Taking a short break today from the Christmas series, I thought I'd show you what I did yesterday! Since I am off of bed rest and eagerly waiting for the arrival of our little one, I have been trying to make myself as productive as possible! A sweet friend from church brought me half a bushel of these gorgeous peaches and I wanted to get them put up as soon as possible!
So, I wrapped a few sets of two in waxed paper tied with twine and a note that reads, "Have a Peachy Day" for when we go to the hospital - nurses or doctors who I especially want to thank.
Then, I set aside a bowl for eating fresh - we had some last night with these shortcakes and this was the most amazing dessert!
I would normally have canned these into pie filling or chunks for eating, but I think we would use the frozen ones more and the freezing process was much quicker than canning for this time. The rest I put in the freezer for use in the future. I peeled, cored, and sliced all the peaches. I made four trays of them frozen individually (frozen on waxed paper and a cookie sheet then put in a ziploc bag) for using in smoothies or to munch on from the freezer (Emily loves this!).
The rest of the slices I put in a bath of water and lemon juice until I was ready to pack them and put 2 c. each in a ziploc bag to freeze.
There is something so wholesome and pure feeling about working with your hands and something as natural and beautiful as fruit. I found myself enjoying the scent, the slicing, the color of the flesh and just the wonder of the Creator of this beauty! Thank you, Susan, for sharing such a treat with me!