One thing I am realizing is that even though I’ve shared recipes, I’ve not shared much about the kids or really welcomed you into my kitchen for a meal.
My kids are now eleven and almost thirteen. Another chapter in my life is beginning, that is a mother of a teenager. Let me tell you, life has begun to get interesting. When this blog began in 2010, the boys were 5 and almost 7.
The other day I took the preteen (Wee One), the almost teenager (Imaginative One), and their cousin to the Columbus Zoo. Their cousin is 14 years old. One interest tidbit about the Wee One is that he adores his cousin. At one point of their conversation got very interesting. The Wee One asked his cousin if he was dumped for a hot teenage boys named Justin Bieber.
I don’t think their cousin wanted to have the Wee One ask questions about his love life.
Memories were made during the trip to the zoo. From the Wee One asking his cousin about his love life, the Imaginative One trying to get his cousin to dab, visiting the Leatherlips Monument, and eating Jeni’s Ice Cream. Their cousin had only been to the Columbus Zoo a couple of times while the boys had been there many times.
Have you heard of the Peach Truck? I didn’t until a few weeks ago. They tour Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. The Peach Truck sells 25 pound boxes of Georgia peaches and 1 pound bags of pecans.
One of the tour stops was about five minutes from my house. I had to drop the Wee One at his Harry Potter camp the morning the Peach Truck stopped in my town. Since it’s popular, I thought I might not get there on time. They had to order more peaches straight from Georgia. The semi driver ended up getting stopped in a storm so people were still waiting for the semi when I got there. I still had to wait an hour for the peaches. The workers tried to entertain us while we were waiting.
Once I got the 25 pounds of peaches, I needed to find ways to use up the peaches. One of the ways I used the peaches was to make peach quick bread. This bread was delicious.
Peach Quick Bread
Stars of the recipe:
- 3 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 & ½ c. sugar
- ½ c. cooking oil
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla
- 2 c. chopped pitted peeled peaches
- 1 c. chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
- In a smaller bowl, beat together the eggs and sugar.
- Add the oil and vanilla to the egg sugar mixture. Beat until combined.
- Pour the egg mixture over the flour mixture.
- Mix together until combined.
- Fold in the peaches and pecans.
- Pour into a greased bread pan. (8x4x2 inches)
- Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the bread pan.
- Allow to cool on wire rack before cutting the bread.
(adapted from Midwest Living)