Thursday, May 27, 2010

Still Eating Peaches

Remember the 23 pounds of peaches I picked this weekend?  We are still working on eating them up.  They are 100% ripe, sweet, and juicy and taste spectacular on their own or in some of the recipes I’ve been making.  I gave a few to a friend, and we still have a lot!

Last night, I tried the Summer Peach and Tomato Salad out of the recent issue of Cooking Light.  

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I didn’t think I’d like this as much as I did – almost hesitant to use such delicious peaches in it at first.  I made up the dressing and wasn’t to enthused.  But, after I drizzled it over the peach, onion, and tomato mixture, my attitude changed.  This was delicious!  All I can say, is WOW, the simple ingredients really let the taste of the of the fresh peaches come through.  The dressing, which I thought I didn’t like, complemented the produce so well, giving it sweet and tangy in such a subtle way. 

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Then, for dessert I made a simple Peach and Blackberry Crisp. 

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No recipe really, I just sliced up peaches, blackberries and mixed with a little brown sugar and topped with oatmeal, brown sugar, pecans and butter.

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Mmmm…sweet, crunchy, and just plain wonderful!  (A little side of raspberry sherbet on the side.)   So good that I want to make it again tonight!

 

Are you taking tomorrow off to make a 4 day weekend?  What are your plans for the weekend?

2 comments:

  1. I wish I could come over and help you eat through those peaches! They look wonderful!

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  2. ditto, you can always send some extra peaches our way. hehe! We have to work some this weekend but I am looking forward to a little more down time. :)

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