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  1. #1
    gloria.p Guest

    Default Please don't laugh



    but what would you do?


    I have "inherited" TWO huge (6 lb 10 oz) cans of sliced peaches
    among other items Dear Daughter left at our house when her family
    moved to California recently.

    We are trying to stay away from desserts. Is there anything other than
    pie, cake or other after-dinner thing that I can make with them? I know
    that we could eat them plain, but one can is a lifetime supply that way.
    In addition, we are getting good (if expensive) fresh fruit right now.

    People make jam from frozen fruit. Is canned fruit too processed to go
    that route? (I wish there was a food pantry closer by but I'm not
    driving 25 miles to donate two cans of peaches.)

    Thanks for any serious suggestions.

    gloria p

  2. #2
    Storrmmee Guest

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    i am not sure if it would work but i might try jam, or perhaps even opening
    and recanning in a size you might use> Lee
    "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j06tn6$v59$[email protected]..
    >
    >
    > but what would you do?
    >
    >
    > I have "inherited" TWO huge (6 lb 10 oz) cans of sliced peaches
    > among other items Dear Daughter left at our house when her family
    > moved to California recently.
    >
    > We are trying to stay away from desserts. Is there anything other than
    > pie, cake or other after-dinner thing that I can make with them? I know
    > that we could eat them plain, but one can is a lifetime supply that way.
    > In addition, we are getting good (if expensive) fresh fruit right now.
    >
    > People make jam from frozen fruit. Is canned fruit too processed to go
    > that route? (I wish there was a food pantry closer by but I'm not driving
    > 25 miles to donate two cans of peaches.)
    >
    > Thanks for any serious suggestions.
    >
    > gloria p




  3. #3
    zxcvbob Guest

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    gloria.p wrote:
    >
    >
    > but what would you do?
    >
    >
    > I have "inherited" TWO huge (6 lb 10 oz) cans of sliced peaches
    > among other items Dear Daughter left at our house when her family
    > moved to California recently.
    >
    > We are trying to stay away from desserts. Is there anything other than
    > pie, cake or other after-dinner thing that I can make with them? I know
    > that we could eat them plain, but one can is a lifetime supply that way.
    > In addition, we are getting good (if expensive) fresh fruit right now.
    >
    > People make jam from frozen fruit. Is canned fruit too processed to go
    > that route? (I wish there was a food pantry closer by but I'm not
    > driving 25 miles to donate two cans of peaches.)
    >
    > Thanks for any serious suggestions.
    >
    > gloria p



    I would probably repackage them (drained, mostly) in pint containers
    and freeze them. Eat them while still partially frozen, or use them
    in homemade ice cream, or in smoothies.

    -Bob

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    George Shirley Guest

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    On 7/20/2011 10:54 AM, gloria.p wrote:
    >
    >
    > but what would you do?
    >
    >
    > I have "inherited" TWO huge (6 lb 10 oz) cans of sliced peaches
    > among other items Dear Daughter left at our house when her family
    > moved to California recently.
    >
    > We are trying to stay away from desserts. Is there anything other than
    > pie, cake or other after-dinner thing that I can make with them? I know
    > that we could eat them plain, but one can is a lifetime supply that way.
    > In addition, we are getting good (if expensive) fresh fruit right now.
    >
    > People make jam from frozen fruit. Is canned fruit too processed to go
    > that route? (I wish there was a food pantry closer by but I'm not
    > driving 25 miles to donate two cans of peaches.)
    >
    > Thanks for any serious suggestions.
    >
    > gloria p

    Are the peaches canned in their own juice or is sugar added? I think you
    could probably make jam from them but would have to search for a recipe.
    If you decide to go that route and there is added sugar in the container
    I would just add a little sugar at a time until I hit the magic amount.
    Might be able to just crush the peaches and juice together and cook it
    down until you have a jam.

    Sounds like the old commercial cans, Number 10 if I remember correctly,
    that are sold to food services like school cafeterias, restaurants, etc.
    Might be worth a try anyway.

