Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Millions of Peaches, Peaches for Me...

{This was a weird, cool, "freak of nature" peach to find in our box! This nature-branded "A" was a sign... that the peaches really belonged to us. ???}

Listen to the "Peaches" song, by The Presidents of the United States of America. Thanks Deb, for reminding me of this group recently! Anyone else remember them?

Well, I finally finished off those peaches. Actually did about a week ago. Ya, I'm finally getting around to posting about them. I only want to post this for me anyway. Next year, when I get peaches I just know I'll be trying to remember all that I did with the peaches from 2009. So I'm just saving myself some trouble. Right?!

Anyway... here's what I did with approx. 60lbs of peaches:

  1. Ate them, washed, straight from the box. Ate them cut up. Ate them blanched, peeled and then cut up.
  2. Made peach-apple sauce. (mixed with some existing apple sauce).
  3. Made some fruit leather. (twice). Pureed peaches mixed with apple sauce.
  4. Peach-mango salsa. YUM! I made two batches of this and I finished it so fast. I say "I" because I was such a pig, and literally I ate most of it... with chips, while no one else was around! SO YUM!
  5. Dehydrated peach slices. These went fast... I mean we ate them fast. They take so long to dehydrate, though. We eat them faster than they take to make. We dried about 8 racks full.
  6. Peach pie in a jar. (twice)
  7. Frozen peaches. Six, gallon sized bags.
  8. Peach crisp (cobbler? I never know which one to call it.) The one with the oat mixture on top. Yummy.
  9. Peach syrup (so yummy on german pancakes, or regular pancakes).
  10. Is that all? Really? I feel like I'm missing something.
Next year I'd like to try canning some and I am looking forward to trying my friend's peach-strawberry jam recipe!!

(The "Pie in a Jar" didn't turn out as pretty as I had hoped, but it was so good. I think I just needed a different crust recipe. ...maybe...)

1 comment:

  1. That's it, I nominate you for the homemaker of America award. Where do you get the motivation and energy to do all of this? Will you rub some of it off on me before I go?

    Your conference cakes look sooo yummy. I think I'll have to make that a tradition in my home now. All I need now is a recipe on how to make homemade cocoa. Have I ever told you about my hot chocolate obsession? I drink a cup pretty much every single day, no matter what the weather is like outside. Ian called me a couple of days ago to brag that he has a complimentary hot chocolate maker at his office. I have to say, I truly was jealous.