Yesterday, I had just gotten home from the H street farmer’s market when I got a text from my friend Anna. She was with her parents at the farmer’s market in Adams Morgan, and she wanted to know if I was interested in the 20 pound box of peaches that her dad was selling for $20. I said yes. Now, dear reader, I need your help.
Here’s the story. I said yes. Then, she checked in to make sure I was sure. Yeah, I’m sure… I think.
“Mom’s convinced you don’t realize how much it is!” Anna texted.
I knew depending on size 2-3 peaches equals a pound. So it would be 40-60 peaches… I talked to Ryan about it – and excuse our language – but we agreed it would be a f*ck ton of peaches. Still, I was interested. I mean $20 for 20 pounds of peaches, what a deal!
And then I asked, “what happens if I don’t buy them?”
That’s when I learned something about myself. Some people worry about the environment, so they pick up trash, recycle, and try to live an eco-friendly life. Some people worry about animals, so they donate money, foster pets, and adopt from a shelter. Apparently, my great worry (and it’s silly), is about produce. I don’t want fresh produce to go unloved so I buy large amounts of peaches.
So I hopped on the bus to go collect the box. I would love the peaches. I would make sure they got eaten, baked, blended, and roasted. They were not going to go to waste. And honestly, maybe they could’ve sold them to someone else or Anna’s parents could have done something with them. But I wanted them.
Obviously once I collected my massive box of peaches, I had to take an Uber home. I’m not riding a bus with 20 pounds of beaches! I counted the peaches as soon as I got home. I had 43. There were also 2 already in the house. That’s a total of 45 peaches. Here’s where you come in, what should I do with all these peaches?!
So far I’ve done the following:
- I gave one to the Uber driver who brought me home
- Baked 9 in a massive peach pie.
- Blended 3 to make a banana peach smoothie for breakfast.
That means 13 down, 32 to go. What do you recommend I make? I want your ideas!
I’m also thinking of peach popsicles, peach freezer jam, peach salsa, and this savory recipe for rosemary peach chicken. I’m certain though, I’ll still have peaches to spare. Help me out, don’t be shy – leave a comment to help me decide what to make! And thanks in advance.