  5. #5
    songbird Guest

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    gloria.p wrote:
    ....
    > Thanks for any serious suggestions.


    i love peach salsa (peaches, onion, cilantro
    and whatever heat you'd like beyond the onion).
    however, that i've always made with fresh
    peaches. hmmm, grind 'em up, add spices
    and turn it into peach butter and then put it
    up?

    i'd just eat 'em. put the canned
    peaches in the fridge and later have them
    with cottage cheese -- a simple meal on
    a hot day.


    songbird

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    gloria.p Guest

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    On 7/20/2011 12:58 PM, George Shirley wrote:

    >
    > Sounds like the old commercial cans, Number 10 if I remember correctly,
    > that are sold to food services like school cafeterias, restaurants, etc.
    > Might be worth a try anyway.




    Thanks for the advice George. Actually I just checked and the cans are
    stamped "Best used by 9/02/2012" and the peaches are in light syrup.

    I think I'll repackage them, make smoothies and maybe fruit salad adding
    fresh mangoes and cherries, and freeze the rest. I could also give a
    can to little grandson's day care.

    Thanks again,
    gloria p

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    Serene Vannoy Guest

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    On 07/20/2011 08:54 AM, gloria.p wrote:
    >
    >
    > but what would you do?
    >
    >
    > I have "inherited" TWO huge (6 lb 10 oz) cans of sliced peaches
    > among other items Dear Daughter left at our house when her family
    > moved to California recently.
    >
    > We are trying to stay away from desserts. Is there anything other than
    > pie, cake or other after-dinner thing that I can make with them? I know
    > that we could eat them plain, but one can is a lifetime supply that way.


    Smoothies. I'd make smoothies, or freeze them for making smoothies later.

    Serene

    --
    http://www.momfoodproject.com

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    Ophelia Guest

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    "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j0862a$2rk$[email protected]..
    > On 7/20/2011 12:58 PM, George Shirley wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> Sounds like the old commercial cans, Number 10 if I remember correctly,
    >> that are sold to food services like school cafeterias, restaurants, etc.
    >> Might be worth a try anyway.

    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks for the advice George. Actually I just checked and the cans are
    > stamped "Best used by 9/02/2012" and the peaches are in light syrup.
    >
    > I think I'll repackage them, make smoothies and maybe fruit salad adding
    > fresh mangoes and cherries, and freeze the rest. I could also give a can
    > to little grandson's day care.


    ....or we could all come over and have a peaches party...


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    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Please don't laugh

    On 7/20/2011 10:22 PM, gloria.p wrote:
    > On 7/20/2011 12:58 PM, George Shirley wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> Sounds like the old commercial cans, Number 10 if I remember correctly,
    >> that are sold to food services like school cafeterias, restaurants, etc.
    >> Might be worth a try anyway.

    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks for the advice George. Actually I just checked and the cans are
    > stamped "Best used by 9/02/2012" and the peaches are in light syrup.
    >
    > I think I'll repackage them, make smoothies and maybe fruit salad adding
    > fresh mangoes and cherries, and freeze the rest. I could also give a can
    > to little grandson's day care.
    >
    > Thanks again,
    > gloria p

    Should have thought of that myself. Used to a consultant to a local
    organization that cares for mentally handicapped people and they had
    three daycare centers in the parish. Used to inspect them every other
    month and distinctly remember them using those big cans of fruit for the
    little ones at their lunch. Generally in light syrup too.

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    Connie TC Guest

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    On Jul 20, 10:54*am, "gloria.p" <gpues...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > but what would you do?
    >
    > I have "inherited" TWO huge (6 lb 10 oz) cans of sliced peaches
    > among other items Dear Daughter left at our house when her family
    > moved to California recently.
    >
    > We are trying to stay away from desserts. *Is there anything other than
    > pie, cake or other after-dinner thing that I can make with them? *I know
    > that we could eat them plain, but one can is a lifetime supply that way.
    > In addition, we are getting good (if expensive) fresh fruit right now.
    >
    > People make jam from frozen fruit. *Is canned fruit too processed to go
    > that route? *(I wish there was a food pantry closer by but I'm not
    > driving 25 miles to donate two cans of peaches.)
    >
    > Thanks for any serious suggestions.
    >
    > gloria p


    I would dehydrate. Canned peaches dehydrate really well.
    Connie TC

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    gloria.p Guest

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    On 7/20/2011 9:17 PM, songbird wrote:
    > gloria.p wrote:
    > ...
    >> Thanks for any serious suggestions.

