Tuesday, April 20, 2010

just old friends getting together

irises

Last weekend was our monthly supper club date. We got together with old friends.

You’ve heard about supper clubs and maybe you belong to one? I know some are fancy and

try new recipes and have theme nights. Ours is not, just old friends getting together.

Usually, we just have, what you’d call, comfort food.

iris

Our gracious hostess for the evening loves gardening. We have that in common.

geranium with sunlight copy edited w bokah2 in soft light

I’m always anxious to see what she’s planted. We share plantings too. Last fall, she gave us slips from her hummingbird vine. Unfortunately, our resident rabbit ate mine. L I was so disappointed, but I’m going to try again next fall. Any suggestions on keeping rabbits from eating your plants? They also ate a blueberry bush. It wouldn’t have been so bad if they’d just ate the blueberries, but no, the whole bush, leaves, stems, trunk and all!

Well, it was a perfect evening to dine outside.

geranium with pond

Dessert was my contribution to the evening. After browsing through cookbooks and recipes files, I couldn’t decide what to prepare. Peered in my pantry to see what I already had since I wasn’t in the mood to grocery shop. Much rather be in the garden this time of the year. Oh wow! There’s two cans of peaches!

peach cobbler

Peach Cobbler it will be! Remember, what I said?

We’re not a fancy supper club, just old friends getting together.

So I:

Preheated my oven to 350 degrees.

Melted two sticks of butter in a 9 x 13 Pyrex dish.

(I always use real butter! Trust me. It makes all the difference in the world.)

Mixed:

  • 2 cups of flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of milk

Poured batter over butter. Did not stir.

Poured 2 cups of fruit (I used canned peaches, undrained) over batter. Did not stir.

Baked for 45 minutes or until browned and bubbly.

Everyone loved it cause remember what I said? We’re not a fancy supper club,

just old friends getting together.

I’m sharing with others at Outdoor Wednesday.

25 comments:

Mary Lou said...

Same recipe I use! I didn't know not to stir it. Will try that next time.
Sounds yummy right now..

Laura said...

What a wonderful description about good friends getting together.

That peach cobbler is my favorite dessert to make on Sunday afternoons when my husband and I want something sweet- and I don't want to go to the store.

We're not fancy either-
Thank Goodness!

Laura

Blondie's Journal said...

It sounds like you all have such a lovely time together without all the fuss. I like that. Your pictures are beautiful. I have a problem with the bunnies, too and nothing helps. Some years are worse than others. Go figure. Maybe they find better gardens! lol!!

I will definitely try the peach cobbler. So simple but sounds SO good!!

xoxo
Jane

vignette design said...

My husband loves peach cobbler. Talk about comfort food! Thanks for sharing your supper club evening. Sounds like it was fun and relaxing. Our gourmet club is just a little too gourmet for me!

podso said...

At first I thought you were talking about the "ladies" getting together--that is what we call it as our irises start to make their appearances! The peach cobbler sounds good, as does your supper club!

Kathy said...

Sounds fun...
old friends getting together...
nothing fancy...
a great cobbler...
Here's to the next get together!!!!
xoxo~kathy @
sweet Up-North Mornings...

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Good food and good friends - Sounds wonderful! Sorry the rabbits dined on your blueberries. Sorry I don't have a solution to the problem.

Queenmothermamaw said...

That is one just regular dinner I would like to have attended. The dessert would have been my favorite. I use That BixMix for most of my deserts like that. Great pictures too.
QMM

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once in a blue moon... said...

beautiful pics~

Betsy from Tennessee said...

When I lived in Texas, we had supper clubs in our church... They were lots of fun --and it was a way for new folks to make friends --and others to get to know people they didn't know before.

Your supper club sounds like loads of fun... I've been looking for that cobbler recipe for a long time. I used to have it since it is so good--and EASY... Thanks!!!!

I have no answer about rabbits. Two summers ago,
the rabbits ate all of our Impatiens... We couldn't find anything (cayenne pepper, etc.) to stop them. Last year, nothing!!!

We do use Liquid Fence (which we order online) to keep the deer off of our property--and that WORKS. We have lots of deer up here and they will eat everything if you let them. The Liquid Fence is wonderful!!!!!

We have trouble with squirrels and rabbits ---digging in the flowerbeds and digging up our bulbs. Grrrrrrrrrr...

Have a great Wednesday.
Hugs,
Betsy

Really Rainey said...

Hi Marsha! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that photo with the rays of sunshine running through the geraniums! WOW!

~Rainey~

LDH said...

umm... delicious dessert and longtime friends! A perfect evening!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your pictures are so beautiful!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

SmallWorld at Home said...

What a beautiful post. I love your layout, photos, and language! And those irises--wow! I think mine will be out within a few days.

Maggie B said...

Just popped in from Outdoor Wednesday @ Susan's and so enjoyed reading about your not so fancy supper club. It sounds just up my street! I have scribbled down your peach cobbler recipe and will make it for DH & myself tonight. We love simple home made puds like these.
~Maggie~

Dolores said...

The flowers are so beautiful!!!

The best kind of supper club is what you've described,,

Yummmm ....I love peach cobbler and that's a great recipe.

NCmountainwoman said...

That is the very best kind of get-together. I love all fruit cobblers. They are indeed the ultimate comfort foods.

Becky K. said...

A most excellent choice...peach cobbler. Makes me hungry just to think about it.

Sorry about the bunny damage to your plants. We don't have too much trouble with bunnies here, but then there are many cats in the neighborhood.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Sarah Knight said...

Sounds delicious!

Love those irises — they are so my favorite flower!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous photos from your garden! That peach cobbler looks really delicious too - I'll add it to my list of recipes to try, thanks for sharing!

S said...

How lucky you are to have such friends! Friendships that last through the years are so precious. Thanks for sharing--now I must find a napkin to wipe the drool from looking at that nummy peach cobbler!

Maria said...

Oh Marsha, the flowers are lovely...
I especially like the one with the sun rays pouring over the plant {I think they were geraniums}
The peach cobbler sounds awesome and so easy... did you use the peaches in heavy, light or just fruit syrup?
Thanks for posting this!
~Maria

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Hi Maria, this time I used light syrup peaches because that's what was in my pantry. :)

Stacey said...

That's just how I make it too. Comes out delicious and crusty everytime. Our friends always love it...with a little vanilla ice cream. :)