Lord, have mercy.
In the office.
1. Find enough surfaces throughout the house to spread the peaches (ours are Red Haven) on so they can ripen to perfection. This "perfection" is allusive. It's very frustrating, if you ask me. I almost always start dealing with them when they aren't ripe enough or when they're too ripe. It's hard to get it right the more you buy. You would think I would have learned from this by now.
On the treadmill in our bedroom. Waking up to the smell of peaches? Divine.
2. Have family members on call to swoop in and help you deal with it all since you placed one large order together and it's so much more fun getting all peachy and sticky together.
Sharing our school table with tomatoes in the dining room.
3. Make a list of everything you want to do with your peaches so that you don't inadvertently shove all of them into your mouth before you've done everything you want to do with them. Here's my list, in order... canned peaches, peach jam, peach salsa, and chopped frozen peaches (for baked oatmeal).
I wonder when our dining room will just be our dining room again....
4. Make another list. This one of dishes you want to make while the peaches are in your house so you do not inadvertently (I'm digging this word today) can/jam/salsa/freeze/shove them into your mouth before you've had your chance. Here are some suggestions...my mom's peach pie, my Grandma's Southern Style Peach Cobbler, Ginger Chicken with Peaches and Onions, and Peach Frozen Yogurt.
5. Continue your list another day because those 4 bushels of peaches are ripe and you've got calls to make and work to do.
To be continued... Pin It