    >
    > i love peach salsa (peaches, onion, cilantro
    > and whatever heat you'd like beyond the onion).
    > however, that i've always made with fresh
    > peaches. hmmm, grind 'em up, add spices
    > and turn it into peach butter and then put it
    > up?
    >
    > i'd just eat 'em. put the canned
    > peaches in the fridge and later have them
    > with cottage cheese -- a simple meal on
    > a hot day.
    >
    >
    > songbird



    That sounds nice but there are just two of us
    and these cans are larger than gallon size.

    gloria p

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    gloria.p Guest

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    On 7/21/2011 4:06 AM, Ophelia wrote:
    >
    >
    > "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:j0862a$2rk$[email protected]..
    >> On 7/20/2011 12:58 PM, George Shirley wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> Sounds like the old commercial cans, Number 10 if I remember correctly,
    >>> that are sold to food services like school cafeterias, restaurants, etc.
    >>> Might be worth a try anyway.

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks for the advice George. Actually I just checked and the cans are
    >> stamped "Best used by 9/02/2012" and the peaches are in light syrup.
    >>
    >> I think I'll repackage them, make smoothies and maybe fruit salad adding
    >> fresh mangoes and cherries, and freeze the rest. I could also give a can
    >> to little grandson's day care.

    >
    > ...or we could all come over and have a peaches party...



    You would be most welcome, but why eat commercially canned peaches when
    fresh are in season?

    gloria p

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    Ophelia Guest

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    "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j09f4k$2cb$[email protected]..
    > On 7/21/2011 4:06 AM, Ophelia wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:j0862a$2rk$[email protected]..
    >>> On 7/20/2011 12:58 PM, George Shirley wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Sounds like the old commercial cans, Number 10 if I remember correctly,
    >>>> that are sold to food services like school cafeterias, restaurants,
    >>>> etc.
    >>>> Might be worth a try anyway.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for the advice George. Actually I just checked and the cans are
    >>> stamped "Best used by 9/02/2012" and the peaches are in light syrup.
    >>>
    >>> I think I'll repackage them, make smoothies and maybe fruit salad adding
    >>> fresh mangoes and cherries, and freeze the rest. I could also give a can
    >>> to little grandson's day care.

    >>
    >> ...or we could all come over and have a peaches party...

    >
    >
    > You would be most welcome, but why eat commercially canned peaches when
    > fresh are in season?


    Then you must save your can until winter!


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    George Shirley Guest

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    On 7/21/2011 10:02 AM, gloria.p wrote:
    > On 7/20/2011 9:17 PM, songbird wrote:
    >> gloria.p wrote:
    >> ...
    >>> Thanks for any serious suggestions.

    >>
    >> i love peach salsa (peaches, onion, cilantro
    >> and whatever heat you'd like beyond the onion).
    >> however, that i've always made with fresh
    >> peaches. hmmm, grind 'em up, add spices
    >> and turn it into peach butter and then put it
    >> up?
    >>
    >> i'd just eat 'em. put the canned
    >> peaches in the fridge and later have them
    >> with cottage cheese -- a simple meal on
    >> a hot day.
    >>
    >>
    >> songbird

    >
    >
    > That sounds nice but there are just two of us
    > and these cans are larger than gallon size.
    >
    > gloria p

    I've got a couple of very large grandsons that could eat one each. Both
    are over six feet tall and weigh somewhere around 250, not an ounce of
    at on either of them. I just stand back and marvel as they graze through
    my kitchen when they come to visit. They're not teens either, one will
    be 31 next month and the other turned 28 in April. If they bring their
    baby sister they could four or five cans. She's about six feet and
    weighs 225, she's still my Sweet Babooette though. She's the only one I
    baby sat with when she was a wee one.

