The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Sweet Summer in a Bowl

For a girl who doesn't consider it desert unless it is chocolate, I love this stuff! When I can't wait for summer when peaches and blueberries are available, I make this using frozen fruit. But, we were at Costco the other night and saw these huge peaches (why is that Costco not only has large groups of produce, but also abnormally large produce?!) and I couldn't pass them up--I knew just what to do with them.

Peach Blueberry Cobbler by Andrew Weil, MD and Rosie Daley

7-8 peaches, peeled and sliced
1 1/2-2 c fresh blueberries
1/3 c freshly squeezed orange juice
3/4 c sugar
1 T cornstarch

Biscuit Topping
5 T softened butter of Spectrum Spread
2 c flour plus 1/4 c for rolling out
1 T sugar
1 T baking powder
1/2 t salt
3/4 c milk

2 T sugar

Bring all the filling ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan, then turn down heat and simmer until the filling becomes thick (drips very slowly from spoon). Spoon the thickened fruit filling into a 9x12 inch baking dish. Spread it evenly to all sides of the dish.

Preheat oven to 400ยบ F. Using clean hands, pinch the butter and the flour together between your thumbs and forefingers until the flour and butter become crumbly. Mix in the sugar, baking powder, and salt and slowly stir in the milk to make a soft dough. Sprinkle a work surface witht he 1/4 c flour. Knead the dough lightly a few turns on the floured surface and roll out to a perimeter approximately 9x12 inches. With a cookie- or biscuit-cutter or a glass, cut out 12 biscuits and lay them slightly overlapping on top of the fruit filling, using scraps of leftover dough to fill in any uncovered spots. Sprinkle the top with the glazing sugar. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until biscuits turn golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes.
Although Dr. Weil probably wouldn't approve, this is, obviously, wonderful ala mode.


My Man and Me

My Man and Me
married 7/7/2001


ours through biology, born 7/25/2004, home 8/1/2004


ours through adoption from Liberia, West Africa, born 7/15/2005, home 10/25/2007


ours through domestic adoption, born 1/15/2011, home 2/10/2011, final 8/3/2011

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Round Two Timeline

  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued