Sorry I disappeared for a few days. I had this post all ready to go on Monday night with just a little more editing to do and then life went into one of those sort of unexpected and completely overwhelming tailspins. You know the ones -- you can't even figure out which way is up, down, left, or right -- you can't even fathom thinking about a silly cake or quick bread. I can't really decide which one of those this recipe is. In one way it's a cake because the praline glaze is a finger lickin' sweet, sweet frosting. In another way it's a relatively basic quick bread with the ingredients stirred together in one bowl with a wooden spoon. I'll let you decide which category you think it falls into.
The pictures up top are from the totally fun party we went to on Sunday to celebrate my best friend Emily's son Reece. Last week he graduated high school and turned 18 within a couple of days. In a lot of way I think of Reece as my first kid. I spent a couple of summers in college basically livingwith Emily, her husband Josh, and Reece (who was only two at the time). It is almost impossible to fathom that he's already an adult and going to college himself this year. Josh and Emily had good old Southern cookout for Reece with lost of grilling, snacks, cold drinks, and great conversation. It was the most fun I have had in a long time.
The day after the party, the tailspin hit. My husband went back into the hospital -- this time for the entire week -- so I have been juggling all that the hospital stay entails with being a mom to two very, very active boys by myself this week. It's been an adventure, but I'm really looking forward to Saturday, when Eric gets to come home and life can hopefully return to some semblance of normal again.
I don't normally use canned peaches. I'm quite sure why I even had them in my pantry; maybe the boys wanted them at the grocery store at some point in the past. I threw this bread together as a last minute contribution to the party and I haven't been able to find good peaches yet this year. So, I sucked it up and made the canned peaches work. If you can get fresh peaches, please use them instead the difference in flavor is almost immeasurable. Don't get me wrong, though, this bread was perfectly yummy even with the canned fruit.