We had a storm last night, but we did get much needed rain. I was afraid to plant my garden plants yesterday because of the forecast for a storm with heavy rain and strong winds, so I will plant as soon as I can. I am trying to plant by the end of the month.
Yesterday was my turn to take a dessert to the Quilt Group, so I wanted to do something simple, yet good. I bought a gingerbread mix the other day, so I decided on an Apricot Upside Down, Gingerbread Cake. It was pretty and delicious! All I did was melt a stick of butter in an large iron skillet, add 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 2 Tbs. of Apricot syrup from the can of Apricots, and let that boil a few minutes to form a thick syrup. Next I took the skillet off the burner, placed apricots with rounded bottoms down on the syrup ( I used a large can and a small can, draining off the rest of the syrup). Then I poured the batter of the gingerbread (made by package directions) over the apricots and baked according to gingerbread package. I took Cool Whip along to the meeting to put a doloup on each slice. It was really good and everyone wanted the recipe! Years ago, an old lady neighbor gave me this recipe. I have made pineapple upside down cake, but never thought about making apricot-gingerbread upside down cake!