Now I know a lot of you are Southerners and you would argue that Georgia peaches are the best. Then there are many of you from Texas and you asked, “Have you tried a peach from Fredricksburg?” Well yes I have and I’ll agree they are scrumptious, BUT I live in the midwest and only get a good Texas peach when I happen to be visiting my good friend Glenda in the early summer. The Georgia peaches taste like and have the texture of a sponge by the time they are loaded onto our grocery store shelves. Ick! I end up throwing out more than we eat.
So ~~~ for us, we wait very patiently until the end of the summer when we can get our hands on Colorado peaches. Last weekend I picked up a lug that I preordered. I waited a few days for them to ripen to perfection and then made final decisions on what I was going to do with them. They have not disappointed us. Of course many are just eaten out of hand. They are sooo juicy and flavorful. They are so good that the juice drips down your chin while biting into it. I plan to make some freezer jam too.
Thanks very much Gollum, for inviting us to share cooking ideas and recipes on this Foodie Friday. It is always a favorite day of mine to check blogs.
I froze some in light sugar and then while flipping through cookbooks, I decided to adapt a recipe I found for freezer pie filling.
Freezer Summertime Peach Pie Filling
1 qt. plus 2 cups peaches, peeled and sliced
1 cup sugar
3 -4T. topioca
pinch of salt
1 heaping T. lemon juice
Line pie pan with foil. Pour in filling. Freeze then remove from pan and place in large plastic bag in freezer. When winter comes ,defrost filling, place in crust-lined pan. Add top crust, cut slits in top. Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes to until crust is browned and filling is bubbly.
This is so easy!
Next morning it’s frozen and slides easily away from the foil and I place it in the ziploc bag.
I’ll be ready at Thanksgiving to complete this and it will be so good with fresh summertime peaches!
I’m doing a double post today. I love joining Glenda at Tootsie Time for Flaunt Your Flowers.
I have decided dahlias are right up there with one of my favorite flowers. They just almost look silk, don’t they? ;)
I have an assortment of colors.
This obviously is a different variety. Would someone remind me to dig these bulbs up and store them correctly during the winter time? Last year I dug my bulbs up, but didn’t protect them with sawdust or such from the cold. They did not make it and I had to start over this spring.
This is climbing thyme I’m using as a ground cover finally approaching the garden stones.
Say Hi to Chester. He came around just in time to get his picture taken! He’s such a big ham.
Please go pay a visit to Designs by Gollum and to Tootsie Time on this last Friday of August! Thanks for stopping by 47th Street.