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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Sweet Memories

One of my dearest friends, P, was the Mother of the groom this past Saturday. In an absolutely beautiful outdoor wedding, L & M became husband and wife. There were many tears of joy, lots of delicious food, great wine, dancing and sweet memories made. The birds were singing, the sun shining and a cool breeze wafting through the pavilion as they took their vows.
The Mother of the Groom's flowers and the precious favors left for each guest...chocolates from Dayton's own Esther Price! The Eiffel Tower represents the spot where the two became engaged 2 years ago, Paris!
Proud Mother and her equally proud son have their dance...
The handsome best man and his beautiful wife try to convince one Miss Grace to hit the dance floor and boogie!
Two people of whom I am pretty fond.... Poor Dan had to be out of town for his job so missed all the festivities. But next week, in Minneapolis, he will be one of the groomsmen. Uh huh, another lovely wedding to enjoy!
What a whirlwind of late...out of state friends visiting, local friends celebrating birthdays and anniversaries, a beautiful wedding and a national holiday! Toss in housework, yard work, chauffeuring Grace and Boo, and our usual round of responsibilities and you have little time to blog as I love to do. I miss you all so when I am unable to visit and I hope you will all forgive me. Often I do visit but don't leave a comment. I hope you will understand. I WILL catch up, as I catch my breath, but, till then, please know I adore you all and think about each and every one of you often.
We spent the fourth with family, dear friends and fireworks.
I hope that those of you who observed this most American of holidays enjoyed the day!
As a way to apologize for being such an awful blog friend of late, here is a wonderful Summertime dessert recipe from Ms. Paula Deen herself....
The Lady and Sons Peach Cobbler
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup self-rising flour 1 cup milk 1 (28-ounce) can sliced peaches in heavy syrup, un-drained (use fresh peaches if available; see note*) Cinnamon, for sprinkling, optional Vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream, for serving *If they are available, by all means use fresh peaches. In a saucepan, mix 2 cups fresh peach slices with one cup sugar and one cup water. Bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir often, making sure the sugar is completely dissolved. Substitute this for the canned peaches. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Put butter in a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish and place in the oven to melt. Stir sugar and flour together and mix well. Slowly add milk and continue stirring to prevent the batter from lumping. Being careful not to burn yourself, remove hot baking dish containing melted butter from oven; pour batter directly over butter in baking dish. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top of batter, then gently pour syrup on top. Do not stir. Sprinkle cinnamon on top of batter, if using. (The most important part of this dish is not stirring the mixture at this point in the recipe.) Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Your batter will rise above your fruit, producing the most wonderful of crusts. Serve warm with vanilla ice ...delicious!
Stay well and enjoy your week. You are all so special to me.
Love and Hugs,
Susie Q


Carolyn said...

oh, how I love fireworks. Great pics.

That Cobbler looks wonderful!

-Jennifer said...

very nice photos :)

Terri and Bob said...

Your fireworks photos are fabulous!

The wedding sounds so romantic! I hope there was a lot of dancing that night!

Sugar Bear said...

Looks like a fabulous wedding. Yum yum - cobbler!

Connie said...

How lovely, my little rabbit! Cute couple but the peaches caught my attention post haste!! LOL

Alice said...

Enjoy your busy summer days! Our peaches aren't in quite yet but I'll be trying that recipe in a couple weeks. I love weddings and that one looks especially beautiful. Grace, as always, looks just lovely in her pretty dress.

janet said...


You are forgiven; that recipe sounds delicious and I bet it would be good with apples in the fall too. Now I just have to buy some self-rising flour. What is it with southern recipes and s.r. flour??

Enjoy Minneapolis, say "Hi" to MTM for me, lol.

Cherdecor said...

Weddings, I love them! Glad you had a wonderful Fourth of July! The summer dessert looks YUMMY!

Kathleen Grace said...

sounds like the best kind of business Sue, parties, weddings and holiday fun! I understand about not always commneting because i do it too when I'm busy!

Susie said...

Hi Susie Q,
You are the busy bee. There's something about a garden wedding that just says "summertime" Beautiful photos!
Your Grace is growing so fast and is such a beauty..
Love your fireworks photos and that Paula Deen recipe sounds yummy. Our peaches should be ready in a couple weeks!
Enjoy summertime and never worry about not commenting. Just enjoy those fun times!!

PEA said...

Sob! Don't mind me, I always cry at weddings! hehe Oh, Sue, such beautiful wedding pictures and so happy to hear that it was the perfect day. Wishing the new couple all the very best life has to offer:-)

Hmmm...we adore you too so we'll forgive your lack of time for blogging and commenting! hehe To tell you the truth, I've been struggling as well and am way behind with my visits...what else is new, right? lol

Gorgeous fireworks pictures...I so love firework displays. I missed them on our Canada hoo!

That peach cobbler sounds fabulous and I've printed the recipe to try. Paula Deen never goes wrong:-) Love ya!! xoxox

Melissa said...

Of COURSE the first ingredient in that dish is lots of butter. Makes perfect sense!

Looks like y'all had a great time at that wedding - and Grace, as always, looks beautiful!

Valerie said...

your photos are faboo as usual!!!
now that i got a new camera, i'm going to try my hand at firework photography...wish me luck!!

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

It looks to me as if all had a wonderful time at the wedding. It's been years since I attended one.

Nice fireworks.


Deb said...

Wonderful "sweet memories" photos Suzie. Your firework picture is fantastic & that Paula Deen desert looks yummy :-}

Jolene George said...

What a beautiful wedding!
Don't you just love fireworks?! I sure do!
I LOVE peach cobbler...with ice-cream of course. Thanks for sharing Miss Paula's recipe!

Cottage Rose said...

Your photos are so great looking, the wedding pictures are so beautiful. And one more wedding to attend, my you are busy. I hope you catch your breath soon sounds like you need one. Take it easy and have fun, we will all be here waiting for your return. But please don't take too long. lol; Have fun.

Sheila said...

Weddings are always so much fun. And another one to look forward to! Grace looks so pretty in her dress, and Bill looks so handsome too!
Love your pictures of the fireworks. We enjoyed our fireworks show at our park by our house.