Tuesday Treats are still happening just on Thursdays now...

*Before I give you the yummy recipe of the week, I want to talk a little bit about faith and my thoughts on all that occurred last week in the life of my Sean and I with his new opportunity. We have been praying for changes for God to provide new some sort of change in our life.  And like a little child, when God provided the change, I pouted, I gave a temper tantrum, why because I was digging my heels in the dirt and saying wait, God, that isn't the change I was asking for. Ironic, isn't it? We ask for change, and because our plans are never God's plan, we pout when it didn't happen the way we intented, but that is faith, faith is trusting God in the change He has provided, and trusting that the child-like attitude I have will grow up one day and when I face another similar situation in the future, I will look at it through my adult eyes.
Also I forgot Thankful Thursday last week but thank you to Stephanie from the Rest is Still Unwritten for reminding me so my thankful Thursday this week is the lessons that God teaches us even if they are hard lessons, then it wouldn't be a lesson now would it?

Each week I bake for our bible study usually on Tuesdays but it doesn't seem to be that consistent anymore with sticking to Tuesday. It changes for a few reasons, it could be based on what I make, if I can get the photos for Tuesday Treats up in time and or simply because I love doing Oh Pinteresting Wednesday and I don't want to overload you, my lovely readers.
This week's lovely treat is a nectarine and blueberry galette. 
What is a galette you may ask? Basically it is a form-free pie that isn't baked in a pie dish. That means that regardless of how it looks it doesn't matter, because there isn't a certain look it is suppose to have because it is form-free. Now don't you feel free and ready to bake? Another great thing about a galette is you can use whatever form you want and is in season, you can be an apple one, a raspberry, plum, the possibilities are endless! Now lets bake!

First, gather all your ingredients. For the crust you need, 2 cups of all purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 3/4 cup shortening, 1/3 cup ice cold water. I know in the picture I have butter but then I decided to stick with the recipe and use shortening. It is usually easier to handle than butter, but it is your preference.

For the fruit filling, you need 4 large nectarines, sliced. 1 1/2 cup of blueberries, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1/3 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 cup butter, softened.
Look who decided to be a part of the ingredients!
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
To make the crust, put the flour and salt in a bowl. Put the butter or shortening in the flour mixture, and cut it down so mix up the ingredients together until the mixture is crumbly. Then slowly add the water, working the dough mixture together a bit at a time. Take the dough out, divide it in half and roll it out on your counter. Floor the counter and your rolling pin first!



 Then leave the crust off to a side and prepare the fruit filling.
In another bowl, combine the nectarines, blueberries, sugar, and lemon juice.


Using your mixer, combine the flour, the brown sugar, the cinnamon and the butter for a crumbly topping.
In the center of the rolled out dough, mound the nectarines and blueberries, leave a 2-inch border because you will fold it over to form the crust, pleat the dough if you need to. Then sprinkle the crumble topping on top of the fruit.



Then bake your galette for 40-45 minutes or until the crust is a golden brown color and the fruit has solidified. Pull the galette out, let it cool for about 10 minutes, then serve warm.
 I am providing vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, yum!


I got lots of comments on this fruity dessert, I'm sure you will too if you decide to make it.
And when I got out of the shower this morning I saw the two cutest dogs all curled up next to each other, fortunately I have my camera nearby. Aren't they adorable!

27 comments:

Michelle said...

That looks delicious!! And your dogs are soooo adorable. They look so comfortable! Also, I'm such a bad blogger - I haven't watched the Bachelor Pad finale yet! I promise we'll discuss as soon as I do. :-)

Ruthie Hart said...

look at you domestic diva!! And everything is homemade!! And I loved your honesty in talking about faith, I love when bloggers are real!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

That looks so so good!

I appreciate and loved your honesty about faith. I find that I struggle with much of the same things, especially right now as I pray for a new job and the ability to move out of my parents house. I keep getting changes but they are not what I want! Thank you for always being so real, and staying true to yourself!

Happy Thursday!

Lauren said...

I've never heard of a form-free pie - it looks pretty cool! And delicious :)

Love your sweet little pups - too cute.

