There were lots of peach orchards where I grew up in Arkansas. In fact, they still have a Peach Festival every summer to celebrate and I really miss those ripe, juicy peaches fresh off of the tree.
Last summer my Mom gave me a bunch of peaches that she grew on her peach trees and we made a ton of peach smoothies and shakes. My oldest son was in heaven, he loves peach everything.
Well it isn't quite time for fresh peaches this year but I had a huge craving for one of those peach milkshakes. I bought some canned peaches, drained them and froze them. A peach milkshake is so good that I would put it in the comfort food category. I spice up my peach milkshakes with a little cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg just like a good southern peach pie.
This has been one of those weeks that I really appreciate comfort food, especially when it's ready in less than five minutes! Someone clogged my garbage disposal and sink drain with a rubber band and some other gross things. The drain backed up and started leaking out of my dishwasher into the floor. That was fun to clean up. I did fix the clog after taking all of the plumbing drain apart.
My husband called about the time I got all of it apart. He said that I sounded sad. When I told him I was plumbing he understood. I think plumbing makes him sad too!
In the fray I must have lost a washer to one of the pipes. I knew I had some extra plumbing parts and went out to the storage room to look. I not only found a washer but an unfortunate mess the cat made. It was one thing after another all day and I had pretty much had it.
I celebrated my plumbing victory by shopping the Kate Spade sample sale and ordered an awesome new purse. I can't wait for it to get here! The other bright spot in the day was this milkshake. Sometimes life calls for milkshakes and today it called for peach milkshakes.
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup milk
- 2 peach halves, frozen (Use fresh or canned and freeze in a zip top freezer bag)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
Place all ingredients in a blender an blend until smooth. Pour into 2 small glasses or one large glass and serve with a straw.