Last week a semi truck arrived from Georgia full of boxes of peaches for central Ohio. They were not that expensive being $30 for a 1/2 bushel box. So I got two for myself and one for a friend. One box went into the refrigerator to not ripen just yet, while I left one out to be used soon. Three days later they were soft, ripe and juicy.
So what have I done with all those peaches? So far I've passed on some to friends and we've eaten some straight out of the box. Normally I stick with making peach jam because that's what I know how to make well but this year I'm trying to broaden my horizons.
Peach pie filling while it was thickening on the stove . .
and packaged up for the freezer.
Peach chips made in the dehydrator.
The peach chips taste so, so good, with a crispier crunch when you bite them but also having that amazing peach flavor.
Tomorrow I'll hopefully get the rest of the first box made into jam. I meant to do that today but a nap felt like the better thing to do at that moment.