Friday, August 23, 2013

Moving to the country, gonna eat me a lot of ____________________

4 years ago, my husband planted peach trees.  4 years ago, I said "What in the heck are we going to do with peaches?" .  He was serious, I was serious.  I think we both were looking at each other with entirely different objectives and unclear peach paths.  You know what I said this weekend while I froze 21 quarts of peaches?  "I am soooo glad WE decided to plant these trees!  What an awesome idea?".  Quickly, I ran into the other room.
Life is so different today.  I have grown a lot of veggies and fruits this summer to feed my family.  I have learned to can and freeze things that I didn't know how to grow 6 months ago!  This has been one busy summer, but I have NO REGRETS!  I plan to share my experiences throughout the fall, but today I am sharing my freezer peach instructions.
Freezing Peaches
What you need:
Ripe peaches
Fruit Fresh
Hot Water
Cold Water
Freezer bags
2 Large Pots (or 1 large + sink)
Boil a large pan of water.  Place peaches in boiling water for a minute.  Remove and place in ice cold water (in pan or sink).  Leave for one minute.
Remove skins.
Quarter or halve peaches and remove seed.
Place on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with Fruit Fresh and freeze for 8 hours.
Once frozen, transfer to freezer bag.
Will keep for 6 months to a year.
See attached for a picture of peaches on a cookie sheet.

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