But first, an update on the school threat. I talked to the school principal yesterday, and he gave me a bit more information. He didn't say what exactly the threat was, but that it had been specific enough to cause the school to close. But they have tracked it to a particular student. When I referred to it as a prank, he corrected me and said no, this was much more serious. But contained.
I guess all's well that ends well.
And on to food!
This week's culinary theme is KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid). We had friends over for dinner last week, and I wanted to have a dessert that was light and easy. I pulled Nigella Express off the bookshelf. Now, I know some people don't like Nigella. I've never watched her show, so I can't claim any opinions on it. But the book intrigued me because of its KISS approach. Sure enough, there was a very KISSy dessert.
Two required ingredients and one optional.
So. You peel peaches. You pit and slice them. You put them in a bowl and pour Muscat over them. Refrigerate for several hours.
Oh--and there is an optional finish: you can serve this as is, or you can serve it with vanilla ice cream or heavy cream. I used vanilla ice cream, which was very tasty. Later in the evening, when the ice cream container had been sitting out for a while, I spooned up some of the ice cream soup (did you do that as a kid? Mush and stir your ice cream to make ice cream soup? Mmm, ice cream soup) and poured it over some of the peaches and wine, and somehow that was even better.