Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pears and Peaches! Peaches and Pears!!

My neighbor, Stephanie, and I picked these great looking pears from a neighbor's tree
a few days ago. WITH that neighbor's permission, of course!
They are not good for eating but make great pear preserves and --
my FAVORITE--- Spiced Pear Cake!
I will cook and freeze these for some really good fall baking.

This afternoon Louis Dean and I gathered with some of the family to celebrate my sister, Nita's,
grand children's visit!
I made a batch of Ultimate Turtle Brownies for Haley!
(She shared them with everyone since she has such good manners!)

A bonus from the visit! My brother and sister in law picked 18 pounds of peaches from their back yard tree.
They gave me a big sack FULL!!!
I washed them all.......

....ate ONE!!! They are freestone and SOOOOO good!

Sliced and lightly sugared the ones ready and ripe for eating.
These will be great for breakfast in the morning along with some yogurt.
Perhaps I will try my hand at a fresh peach cobbler tomorrow night!

The rest are simmering on the stove and the house smells like a peach orchard!
I will refrigerate them overnight and peel, slice and freeze them tomorrow.
Last year I made peach jam til I dropped!
This year I think we are going to try pies, cobblers and just plain EATING them!

"We snack all day long on berries from the field,
peaches from the orchard."
Matt Jones


Shannon Hopps said...

Beautiful! Love your photos, Aunt Linda.

Deb said...

lucky girl.....the peaches and pears look great...

Blondie's Journal said...

What a bounty!! The peaches in Michigan are ready next month. They are so sweet and juicy you have to eat them over the sink!! ;-D


Auntie said...

Haley is a dolllllllllllll, as well as being polite. :-)

And Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh your fresh peaches look marvelous! Just marvelous. The washing and peeling and cutting them, is not fun. But the result is super! :-)

Bring Pretty Back said...

YUMM! How summery!! I bet your home smells like heaven! I must tell you I am a bit jealous!
Have a PRETTY day!