Saturday, August 21, 2010

Apples, Peaches, and Pluots

Here's what's been occupying all of our free time--and our kitchen--for the last couple of weeks. It all started with all of the apples that came in from the back yard, and then it continued when Jimmy got several boxes of very cheap peaches at the grocery store. (And then, after the cheap peaches, he went back and the produce lady gave him a few more boxes of very cheap--almost free--peaches.) Following that, we bought a few pounds of pluots.... We made (in the order on the table) sugar-free peach preserves, pluot preserves, hot peach salsa, regular peach preserves, applesause, medium peach salsa, and applebutter. We're selling them at church to raise money to send Jimmy and few youth group kids on a very big trip next summer. We started selling tonight, and the table certainly doesn't look likd this any more....

2 comments:

lb said...

Looks like a great fundraiser - I hope some of the youth group helped you make it, too.

rettrat said...

looks like good stuff....we've been canning a lot of fruit too. Apple butter, Apricot Jam, Plum Jelly, Canned Plums, and just started working the peaches last night. Am also planning some jalapeno jelly. Hope the fund-raising goes well