HazelandMare said...

That looks so yummy! I love that flavor combination- if I made that it would be gone in a flash! ;)

Good luck with everything you guys are going through right now! I'm not sure about the specifics, but I know change is sometimes troubling. We just have to remember that there's a plan for all of us and everything will work out for the best!

Camylla Leonardi said...

OH MY!!! that looks sooo good!! I'm starving and this did not help! hehe

Sarah said...

That looks delicious! I haven't baked very many times (mainly because my studio apartment doesn't have an oven!) but I feel like I would be a good baker. I can't wait to move to a bigger place so I can try all the awesome recipes I find. This would definitely be one of them

And I love what you had to say about God teaching us lessons. It can be difficult to pray for something and have it turn out in a completely different way than you expected. I guess that's all part of the journey though, right?

Lauren said...

YUM! That looks delicious.

And I'm not sure what's going on, but it seems that so many of the blogs I read including myself are going through some frustrating/trying times right now! Satan always tries to get us when we're down...but fear not for the Lord is our strength!

Karen said...

That looks so delicious!!! And those dogs... I LOVE them!! I've got my JRT curled up on my lap right now :)

amy b.s. said...

looks so fantastic!

Mandee said...

this is inspiring me to make a blackberry galette, since my boyfriend has blackberry bushes in his backyard! mmm fresh berries!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

MEG YUMMMM!!!! You hubbs is prob so stoked every time you bake!! I bet this smelled delicious as it was cooking!

Your doggies are adorable!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

This looks absolutely divine...and simple simon! To me, that is the perfect combination (c; Mix it in with some adorable fur babies and I'd say your day is just about complete!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Looks delicious! Great that all is going well with your family and the new opportunity!

Holly said...

Mmm that looks SOOO yummy!! I love fresh peaches!!! And I love that pic of your hubby haha :)

I think we all can be a little stubborn when it comes to following God's plans for us. It's frustrating when things don't go our way because we want to know if that's really in His plan or if it's something we're trying to force to happen. I know that you will feel at peace soon with whatever changes come your way :)

BeckyJo606 said...

That looks so delicious! I can't wait to try it out! And there's no pressure to have the perfect pie crust!! :)

Also, I just want to tell you how thankful I am that you are my blogging friend!! I love reading your posts because you are so honest and stay true to yourself. I think it takes incredible courage to talk about a time when you were afraid to trust God or when you were resisting an opportunity. And, I'm thankful that you have that courage! I've only been following your blog for a short time, but I really look forward to what you are going to post and yours is one of the first ones I read! :)

Stephanie said...

This looks so delicious! I want to join your bible study and talk about God and eat these sweet treats!!! Love the dogs!

Hollie Ann said...

Yummy Meg!!!!! This looks so good!! I want to master baking!

birdie to be said...

Very sweet post! Stephanie is fabulous! xo

Your dessert looks amazing!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Oh my! This looks delicious! My mouth is watering!
And your puppies are adorable!

Emily said...

Wow, that looks amazing! :) And the little pups all curled up together are just too cute!! Are they JRTs?! So sweet!

Have a great day!

Susan said...

Yummm Meg that looks delicious! I'm pinning it for sure! haha I'm addicted to pinning. But seriously that looks so delicious, I can't wait to hopefully someday try it! And you're not alone. I definitely have been that way with getting something different from God than what I was hoping for. It's a two way street, but I know in the end that my faith is strong at the core and the rest will work out for itself. I just have to be adult about it. So you're preaching to the choir! I know this was an accident, but you are so relatable and I love reading your blog for it!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

That looks so yummy! The little pups are so cute. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Simply LKJ said...

Yum! That looks amazing. Look at you go, with all that homemade goodness!!

Jess said...

Yum! I will have to try this for sure! Hope you're having a great week!

A Beautiful Mess said...

That looks super yummy! Your dogs are so adorable! They look so comfy all snuggled in! My dog loves to do that too!

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

Ummm YUM!! You always have the best recipes! And your pups sure are adorable!

Becca
http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com