Peach Shortcake

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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

http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Peach-Shortcake

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. 

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4 comments on “Peach Shortcake

  1. Rick says:

    Not quite the picture as on the recipe page but is it ever? 🙂
    Still looks good enough to eat.

  2. marymaryone says:

    That’s an impressive amount of peaches on that cake!

    • lifeat6mph says:

      it is, we tried to use as many as possible, and we still have a bunch left over.. guess we have to make another one! It is nice to be married to someone whose family runs an orchard 🙂

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