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Where's the hot dogs? Photo by Mary Bahr

Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) kicked off the Fourth of July holiday celebration Sunday afternoon with a hot dog cook-out following Dr. Ken Crawford’s delivery of “Never Stop Dreaming of Freedom” from this summer’s “Come Dream with Us” sermon series.  Musical highlights of the service included a solo of “America the Beautiful” by Ed Morgan. 

Charcoal grilled hot dogs with all of the trimmings along with traditional sides of potato salad, baked beans and cole slaw were enjoyed by members and guests in Fellowship Hall following Sunday’s worship service.  

There are many good cooks at Central and nothing says summer like fruit pies and cobblers.  A variety of peach, cherry and blueberry homemade cobblers were served a la mode.  

Central may be the oldest continuously operating church in Dallas (established 1863), but remains young at heart as demonstrated through their many community outreach programs and in-house activities. 

Come visit!  You’ll be glad you did.   

Summertime Peach Cobbler 

Ingredients

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar, divided

1 tablespoon baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 cup milk

4 cups fresh peach slices

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Ground cinnamon or nutmeg (optional) 

Directions 

Melt butter in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt; add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter over butter (do not stir).

Bring remaining 1 cup sugar, peach slices, and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly; pour over batter (do not stir). Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.

Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve cobbler warm or cool.