Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Homemaking Tip—Peach Cubes


This is a cool little tip (pun perfectly intended); however it isn’t new because you’ve probably done this since your kids were babies with leftover baby food.

On Monday I had a little bit of peach puree left over from the jam I was making so I froze it in ice cube trays for smoothies this winter. Last night I was making rice for apricot/cashew chicken and put a couple of peach cubes in with the rice to cook. It gave it a wonderful, subtle flavor. I’ve also done this with leftover tomato sauce and thrown them in with a stew or soup. I think I'll blend the leftover peppers in the garden in a little bit of water and cube them, too.

13 comments:

Barb said...

Right now it is striking me as strange that I don't own any icecube trays. But I would love some subtly (peach) flavored rice.

tina said...

ya know, we seemed to have gotten rid of our ice cube trays and i could have really used them when i made some puree for smoothies. i put it in zip lock baggies and that's not the best choice, but all i could think of at the time. since our freezer makes ice, i guess we thought we didn't need the ice trays . . . BUT, i am going to pick up a couple at the dollar store next trip to town!

Leslie said...

I love to freeze fruit in ice cube trays for smoothies, too, but never thought of adding it to those thigns. What a great idea!

Jenny said...

Sadly, I got rid of most of my ice trays do to lack of space in my new freezer (grrrr) Jane I have said this once and will say it again. You are one inspirational woman. Do you ever stop? :)

Berta said...

Hi Jane -
I was reading some 'old' entries from last year when I ran across the comment you left! I lost track of you - I'll check in on your often now that I found it again! Love your ideas - I love peach puree - love peaches!

Amie said...

Another great idea. I need a running list of things I want to remember to do!

Kim Sue said...

you always have great ideas - I need to remember to do that with tomato sauce too!

michelle said...

That is a great idea! I'll have to pick up some ice cube trays...

Hannah said...

Oh Jane! I so wish I would have visited you earlier today! I spent my morning freezing peaches (for future smoothies!) and this would have been much easier. Sigh...I am picking more peaches tomorrow, and picking up some ice cube trays to boot! Thanks for the tip.

Jill said...

I need more freezer space!

Julie said...

I have tried to freeze pesto that way and it was a disaster! Is there a trick to getting it out of the trays? Mine stuck and were dumb. Help! The peach sounds yummy for smoothies. Maybe the peach has more liquid so it freezes cleanly? Any thoughts?

Mandy said...

Just found your blog randomly and I am excited with this post as I have been canning peaches this week and I was trying to think of something different to do with them, thanks!

Ande Payne said...

I WANT SOME!