um... yup, i'mma little bit tired... yahuh...
For some obscure reason I stayed up till 3:00 watching Pulp Fiction while z slept across me on the sofa... Not sure why I did this, but it felt like a good idea at the time. :D
I had a really great day yesterday... very self indulgent, shopping, cooking, baking and having a great, huge (and delicious) dinner is kinda like a religious exp for me. Dessert recipe was kinda invented on the spot... I'll include it below in a cut tag. It's way yummi. Oh, and there were an amazing display of Northern Lights last night... amazing in that they were so visiable from our front yard, so they must have been incredible from a remote area. When we brought the kids outside to watch - as my bro was getting ready to go home with his gf and son - we found the street littered with neighbors doing the same thing.
~ air conditioning wake-up clothes... sweat shirt and sweat pants... it's a hot one out there... we turned the A/C back on yesterday against the heat...now it's kinda cool in here. :d
~ oh... shower... definately a long hot steamy relaxing shower...
~ and otherwise... no plans whatsoever. :D
~ to send out a big congratulations wish to my friend rini... back from a trip with a ring on her finger... I'm very very happy for you Rini.
Hey... Happy - just a wee bit late - Birthday Dawn...
Yesterday was cablondi's birthday... She turned 24 and instantly became even more of a godess... (~wink~).
I hope you have a wonderful year sugar-Dawn and that you find yourself saving memory after memory of new friendships made and old ones rekindled. :D
So I had this old recipe for blueberry strussel muffins... and I messed around with it to make this peach dessert for out big dinner last night...
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup of white sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
(mix this all up...)
1 cup of vanilla yogurt... the richer the yogurt... the better.
2 eggs... beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup soft butter
Mix all this together really well... it'll be thick and pasty but should be very smoooooth.
2 tbls all-purpose flour
3 tbls brown sugar
2 tbls butter melted...
Now cut up a few peaches... 3 - 4 depending on size...
1 cup diced peaches
Mix peaches into topping.
Pour cake mixture into a well greased small round pan or square (but round is better) ... maybe a 13 inch pan. and let it spread out to cover the pan.
Spoon the topping onto it starting with the center and NOT reaching the edges... so you end up with a big circle of the topping but not reaching from edge to edge. The edge (cake part NOT covered with topping) sorta expands to cover the topping and create a "peach middle".
* cover with tinfoil (shiny side up) and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. The center stays fairly wet (due to topping) so the tin foil helps it cook the middle better...
Remove tin foil and bake until you can tooth pick test most of it dry... maybe another 10 mins. The topping stays wet so your really checking the cake only.
Let cool for 30 mins then get-it-out-of-the-pan!!
Very yummi and great with vanilla icecream.