Southern Peach Cobbler

While I’m trying to lose weight, and I AM succeeding, I’m also Southern, and we love our peach cobbler. Today, I decided to make one from scratch, including using fresh peaches.
And it was so incredibly delicious. Not too greasy, not too fluffy, just perfect. And here’s how I made it!

First, I boiled my peaches whole. Doing this, allows the peels to soften so they can be peeled off easily.

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Once they boil for roughly 5 minutes, you want to place the peaches in a bowl of ice water so they’re easy to handle.

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Once they’re cooled, you can begin peeling them. What I did, was I took a knife, cut a line down the side of the peach, and then used my fingers to peel the peel away.

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Once the peel comes off, you can slice the peach however you like and place them in a bowl.

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After this is done, preheat your oven to 425° grab yourself your iron skillet (a 9×13 dish can be used as well) and slice half a stick of butter up and place in the skillet. Add your peach slices on top of the butter. Place the skillet in the oven for 10 minutes until the butter is melted and the peaches sizzle.

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Next, mix together your batter and pour it over the peaches. And add the other half stick of butter, sliced up, to the top of the batter.

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Reduce the heat of the oven to 375° and place the cobbler in for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

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Once it’s finished, let it rest for about 10 minutes before you serve it. It let’s all the juices settle. Then you can serve it up plain, or with a bit of ice cream! But since I’m trying to lose weight, I won’t be adding any ice cream to mine.

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Check out the recipe below!

1 cup of flour
3/4 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 cup of milk
1 stick of butter
5  fresh peaches

Put a pot of water on to boil, and add your peaches whole. Boil them for 5 minutes. Then place peaches in a bowl of ice water.
Once peaches are cool enough to handle, begin peeling. The peel should just tear right off, of not, they weren’t boiled long enough.
Once the peaches are peeled, slice them up, and place in a bowl.
Preheat oven to 425°
Then cut up half a stick of butter and place the pieces in a size 8 cast iron skillet. Add the peaches, and place the skillet in the oven for 10 minutes until the butter is melted and the peaches sizzle. While this is happening, make your batter.
Mix your flour, sugar, vanilla, baking powder, and milk together. You can even add a dash of nutmeg if you like.
Remove the skillet from the oven and pour the batter over the top of the peaches. Slice the other half stick of butter and place on top of the batter. Reduce ovens heat to 375°, place cobbler in the oven and bake until golden brown. Once it’s baked, let it rest for 10 minutes or so, so the juices settle. Then serve it up with ice cream or plain!

My body is telling me no, but my mind is telling me yes!

Good Friday evening! 

I’ve been super duper struggling these past few weeks with good food choices and my workouts. And while I’ve been getting my steps in, I’m ashamed to say I haven’t actually worked out in over a week, and today, I had an oatmeal creampie. It was nowhere near as delicious as I remember them being, but it was still junk. My body has been revolting against processed, refined and artificial sugars recently. They make my stomach so sick, but my mind just hasn’t gotten the memo yet apparently. Still thinks that sugar is delicious and good for me 😔
But I’m back at it today! It’s been nearly 2 months, and in those two months of eating better, and exercising semi regularly, I’ve lost 5 inches in my waist, and 3 and a half in my hips. My belly isn’t much smaller though. But I won’t give up! I still don’t have any idea how much weight I’ve actually lost, because every time I go to the store, I forget to buy a scale (you try shopping with a grab happy talkative 10 month old and see how much you remember to buy)

I still feel good though so that’s a positive. I still haven’t gotten myself any weights, once again, a 10 month old, but I’m sure once I actually remember to get them, the arm fat will just melt off.
So slow and steady, er, semi steady for now.
I’m still wearing a 3X in most things, but I will say I bought myself a 2X tshirt the other day to workout in

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I don’t think it looks half bad! Can’t wait for it to be too big though 😊.  That day is comin’ I know it is. Just gotta work for it.
I’ve got 8 weeks left to lose 5 more inches. Think I can do it? I hope I can!