When my family goes out, it is an adventure. Not always the fun kind, but an adventure none the less.
Just making sure we remember everything is an adventure.
The other night, during our family bowling night, we forgot a few things. Like the double stroller. Kinda important.
Wipes. Forgot those too. Really important.
And my sanity. Left that at home. No, actually it is not there, or I wouldn’t feel so crazy at home. Perhaps I left it in the nineties, before I had more than one child.
We still managed to have fun. After the baby food catastrophe (you know, when the baby grabs the container so that the food fly’s everywhere…and I mean everywhere), after helping the two-year old find a bowling ball that she didn’t whine about, and after begging the teenager to act like he liked being with us…then we had some fun. Or pretended to.
Outings, however, sometimes call for improvisation with healthy eating.
Let’s face it, I could have ordered everyone salads and brought my own dressing..psycho you say? Hummph, that is what I do.
But this night, I didn’t. We ate JUNK.
I had a gluten-free, dairy free pizza…but I still ate fries and chips too.
And felt horrible for the rest of the night. Boooo.
BUT, as a family, we are creating memories. My mother in law swears it is a good thing and that one day I really will want these times back (I think she is secretly doing drugs, because I do not want to go backward even one day), so I squeeze my kiddos, smile for the camera and pray they are having a great time, and embedding wonderful memories.
So they tell me.
Tonight I made my peach cobbler again. LOVE.
I tested it out at my staff lake outing, and everyone loved it (or said they did), and my family devoured it. Recipe is below.
- Gluten free Bisquick (2 cups)
- Cornstarch (three table spoons)
- Almond milk (1/2 cup)
- Earths balance buttery spread (two table spoons melted, one table-spoon melted)
- Brown sugar (one table-spoon)
- Fresh peaches (5-6 large)
- Agave nectar (two table spoons, one table-spoon)
- Vanilla extract (1/2 teaspoon)
- 3 eggs
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Peel the peaches and cut into small quarters, put in a bowl
- Put brown sugar, two tablespoons of agave nectar, vanilla extract with peaches, stir and set aside
- Mix dough ingredients (Bisquick, cornstarch, two tablespoons melted Earths Balance, one tablespoon agave nectar, three eggs, milk)
- Spread dough along the bottom of a large greased (with a wee bit of olive oil) baking dish; put extra dough along the edges so that the edges are thicker and running up the side of the dish
- Dump peach mixture and spread out
- Drizzle the other tablespoon of melted Earths Balance butter along the top
- Bake for 16-18 minutes
- Remove and cool for 30 minutes