Sunday, August 3, 2008

Peach Crisp and Anniversary Present

Hi All-

I hope you guys had a great weekend! Josh and I had a wonderful pre-anniversary weekend. On Friday we went and saw Get Smart at a nearby theater. It was a cute and funny movie. It wasn't phenomenal, but we enjoyed it :). Afterwards, we grabbed a quick dinner and came home. Still in a movie mood, we watched 21, which was fabulous!

Saturday AM I taught Hip Hop and ran. We then had a kickball game, which we tied. Saturday night we had our anniversary dinner out at a local restaurant we love. We came home afterwards and watched yet another movie. We rented the movie the Onion, which was terrible :(. I have never watched so many movies in a weekend!

This morning I made a Peach Crisp based on this recipe from Smitten Kitchen! I made a double dose of the recipe and brought it up to Josh as a special breakfast in bread! It was very sweet but VERY delicious! I will definitely be making this recipe again. In case the link isn't working, here is the (doubled and slightly adjusted) recipe:

2 pounds peaches
4 tablespoons sugar (I used a little less sugar here than smitten kitchen did)
2 tablespoon flour
1 stick butter melted (or smart balance, or whatever substitute you like)
10 sugar in the raw (I used a little less sugar here than smitten kitchen did)
1 cup oats
1 cup flour
4 tablespoons sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix peaches (cleaned and sliced), 4 tablespoons sugar, and 2 tablespoons four. Place in bottom of 9x13 inch non-stick baking pan. In a separate bowl, mix melted butter, sugar, oats, flour, and almonds until well mixed. Place on top of peaches. Bake for 30-40 minutes

Tomorrow is our 1 year wedding anniversary. Even though we promised no gifts, I decided to get something special for Josh. On our wedding day we promised each other gifts less than $30 before the wedding and he cheated..... A LOT (more on this in my next post), so I decided it was ok for me to cheat this time. The traditional gift for a first anniversary is paper. I thought long and hard about what on earth I could possibly do with this and finally came up with something!! One of the wonderful girls in my sorority at Penn State is an incredible artist. I had her make up a drawing/collage of some of things in Josh's life that he loves. The result was absolutely incredible. I gave her almost no guidance on what I wanted where or how I wanted it done...she is the best! If you guys ever want a creative and amazing gift, feel free to contact me and I will you her info! Enjoy the last little bit of your weekend :)


Anonymous said...

awww congrats on the 1 yr anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the collage is an amazing gift :)

Becca said...


What an awesome gift, great idea and your friend did a beautiful job!

Unknown said...

Are you on a kickball team? That would be awesome.

Congrats on your anniversary, such a thoughtful and beautiful present!

HangryPants said...

Woops - that Heather was me. I know there are so many in the blog world.

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Wishing you an early happy anniversary, and many more years together for you two!! :0)

Jenn said...

That's BEAUTIFUL. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

and had no idea you taught hiphop---how had I missed that.

oh that I possessed any rhythm.


Erica said...

Love/Becca/VG- Thank you :)

Heather- I am on a kickball team! The league just started near my house- it is SO much fun!

Mizfit- I sent you an email. Yes, I teach a very BASIC hip hop class :) It is a lot of fun!!

Anonymous said...

Love that gift. Amazing, creative wonderful. Wish I had thought of that!

Needed that peach recipe two months ago when I had 200 peaches ripe in my kitchen!!

Found your blog from Fit Bottomed Girls, love the recipes. Also am a big fan of 101

Erica said...

Rachel- I'm glad you found me and thank you for the compliment! 200 peaches? That sounds awesome!! Fit Bottomed Girls and 101 cookbooks are two of the best blogs! Thanks again for leaving a comment!