Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Frozen Lunchbox Peaches


In case anyone was wondering, I haven't forgotten this little place where I share yummy food ideas but the last few weeks have been busy!! Getting everyone ready for school and trying to get a few last minute fun things in and doing some canning and freezing. Yeah, just haven't had the time or inspiration for a lot of brainstorming in the foodie part of my life. It's 4:30 now and my son just reminded me that I should start getting concerned about whats for supper. I know... I should! But I feel like the day should be done and a simple cup of tea would be fine with me. I know though, that I will have to come up with something more substantial than a cup of tea! But no matter I'll figure it out shortly, just now I need a break!

I was peeling peaches today... and driving my son to and from work... and pondering how to be a Mom to teenagers for the next - hundred years. ☺ It's all good, I just need a bracing cup of tea or something! Notice I didn't say chocolate, I'm trying to be a good girl!

I decided to do things differently this year and freeze peaches in individual cups instead of canning them, for the lunches I will have to pack starting next week.

(Is it possible that 90 days have passed so quickly?! Wow time really did fly by this summer!!)

Back to the peaches: I have a few friends that have been using this recipe for several years and say their school children like it a lot better than canned ones. I'm all for less hot, sticky messes in my house so this sounded great!

6 quarts chopped peaches
2-3 cups sugar
1 box dry Sure-Jel
3 Tablespoons Fruit Fresh


Self appointed peeler of peaches. She was surprisingly good at it for a first timer! It didn't last long but sure was nice having a helper while it lasted!

                                   she peeled backwards but I figure she'll catch on somewhere along the way☺

Peel peaches, chop, and mix everything together.


 Place in containers and freeze. Put into lunches and by lunch time it should be slushy. Yummy and refreshing!

I scooped about a 1/2 - 2/3 cup into my containers and got approximately 43 containers per ½ bushel basket of peaches. I bought the containers at a bulk food store. They are approximately 1 cup in size. I also bought a smaller ½ cup size for my daughters lunchbox.

Now I guess I really do need to figure out whats for supper, somehow my mind can't think past pancakes or waffles. Perfect with my cup of tea!


this is how my supper turned out :)
It was scrumptious!


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29 comments:

  1. I love the idea of the individual cups for lunches. Those are great!

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  2. That's a great idea! I think I'm gonna try it for my kid's lunches. Where did you get the containers?
    ~Michelle
    apinchofprim@frontier.com

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  3. Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing at my Sizzle into Summer party.

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  4. What a great treat to have these in the fall and winter - they look so yummy!

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  5. What a great idea. I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas. Take care Anu

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  6. This looks so easy! Thanks for making such an intimidating process more simple! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  7. What a great idea!


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  8. What a good mother you are. Your kids will love their lunches. Hang in there, raising teens is a big job. We raised 6 and are still here to tell about it. Have fun.

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  9. This is such a good idea. I think I will freeze some peaches this year. One tip, dip the peaches briefly in boiling water, and the skins will slide right off. To save costs and because I do not have to send them with kids to school, I am going to put mine in zip-top snack bags and put those bags in a gallon freezer bag. I am going to include this in my Friday Finds this week. First time at your blog, I will back to spend some time here.

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  10. great idea!!

    would love it if you could share this at my new link party serenity saturday over at serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  11. This is a great idea! My oldest daughter loves peaches, this would be perfect to have on hand for her!

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  12. What a wonderful idea! MUST GET PEACHES AND TRY!

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  13. So the peaches aren't cooked at all? Not even blanched to remove their skins?

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  14. I just bought a bunch of peaches to dehydrate, but I may have to do this instead--yum!

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  15. Wow, what a nice way to preserve the peaches and this sure is a healthy lunch box fruit to make. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. what a great idea often we pack our lunches and this would be perfect for work or school

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  18. I currently have an overflowing peach tree and was just wondering what I was going to do with them all. Thanks for the great idea

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  19. This is a great idea! I have been busy too. it does seem to take a lot of organization to get back on a school schedule. Great job with the peaches. I make homemade veggie soup for my son. The kid eats that everyday for lunch. He never wants anything else!
    Sherry

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  20. Oh, thanks for linking this to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  21. I agree -- where did the summer go? Crazy that school is here already! Your peaches sound absolutely perfect. I'm always looking for ways to get new and healthy things into my daughers' lunchboxes and I know they'd love the peaches. I am definitely going to have to pick up a 1/2 bushel of peaches next time and I'll be set for the whole year! Thank you so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me...". I'm spotlighting your recipe on my FB page.

    Jenn

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  22. What an amazing idea. I am including it in a post I am doing on the 25th about peaches! Thank you so much for writing this up. I appreciate it.

    Blessings,
    LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

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  23. Here on Maui we have a ton of mango trees, and mine are all ready to be picked! I think I will give this a try with mangos. yummm mahalo for posting. ;-)

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  24. Great idea. Where at the bulk food store did you find those cups? In the paper section? I've never seen them before. Can't wait to try this.

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  26. Inviting you the Carnival of Home Preserving on my blog today and every Friday. Hope to see you there. Laura Williams’ Musings http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com

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  27. I don't have all those cute containers. I'm going to try and freeze in silicon muffin tins. Then I'll pop them out and bag together in a ziploc. One "muffin" size should be about 1/2 cup of peaches. Thanks for the great idea!

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