Yes, I’m a good Southern belle. No I don’t like warm weather.
Some people live for summer. The tropical breezes, the longer days and sun kissed tan.
Me? I get migraines from the sun. I do not perspire. I sweat.
I want my air conditioning and I’m perfectly fine if my tan comes from a bottle.
Yet one of my fondest childhood memories involves summer at the beach.
My family didn’t have much money while I was growing up. My dad was a car salesman (insert joke here) and my mom was a secretary, They worked hard and loved us but there wasn’t a lot of extra.
One thing was guaranteed, though. Every summer we were going somewhere in our pop up trailer. (Those are a couple of unhappy looking teenagers!)
My parents loved Myrtle Beach, SC. Their best friends from high school lived there and we headed to the local campground there most every summer.
Of course, we parked waaaayyy back from the ocean in the
cheap seats shady area, which meant an extra long walk to the beach.
With all the stuff. You know. THE STUFF. Chairs, towels, sunscreen, books, water, toys.
As a little kid it was just exhausting. Of course, I had no idea what it was really like until I became a parent. My mom has passed away now but I still apologize for all the whining!
We had a great time in that pop up trailer, especially when my mom got to laughing around bedtime.
We never knew what would set her off but she’d start chortling and giggling like a school girl until she was rattling and shaking that trailer!
Best memories of childhood ever. Pure bliss.
After a busy week of fun in the sun we’d head back home and stop off at one of those fruit stands that are prevalent near the beach.
Ripe peaches with juice that dribbled down my chin were coming home with us as a little reminder of summer fun.
Now I’m giving you my favorite Peach Cobbler recipe to create your own sweet memories of summertime.
A no fail, scrumptious, please make us another one, Mom, kinda recipe.
Yep, it’s that good and that easy. And the best thing is you can use any type of fruit, fresh, frozen or canned.
Now go crawl in bed with your kids and giggle till the bed shakes!
- 1 stick butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup self-rising flour
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 cups fruit (fresh, canned or frozen, sweetened to taste)
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a medium or large Pyrex baking dish.
- Stir sugar and flour together in a bowl. Add milk and stir.
- Pour over melted butter but do not stir.
- Pour the fruit on top and bake for 1 hour.
- The self-rising flour may be replaced by the same amount of all purpose flour plus 2 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt.
- May use margarine instead of butter.
- I used a pie plate.
- Could easily double this recipe for a 9x13 dish.