Saturday, May 29, 2010

Fancified Peach Cobbler and New Vacuum


Good morning and I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday on this holiday weekend. Memorial Day will be on Monday and I will write a special tribute to our men and women of the Armed Forces. Memorial day also means we need to put American flags on the graves of our veterans who have gone on. If you are a Southern Lady, you can now where your white shoes, open-toed shoes, straw hats and white gloves for this officially marks the beginning of summer fashions. Just reminding you in case the "Fashion Police" is watching.

Meanwhile I pray if you are traveling this weekend to very careful for the law enforcement is out in force on the interstates and I am glad. I can't say anything but good things about law enforcement persons from now on for our grandson will soon be one of these fine people. In fact he chastised his MawMaw for making fun of a deputy on my Hissy Fit posting and informed me the officer was only enforcing the law.

I agree with this for I know these are good people who lay their lives down every day to keep us safe and I realize he was enforcing a law against slapping your spouse BUT in the South the lady of the house has all rights and privileges to chastise her husband and discipline him when he is not a Southern Gentleman. Now don't get all upset and your panties in a wad or a wedgie but just stop and think about your mamas and how they ruled your home. It is true that they are not all good mamas and wives but most of us are and who is going to keep all you men on the straight and narrow, love you, spoil you, wait on you, and make sure you are the King of the Castle except us sweet, kind, loving Southern mamas and ladies? Ya'll know we love you but every now and then when you misbehave we have to correct you.

Bottom line is if you are traveling an interstate today keep an eye on the overpasses for they are sitting up there aiming that little ole gun down the road and clocking your speed. If it is a tad too fast they will radio their buddy down the road to turn on that little ole blue light and catch your little ole tail in a crack. Smiling won't work but try tears if you are a lady and in the South and if you know their mama, daddy, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or cousins, now is the time to mention it as you flutter your eyelashes and look pitiful but cute. Men, you are out of luck so just "cowboy up" and take the ticket.

I made a peach cobbler as planned today but took the recipe I posted earlier and fancified it a little and it is really delicious. Thinking you may like it I posted for you. Let me know what you think.

FANCIFIED PEACH COBBLER

1 STICK BUTTER
¾ CUP FLOUR
1 CUP SUGAR
½ CUP OATMEAL
2 TSP. BAKING POWDER
1 TSP. CINNAMON
½ TSP. GRATED, CANDIED GINGER
1 LARGE LEMON
PINCH SALT
1 CUP MILK
3 CUPS SWEETENED FRUIT (PEACHES, BLUEBERRIES, CHERRIES, FRUIT OF CHOICE) Sweeten if you like
LEMON ZEST FROM ONE LEMON
½ CUP TOASTED SLIVERED ALMONDS

Put stick of butter in baking dish or casserole in oven. Set at 350 degrees and let butter melt. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, oatmeal, ginger, cinnamon, and salt and pour into casserole with melted butter. On top of this mixture put the fruit. DO NOT STIR. Juice the lemon over the peaches and sprinkle lemon zest and toasted slivered almonds on top and bake at 350 degrees until crusty. The crust will rise around the fruit. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

At the age of 16 - 30 did you ever think you would be excited over a new vacuum cleaner? I never did but here I am so pleased to have a new one. The old one was OK but not doing a great job as it once did probably due to all the dog and cat hair it has had to pick up. Being the thrifty soul I am I began to research it on the Internet and find the best price. I knew I wanted one of those with the big purple ball at the bottom that turns on a dime and picks up animal hair so off I went on the hunt.

The 'Net is a wonderful place to find opinions or facts about appliances and I found that it was just what I wanted and then the best price hunt was on. After looking at many, many sites I settled on Amazon and found a good price on a new one and got it in 4 days. The only problem is now I have to use it but I am going to make sure the cat is not close by or he will be looking at me confined to that clear canister full of dust and cat hair. Not sure he would be real happy about this do you?

Well I have to go and vacuum some more and try not to get the cat or Roy. Ya'll come back to see us and stay cool.

Nuff said,


The Georgia Peach

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