Hungry now? muhaha!
I am eating one of the most incredible peaches that I’ve had in a lonnnng time. So good, in fact, that I bought a case of them. We have a man who sets up a van in town and he goes right to the farms to get his produce. It’s VERY fresh. Definitely way better than the stores get. Because he is the only middleman, he passes those savings on to his customers. You can’t get this stuff for this price in ANY of the markets around us.
Today we bought another dozen corn on the cob. These are a particular variety that is only grown up here apparantly. I’m telling you.. this corn is better even than sugar corn. It’s called Providence corn. Did you know that you can eat corn on the cob raw right off the cob? I didn’t!!! Oh boy was it good. It was so sweet it was as of it had sugar sprinkled on it. Hopefully we’ll be able to get more when pay day rolls around. I have a LOT of corn put up already, but I may thaw that, cut it off the cob and dehydrate it and freeze this for eating off the cob instead. Should be able to dehydrate it still, right? I don’t see why not.
Anyway, the sweetie is going to be working the next three days again. God Bless him… he is working overtime for us so we can get caught up with a couple things and so we can take our gun courses for our licenses. I have to plan out all his meals and count his carbs and stuff for each day and I’m trying a new recipe tonight. It’s called Maui Chicken. You make it in the crockpot and let me tell you. This is AWESOME! He gets more comments about his meals from the other guys at work. hehe. The recipe is at the end of this post and I’ll add it to my Diner category as well.
Tomorrow I’ll be cutting and freezing peaches. It says to blanch them first, but honestly I don’t see why. I like the skin. I’m going to cut them in wedges and lay them on cookie sheets and lay them in the freezer so they freeze individually. Then I’ll vacuum pack them. That way I can use them for anything from smoothies to jams to cobblers by just reaching in and taking out the amount I want. Some of them will get dehydrated also. I love dried peaches in my oatmeal.
I will also be making my first batch of homemade household cleaner. 🙂 I ordered 3 bottles of Tea Tree Oil and 3 bottle of Peppermint Oil as well for a couple other things. The jury is still out on my homemade deodorant. I don’t know if that caused a little rash and burning under my pits or if it was something else. Still trying it out and will keep you all posted. (Yes, I know you are just rivetted to your seats waiting to hear how my pits are doing. <winks> )
MAUI CROCKPOT CHICKEN RECIPE
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 TBS. Oil
1 (14.5 oz.) can of chicken broth
1 (20 oz.) can of pineapple chunks
1/4 cup vinegar (apple cider vinegar if you have it. If not plain is ok)
2 TBS. Brown Sugar
3 tsp. soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1 minced onion
1 med. bell pepper, chopped
3 TBS. cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1. Brown chicken in oil in heavy bottomed skillet
2. Place chicken into bottom of crockpot
3. Combine remaining ingredients. Pour over chicken.
4. Cover; cook on low for 4-6 hours
5. Serve over hot jasmine rice or whatever rice you have on hand.