My mom, sister and all our kids went to a "peach farm" yesterday. On the way there, my sister played that song "Peaches" and ever since then "Moving to the country, gonna eat me a lot of peaches..." Keeps playing over and over in my head. Yesterday it was fun to sing on the way to the peach place, but today I wish my brain would pick another song! :)
I was disappointed in where we went. I was kind of expecting a farm, but it was just a glamorized, over priced farm stand on the side of the interstate. They had more cafe and gift shop than they did produce for sale :( And it was expensive! But we still got peach ice cream and I bought a couple big baskets of peaches.
First I did peach jam:
Then I did canned peaches in light syrup. My ball book said to use 5-1/2 cups of water and 1-1/4 cups of sugar for light syrup. I was really nervous because it didn't tell me how many peaches to use, but it worked out!
And I still had several left so I looked up online and found you could freeze them with the skins and I was so happy because I was tired of peeling peaches by now. Even though I used the easy peel method (30 seconds in boiling water, then 30 seconds in ice water, peel right off!)
I'm seeing lots of peach cobblers and smoothies and hot biscuits with peach jam in our future :)
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