The benefit of beginning my exercise regime pre-spring is that I have been able to slowly watch the season unfold in all its varied splendor. My morning runs through the dew-jeweled grass, my afternoon runs under the glorious flowering fruit trees, and my evening runs...potentially my favorite...with the warm spring breeze and a dazzling sunset or two; this running stuff is good for the soul.
However, all this exercise has a kind of counter-productive side effect.
I'm hungry...like, all the time.
So when I'm out drinking in the glory of a flowering peach tree, my thoughts naturally turn to pie.
More specifically, cobbler.
I can almost see my grandmother in the sunny kitchen many springs ago, turning out delightful, fruit-related dishes as they came in season. And one of the best things about fruit is that almost any of it can be turned into cobbler!! I'm just kidding...mostly.
For my international friends, "cobbler" seems a strange word. Basically, it is fruit baked over with a buttery, cakey crust.
In honor of the new season and the coming fruits of spring, I present my grandmother's cobbler recipe...and it is oh-so-lovely. Jonathan prefers peach, but my favorites are strawberry and blackberry. My grandfather enjoys pear!
And for all of my Weight Watchers friends, I'm also sharing a recipe for you! I would love for one of you to try it out and let me know how it goes!
1 stick of butter or margarine
1 cup of self-rising flour
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of milk
1-2 cups of fresh or frozen fruit (or 1 large can with juice)
Preheat oven to 350. Place butter in a glass casserole dish and melt in the oven. When the butter is melted, remove the dish from the oven and pour in the other ingredients. Stir until well blended. If it is a little clumpy, don't worry. Cobbler isn't pretty! Bake for 30-45 minutes or until top is brown. Enjoy!
Weight Watcher's cobbler
1 box of yellow cake mix
1 bag of frozen fruit or fresh fruit
1 can of diet lemon-lime soda
Preheat oven to 350. Pour fruit into the bottom of a baking dish. Pour the cake mix over the fruit. Pour soda over the top. Bake for the 30 minutes!
I would love some feedback!