Monday, July 6, 2009

Another wonderful summer weekend...

We had a wonderful long holiday weekend. On Friday, the sun came out for the first time in days and we took advantage of it by running off to the beach.

Then Saturday, we headed into Boston to see the fireworks display.

Yesterday we wrapped it up with a nice dinner with friends. The weather (amazingly) held out for 3 whole days, so we were able to do dinner - and dessert - on the grill. It was my first time making grilled peaches, but it was so easy, and so yummy, I'm sure it'll be something we'll be having often this summer.
This is a nice light dessert that was enjoyed by all except for the youngest of our guests. (She liked the ice cream, but wasn't keen on the peaches. I think they weren't quite sweet enough for a young palate.)

Grilled Peaches
(serves 6)

3 peaches, cut in half with pits removed
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract

Mix brown sugar and extracts in a bowl. Coat the cut side of each peach half in mixture and let sit 10-15 minutes.
In the meantime, spray your grill with oil. Then turn to medium heat.
Place peaches flesh (uncut) side down, cover grill and cook about 3 minutes.
Flip peaches over and grill another 3-4 minutes until you have nice dark grill marks on the cut flesh.
Cut each piece in half and serve with a scoop of ice cream in the middle.
(Garnish with mint, if desired. That was Mr. ValleyWriter's touch. Nice, huh?)


LK- Healthy Delicious said...

Bostons fireworks are the best! I went one year, and we keep saying that we need to go back (but then we forget until the same day, and its a little to far for us to drive home that late). We always watch them on tv though!

Grilled peaches are amazing, aren't they? They tatse so good warm! I also liek to wrap them in foil with a pat of butter, some cinnamon, and some oatmeal and throw that on the grill. Yummy!

Tangled Noodle said...

Simple dessert that's simply delicious! Why am I so stuck on grilling only meats and the occasional vegetable? I know for a fact that my husband would love this - peaches and ice cream are two of his most favorite foods in the world! 8-)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Those peaches look great! The girls wanted to grill peaches for the 4th, but I forgot - they haven't brought it up either....but we still have the peaches.