What a weekend we had! One of the busiest in months.. Josh took Friday off, a very rare and special treat. I welcomed the extra set of hands to help with Cia but more to enjoy his company throughout the day. One of my dear friends had her wedding celebration Friday night in Evergreen so it made more sense for Josh to stay at home rather than rush off to work to rush home to get ready and head out. This event included driving 2+ hours in stop and go traffic in a car with no a/c in 96-98 degree heat to arrive an hour late. A lot of no fun. But more importantly the trip also involved Cia getting car sick all over her dress a mile from the venue with no back up dress, shirt or other top of her own. I’ll spare you the details but this is where the fun began! We managed as all parents do and came out with a pretty great story.
After making our way back home and cleaning up Cia’s mess of a carseat and my mess of a car we managed to get a bit of sleep before heading out early Saturday morning for the local peach festival. Thankfully the festival did not disappoint. We all enjoyed delicious peach cobbler and peach smoothie for breakfast. There were tons and tons of local vendors so we spent a few hours wandering through them all. It was really a gathering. I had come down with a cold at the wedding Friday night and eventually the exhaustion set in. I’m sure eating a bunch of sugar wasn’t the smartest of ideas but I wasn’t going to pass it up. We had originally planned to enjoy an afternoon of peach inspired foods with some friends but I had to cancel and rest. Our box of peaches were left untouched on the counter until I had the energy to cook with them.
Sunday arrived and we were back up and at it early as we had friends passing through town and wanted to meet them for breakfast before they headed out. We managed to get up early and make it out the door in time but my car battery was dead when we went to leave. Once we regrouped and jumped my car we were late but on our way. Breakfast was wonderful and we settled back in at home after for the rest of the day. At the peach festival we had bought a loaf of roasted garlic bread along with our peaches. And from this dinner inspiration came. Peach bruschetta with grilled bread. Simple and oh so yummy. Peaches, applewood smoked goat cheese, olive oil, honey, and basil. The perfect ending to a busy and memorable weekend!
- 3 ripe peaches, pitted and chopped
- 2 oz goat cheese, I used Haystack applewood smoked
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 3 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix gently.
- Refrigerate until serving
** Serve on grilled or toasted bread.