When unexpected company comes over, having a couple of simple ingredients always on hand will help you to quickly make something fresh baked.
What I have in mind is 29 oz. canned peaches or 1 qt. of your own canned peaches, and
1 yellow cake mix.
Here's the recipe for an 8 x 8" pan, double for 9 x 13.
1 lg. can peaches in light syrup ( or 1 qt. home canned), drain and save syrup
In saucepan put 1/3 cup sugar and 3 T. cornstarch, stir together and add drained syrup, and 1 tsp. almond flavoring or vanilla. Cook over low heat until thickened. Butter 8 x 8" pan and spread peaches evenly over bottom. Pour thickened syrup evenly over. Now for the dry cake mix, this is what I do. I take the whole box of dry cake mix and put in bowl and add 1 c. whole wheat flour. Stir until completely mixed. I divide this mix into 3 parts, and use one part for the 8 x 8 size pan. 2 parts for the 9 x 13" pan. Sprinkle the portion of dry mix over the pan of peaches, and then drizzle 1/2 cup melted margarine over that. Bake at 350 until filling is bubbly and the topping has just started to brown, about 20 min. Let cool briefly and serve. If you have cream or best of all vanilla ice cream, top and let melt slightly and then serve. This is quite good for a quickie and we have it often without the company!!!!!