Sometimes there are people who come into your life who really make an impact upon you. When I first met this friend, we didn't click right away, possibly due to the craziness of the day, but when our paths crossed again and the day was less hectic, we got to talking and CLICK! :-) The conversation flowed so easily and the friendship began to grow right away.
I am normally a very friendly person and will talk to most anyone....not kidding.....just ask my kids. BUT, I really tend to be a loner, as I think alot of artists are. We lock ourselves away in our studios and get lost in the creating process, as this is what heals us and keeps us sane (well, for me anyway). So, when certain people cross your path and make the friendship process so easy, it makes me very grateful. I don't get to see this person very often, but when I do, it's like we just saw each other yesterday and the conversation continues. I also value this friend's opinion and she has given me guidance more than once. Once again, I am grateful.
I always say, you really have to understand me to be my friend. If you are easily hurt by not hearing from me for awhile, you probably don't want to be my friend. If you are needy and require alot of my attention, you probably don't want to be my friend. If it pisses you off that you are the one who always has to call, you probably don't want to be my friend. If you prefer flattery over honesty, you probably don't want to be my friend (if it's on my mind, it usually comes out of my mouth). If you are offended by foul language, YOU PROBABLY DON'T WANT TO BE MY FRIEND. I am who I am
Today, I am offering a very small sneak peek of a WAY OVER-DUE gift for this sweet friend. She has no idea that I am doing this, so this is the reason for me not mentioning her name. Once I know that she has received her gift, I will share the entire mosaic piece. She would totally know it was for her if I showed much more than I am. You'll see what I'm talking about in a few days with the reveal.
I just harvested some apricots from my somewhat small tree. There were just enough to make a yummy apricot cobbler.
I combined two different recipes that I found online. I liked the fruit recipe on one and the topping recipe on the other.
Here is the fruit recipe
1/2 c. sugar 1 tbsp. cornstarch 4 c. fresh or frozen apricots 1 tsp cinnamon 2 tbsp. water
Mix 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch in a 2 quart saucepan. Stir in apricots and water. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir one minute. Pour into ungreased 1 1/2 quart casserole.
Here's the topping recipe. If you like less cake topping on your cobbler follow the recipe below. If you are like me and you really like a thicker cake topping, double the recipe below. That's what I did :-)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons shortening
1/2 cup milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
To Make Topping: In a medium bowl combine flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix thoroughly, then cut in shortening until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Add milk and stir until mixture is evenly moistened.
Drop dough onto apricots in 6 equal-size spoonfuls.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown
Eat as is or add vanilla ice cream!!!! :-)
I didn't have any ice cream, but believe me when I say, THAT didn't stop me from enjoying this delicious cobbler! :-)