Ode to Peaches: Peaches, peaches, peaches, peaches, peaches, peaches… sing that to the tune of Mary Had A Little Lamb… What!?!?!? I don’t do odes! This past Saturdee was Peach Days in Brigham City. PEACHES! I would venture to say that, given the right time of the year, peaches would have to be my favorite fruit. PEACHES! (Sorry… just have to shout that word every few seconds to try to contain my giddyism!) In fact, back in the olden days coughcough the 80s coughcough when I was just a spritely young fry, my favorite Barbie Doll in the world was the one called Peaches and Cream:
Why? Because I love peaches, dur! When my sister and I would play Barbie Dolls as youngsters, I’d always have to be Peaches… and then I’d sit and dream about chocolate. PEACHES! To make a long story short: Once upon a time there was a girl named Whitney… she loved peaches… and she loved chocolate… but she didn’t love them together. THE END!
We went to Brigham City fully intending to attend Peach Days festivities, instead we found ourselves driving up and down the fruit way, searching for the best peach prices and discovering that the Early Elberta peaches (our favorite) are still a good week or 2 out owing to the fantabulous spring we had (and by fantabulous, I really mean cold and rainy and snowy and cold… and peachless). We finally settled on a bushel of peaches for $15… not bad at all for glorious heavenly goodness. We tried to make a peach cobbler last night, but the peaches weren’t ripe enough, so it was more of a peach cement mixture. Patience is not in my vocabulary when it comes to ripening time!
Sister Lindsay and cuzzin Jen-Jen even came out for the peachy occasion… here they are squinting into the sun, trying to pick the best unripened bushel of peaches.
Then, instead of heading directly to the Peach Days festivities, we instead spent our time dinking around Brigham City (there were no parking spaces within a 6000-mile radius!) Some of the dinking we did:
Discovering that one honey bun has 700 calories and 30 grams of fat!?!?!? WHAT THE!? Seriously? Not that I’ve ever in my lifetime (even when I was eating like a lumberjack or 15) ever had a desire to eat one… I was just curious. Now I know and now I know what 2 meals look like!
Madre also found her a new rug, aka toupe, in case she ever goes through a car wash drunk one night and the polishing arm scalps her.
And who says Billy Bob Thornton wasn’t doing anything these days… he’s making hairpieces attached to hats!
We also visited Padre’s place of work, Maple Springs Assisted Living Facility aka the place of the free yogurt!
Remember the short bus ride I blogged about a month or so back… look at her now… ain’t she peachy!? So, we never made it to the actual Peachy festivities, but I’d call it a successful morning anyway… got me some peaches, found out a honey bun clogs arteries, and learned if I ever get tired of my blender hair, Billy Bob has an attractive alternative! I’d say that there was just peachy!
Question of the Day: What would you say is your favorite fruit and why?
Disclaimer: The “delicious” egg rolls I talked about in Friday’s post can also be made to taste not-so-great as I learned when I made them for family Sundee dinner. No flavor this time and I think it’s because I added more vegetables and not enough of the sauce. You can’t win for losing in the cooking portion of the world! Seriously now! Sorry family… but I swear they were good on Thursdee!