It has been a while since I last posted an entry. The beginning of the school year is always hectic, and, on top of the usual demands, we are adjusting to commuting to work now that we are living off campus. After 13 years of being a dorm parent, the adjustments are worth it 🙂
Today was particularly interestin. Being the only school and practically the only business in the valley that is open on Labor Day, this morning’s commute was somewhat strange. The roads and highways were nearly empty.
As a concession, we did have what we refer to as an E day today, dismissal at 2:15. This gave us time to make a short trip to Wapwallopen to visit the in-laws at their orchard before returning to school to pick up my step daughter after swim practice. We rarely leave the orchard empty-handed. Today we had two bags of apples and one bag of wonderful, ripe peaches. As happens from time to time, nostalgia kicked in, and I began thinking about warm summer evenings when my mother would serve peach shortcake as the main meal – at least, that is how I remember it.
It was easy to find biscuit and short bread recipes, but I had to go on line to find a recipe for shortcake. After dismissing the first two which relied on the use of Bisquick, I happened upon this particular recipe
All three of us agree that we highly recommend this link! Half of the shortcake is gone already..
What a wonderful way to finish the day, attempting to hold onto the last days of summer while enjoying fruit from the family farm.