Today is my birthday and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate it than with my favorite childhood dessert! Well, for now a super quick doodlewash of it! Yep, it’s time to celebrate Peach Cobbler Day, that fruity masterpiece that consists of throwing some buttered batter at some fruit and baking it until golden brown. It was invented in America by English settlers who were really hoping to make a little suet pudding, but didn’t have the suitable ingredients or the proper cookware. In their desperation, they opted to cobble something together by throwing some uncooked biscuits on their stew and the American cobbler was born.
I could have opted for Thomas Jefferson Day today, as he and I share a birthday. Because of this fact, I used to get $2 bills as a present each year. That wasn’t the only present, of course, as that would have been a bit sad, but it was a traditional gift and since that denomination is so rarely used here, it always felt special. But, apologies to Tom, the best and most memorable part of my birthday month was getting some peach cobbler. Oh sure, it appeared at various family gatherings in many forms, but the peach one my mom made just for me always tasted the best.
Even if it does contain peaches, it’s not a remotely healthy dessert. In fact, it’s basically the equivalent of eating some fruit in syrup, while licking a bowlful of cake batter, all while chewing on a stick of butter. See? The point is, you couldn’t possibly do all of these amazingly fabulous things at once, so that’s exactly what makes the cobbler so magical! Add a little vanilla ice cream and you’ve just hit nirvana. And this is exactly how I intend to end my birthday tonight. Getting a year older was a lot more fun when I was a kid, but eating peach cobbler is at least one thing that will never grow old.
Join me any and all days you like during April by celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash! Tag your image #doodlewashaday and I’ll feature everyone who played along on doodlewash.com at the end of the month!
About the Doodlewash
M. Graham watercolors: Quinacridone Gold, Gamboge, Ultramarine Blue, Azo Orange, Pyrrol Red, Permanent Pale Green, and Nuetral Tint. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon black ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal
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