Friday, September 11, 2009


Of course I woke up with the events of September 11, 2001 on my mind this morning.  My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by such a tragedy.

I will always remember my friend Chaundra (roommate at the time) waking me up to tell me what happened.  The rest of the day was filled with confusion, tears, cigarettes (yes, we smoked back then...stupid college kids) and ABC newscasters.  School was closed for nearly a week and I remember our city of Fresno being in a daze, as all the country was.

Today I am more thankful for my friends than I think I ever have been.  True friendship is such a gift.  I am appreciative of the reminder.

Our friends John and Taryn had us over for dinner on Monday.  We love them and love spending time with them and their sweet Carson.  Its always a good time.  Besides our pre-dinner stroll on the beach where we stumbled across clam poachers (biggest clams I have EVER seen btw), the highlight of the evening was John's homemade nectarine cobbler.

I have been thinking about it daily since.  It was SO GOOD!!!  

John passed on the recipe to me and I will pass it on to you:

Nectarine Cobbler
Serves 6


Toss fruit with sugar, stir in yolks and turn into a buttered 8x8" pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt and toss lightly to mix. With a pastry blender, cut butter into dry ingredients until crumbly. Add milk, stirring until smooth, then lightly fold in egg whites. Spoon over fruit. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes, or until brown and crusty. 

Have a great weekend!!! :)


Taryn said...

We love you guys too! : ) I can't wait for John to make that cobbler again. Yum, yum!

Kristen said...

I don't think anyone can forget where they were that day. I was in chemistry class in high school. I remember everything about that day. I have been getting chills all day when I read everyones' posts. We must never forget.

Chaundra Olsen said...

I will never forget that day!!!! You thought I was being dramatic...Oh how I miss our balcony and frigs(well not really) but I miss those moments. I am happy we got to share them together.

mommywonderland said...

Cant wait to try the cobbler..Thanks for sharing!

Krystyn said...

That cobbler sounds yummy.

And, you are right, I don't think we will ever forget exactly where we were 9.11.01.