And, to make it even better, there was freshly baked peach crisp served with some french vanilla ice cream. Warm, gooey, and delicious.
We even turned on our romantic fire thingie when it started to get dark.
Right now peaches are in season here in our corner of the world and I'd like to share with you a simple recipe for using them. I would feel too guilty
FRESH PEACH CRISP:
2 pounds peaches (about 8 medium)
1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
dash of salt
1/4 cup butter
Wash and peel the peaches. Halve, pit and slice them into a greased 10 x 6 x 2 inch baking dish.
In a mixing bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Add in the butter and mix with a fork until mixture becomes large, course crumbs.
Sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over the peaches.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes, or until fruit tests done with a fork. You will see those yummy juices bubbling up the sides, too.
Of course, you would be cheating yourself if you didn't have some vanilla ice cream on hand to serve with this dessert. We had French Vanilla, and it added just the right element to call this dish truly heavenly.
We have a unique system of communication that we have previously worked out with our friendly neighbors. If we have food, dessert, snacks or beverages, and we want company for sharing them, we put out our welcome flag. They know if they see the flag, they should come back into our yard and patio and join us.
Unfortunately, last night the flag was out and there was nobody around.
Oh well, that's all the more peach crisp left for us.
No problem. We'll deal with it.