Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pioneer Day

Phoenix doesn't make much of Pioneer Day...(to be honest, Phoenix tries to avoid making to much of ANYTHING during the heat of the Summer). For those who are not aware, Pioneer Day is celebrated by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day the day, when the pioneers had been crossing the plains from Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and across the sea, and came over the Wasatch Mountain Range...and Brigham Young said, "This is the place." Utah celebrates with parades, fireworks, picnics and a day off work. Nothing like that here, but I usually try and make a pioneer meal. Once, I made rice pudding...epic fail. Rice kids DO NOT like rice pudding at all! One year, Nathan spent hours hand grinding dried corn to have for corn bread. This year, I tried to stick to pioneer breakfast...homemade biscuits, sausage, and gravy.

Dutch Oven lined with foil, all ready for Peach Cobbler.

Flour, baking powder, salt, and grated cold butter, waiting for the milk...

Before the oven...

First thing to bake in my new outdoor kitchen oven!, it wasn't homemade venison sausage...Just something we got at WinCo.

This was a happy pioneer. Typically, I only make biscuits and gravy once a year: on Father's Day. To get them twice within two months is total heaven for him!

 And, since Amber and Doran live a bit away...35 minutes or so, we decided to take our Pioneer Peach Cobbler out to them to share. Kelsie was away with a friend on a camping trip, but we still had a great time.
Enjoying the hot cobbler with cold non-pioneer Breyer's Ice Cream. 

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