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    Kitty Guest

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    On Jul 20, 11:54*am, "gloria.p" <gpues...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > but what would you do?
    >
    > I have "inherited" TWO huge (6 lb 10 oz) cans of sliced peaches
    > among other items Dear Daughter left at our house when her family
    > moved to California recently.
    >
    > We are trying to stay away from desserts. *Is there anything other than
    > pie, cake or other after-dinner thing that I can make with them? *I know
    > that we could eat them plain, but one can is a lifetime supply that way.
    > In addition, we are getting good (if expensive) fresh fruit right now.
    >
    > People make jam from frozen fruit. *Is canned fruit too processed to go
    > that route? *(I wish there was a food pantry closer by but I'm not
    > driving 25 miles to donate two cans of peaches.)
    >
    > Thanks for any serious suggestions.
    >
    > gloria p


    I like all the ideas, but one that wasn't mentioned was a large
    dessert to take to a reunion or church function.

  16. #16
    Mimi Guest

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    I'd never laugh at such a blessing!!! I vote for freezing and
    smoothies.


  17. #17
    sf Guest

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    On Thu, 21 Jul 2011 09:02:43 -0600, "gloria.p" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > On 7/20/2011 9:17 PM, songbird wrote:
    > > gloria.p wrote:
    > > ...
    > >> Thanks for any serious suggestions.

    > >
    > > i love peach salsa (peaches, onion, cilantro
    > > and whatever heat you'd like beyond the onion).
    > > however, that i've always made with fresh
    > > peaches. hmmm, grind 'em up, add spices
    > > and turn it into peach butter and then put it
    > > up?
    > >
    > > i'd just eat 'em. put the canned
    > > peaches in the fridge and later have them
    > > with cottage cheese -- a simple meal on
    > > a hot day.
    > >
    > >
    > > songbird

    >
    >
    > That sounds nice but there are just two of us
    > and these cans are larger than gallon size.
    >

    Just use one of your packages for it after you repackage the can!

    You could make a peach marinade for pork or chicken, and if they're
    peach halves they would be simple enough to put on the bbq and turn
    into a grilled peach salad. There's always upside down cake, peach
    cobbler or pickled peaches.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

  18. #18
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article <j06tn6$v59$[email protected]>,
    "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > but what would you do?
    >
    >
    > I have "inherited" TWO huge (6 lb 10 oz) cans of sliced peaches
    > among other items Dear Daughter left at our house when her family
    > moved to California recently.
    >
    > We are trying to stay away from desserts. Is there anything other than
    > pie, cake or other after-dinner thing that I can make with them? I know
    > that we could eat them plain, but one can is a lifetime supply that way.
    > In addition, we are getting good (if expensive) fresh fruit right now.
    >
    > People make jam from frozen fruit. Is canned fruit too processed to go
    > that route? (I wish there was a food pantry closer by but I'm not
    > driving 25 miles to donate two cans of peaches.)
    >
    > Thanks for any serious suggestions.
    >
    > gloria p


    I wouldn't use them for jam. You'd have to know how much sugar is
    involved. How about barbecue sauce, heavy on pureed peaches?
    Any battered women's shelters around?
    Smoothie City.

    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller July 19, 2011 - Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks

  19. #19
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Serene Vannoy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 07/20/2011 08:54 AM, gloria.p wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > > but what would you do?
    > >
    > >
    > > I have "inherited" TWO huge (6 lb 10 oz) cans of sliced peaches
    > > among other items Dear Daughter left at our house when her family
    > > moved to California recently.
    > >
    > > We are trying to stay away from desserts. Is there anything other than
    > > pie, cake or other after-dinner thing that I can make with them? I know
    > > that we could eat them plain, but one can is a lifetime supply that way.

    >
    > Smoothies. I'd make smoothies, or freeze them for making smoothies later.
    >
    > Serene


    Hear, hear!!

    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller July 19, 2011 - Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks

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