Each Saturday Ruth Ayres invites us to share and celebrate events, big or small, from our week. Looking for celebrations has certainly improved my outlook on my week. For that, I am certainly grateful to Ruth and to all of you who choose to celebrate with me.
Today I celebrate peach pie!
I live in a small town where agriculture is the one of the main industries. Because of this, homegrown produce is usually in abundance. My favorite tastes of summer include: strawberries early summer, peaches and sweet corn mid-summer and watermelons late summer!
Because of our harsh winter, the peach crop has not been good this year. Last week at our local grocery store, I hesitantly purchased some peaches. I am always a little leery about buying produce that I LOVE which is not local because I am usually disappointed. Much to my surprise, the peaches were pretty tasty. So Friday I decided to make a peach pie and it was wonderful!
While making this pie, so many memories came flooding back.
My first remembrance of eating a fresh peach was when I was about 9 or 10. I went with my grandparents to their river cabin for the weekend. We stopped at a roadside stand and bought peaches to take with us. I remember sitting on the swing and bending over because the peach so juicy and the juice ran down my chin and hands.
Hmm, hmmm! Sweet summer!
When I was pregnant with my daughter, I craved peaches - I could not get enough! Lucky for me, it was this time of year so I could pretty much eat all I wanted. I would walk into the market, and they would laugh because they knew what I was coming for.
Hmm, hmm! Sweet summer!
My last memory involves my father-in-law. The last year of his of life, my mother-in-law was in a nursing home with Parkinson's Disease. Because they lived next door, he ate dinner with us most nights. He was always thankful for whatever I cooked, and he always ended the dinner with, "Good dinner!" Peach pie was one of his favorites, and I enjoyed making them for him because I knew he was so appreciative. I loved him and miss him dearly, and today my thoughts were about him.
Hmm, hmm! Sweet summer! Now that is a "peachy" celebration!
Have a wonderful week and may you have many celebrations!