Thursday, July 20, 2006


Taking a short break today from the Christmas series, I thought I'd show you what I did yesterday! Since I am off of bed rest and eagerly waiting for the arrival of our little one, I have been trying to make myself as productive as possible! A sweet friend from church brought me half a bushel of these gorgeous peaches and I wanted to get them put up as soon as possible!

So, I wrapped a few sets of two in waxed paper tied with twine and a note that reads, "Have a Peachy Day" for when we go to the hospital - nurses or doctors who I especially want to thank.

Then, I set aside a bowl for eating fresh - we had some last night with these shortcakes and this was the most amazing dessert!

I would normally have canned these into pie filling or chunks for eating, but I think we would use the frozen ones more and the freezing process was much quicker than canning for this time. The rest I put in the freezer for use in the future. I peeled, cored, and sliced all the peaches. I made four trays of them frozen individually (frozen on waxed paper and a cookie sheet then put in a ziploc bag) for using in smoothies or to munch on from the freezer (Emily loves this!).

The rest of the slices I put in a bath of water and lemon juice until I was ready to pack them and put 2 c. each in a ziploc bag to freeze.

There is something so wholesome and pure feeling about working with your hands and something as natural and beautiful as fruit. I found myself enjoying the scent, the slicing, the color of the flesh and just the wonder of the Creator of this beauty! Thank you, Susan, for sharing such a treat with me!


Anonymous said...

I just wanted to tell you again how much I enjoy your blog and all of your creative ideas. Thanks so much.

momxtwo said...

I LOVE peaches! I have a very simple recipe for peach cobbler that I got from someone's blog. I can't remember who's though.

1 stick of butter
1 cup of self rising flour
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of milk
1 can of peaches (i add the juice too)

Melt 1 stick of butter in the bottom of 13x9 pan. Mix milk,flour and sugar and pour into pan. Add peaches last. Cook at 350-375 until golden brown on top. It usually takes mine at least 30 minutes.

This is simple but delicious. My mom said this was the same recipe that her mom used when she was little.

Blessings and prayers headed your way. God is so good!

Monica Wilkinson said...

Mmmm, this recipe sounds good! Thanks for sharing! :) Also, thanks to both of you for your sweet comments!

Joy @ SAH Missionary said...

Monica, you are amazing!! I got your package today, and I'm speechless ('cause I'm crying). You are a real blessing. I wrote a thank you over at my blog, but wanted to thank you here too. Thank you!!

Paula said...

Love the peach gift idea!

Mrs. C