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!
Cool giveaway here.
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