Peach Party

Leah and I ordered a box of peaches and pears from Colorado. They came on Saturday. After picking up the boxes from Meridian, I took them to the Bakers, opened them up, and realized they weren't ripe at all.

Oh no.

This was a problem because it made sense to can on Saturday. We had time. Canning during the week is no fun.

Also, we had this situation.

What was going to ripen first? The fruit or the baby?

Well, turns out it was the fruit that went first, which is nice since I can all our stuff at Leah and Jeron's. (Still no baby).

Oh, we froze some too

These are going to taste to wonderful during the winter months.

Canned peaches

Select ripe fruit that is just beginning to soften. Blanch in boiling water for 1 minute. Immediately cool in cold water. Half, peel, and remove pit.

Pack halves in jars, hollow side downs (if you can manage). Fill jars with *simple syrup, leaving 1 inch head space. Tighten lids and process 25 minutes in boiling water bath.

*Simple Syrup

To make a thin syrup, combine 4 cups of water to 1 cups water. Heat in saucepan and stir until sugar is dissolved.