When I think about a half-bushel, I always think, “That’s not too many peaches!” Then, when I have them out on a table, a half-bushel looks a little more daunting. Then, when I have to start peeling them, a half-bushel looks very daunting!
The Peach Truck came through last week and I picked up my first order (yes, I just said first order), for the season. I’ll get another half-bushel next month on their final trip through Indiana. After my evening of canning, freezing and setting aside a few, I definitely need to start planning out what I’ll do with the next half-bushel.
Here is what I was able to squeeze out of the first half-bushel of the season:
- Eight peaches for my family to eat (I don’t like peaches with the skin on).
- Four for a neighbor to eat because they like them and that is what neighbors do.
- Four quarts of sliced peaches in syrup.
- One peach pie.
- One peach cake.
- Eight pints of peach jam (roughly),
- Two peaches for Richard to use in some peach pico de Gallo (most tasty).
- Plus a little left over to snack on.
I also canned four pints of applesauce since I had the canner out anyway.
If the Peach Truck comes your way, I highly recommend you order a half-bushel. They are the juiciest peaches I’ve ever tasted!