I rarely feel the need to share “brilliant child” stories, but what the heck, I’ll make an exception. Just this once. Really.
A few nights ago at dinner, I made roasted peaches for dessert. Junior wanted 2 peaches, but we try to discourage outright gluttony in our house, unless oatmeal raisin cookies are involved. So I told Junior he could only have 1, just like Mom and Dad were. He insisted on 2, so Mark told him he could have 2 – 2 whole halves. Without missing a beat, Junior insisted on 4 whole halves. “Why,” I asked. He immediately replied, “So I can have 2 whole peaches”.
Not bad for a 4 1/2 year old. It’s also revealing….we won’t be able to pull the wool over Junior’s eyes for much longer!
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
Blanch and peel peaches
Cut in half and remove pits
Place peaches cut side up in a baking dish
Dot peaches with butter and a little sugar (brown or white)
Bake 20-30 minutes or until super-soft
Serve 2 whole halves per person, accompanied by vanilla ice cream!