyond description with tempting chocolate eyes a fae-kin could get lost in for days, he had a neatly-trimmed beard that framed a perfect white smile and dark shoulder-length hair that accented a face obviously carved by The Mother, Cailleach Bheur herself.
“Wow, you are ripped under there, aren’t you?” She admired without thinking, only to blush when she realized what she’d said. The man was in possession of a clearly well-muscled chest and the requisite washboard abs that went with it. “Not that I’m trying to cop a feel or anything,” she confessed. “But that’s nice. Kudos on the hard work by the way.” Shaking her head, Flora mentally chided herself. This was not going well.
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