When peach season arrives in Georgia I take full advantage of the bounty! Today I’m sharing my four favorite ways to enjoy ripe peaches in a myriad of ways–an icy refreshing drink, a spicy appetizer, a healthy main dish salad and a light dessert. Enjoy!
Butternut Squash & Bacon Bisque
Oh how I adore the fall and all it’s wonderful flavors! Don’t you love hot mugs of steaming soup on chilly days? I’ve come up with a recipe made from all my favorite fall flavors…butternut squash, crisp apples, salty bacon, sultry onions and warm garlic. There’s even a splash of white wine and a smattering of sage and a final swirl of heavy cream. Hmmm……I wish I could share with you how good my kitchen smells right now!
Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Croutons
What’s more comforting than a rich bowl of creamy, warm tomato soup? Maybe with a little sass added to it, a few ingredients to kick it up a bit. A dash of basil, a glug of heavy cream, a pinch of crushed red pepper, a smidge of sundried tomatoes. Blend it all together, put grilled cheese croutons on top and you’ve got dinner worthy, guest worthy soup. And it’s soup-er easy to put together. In fact, I bet you already have most of the ingredients in your pantry right now!
Homemade Chicken Soup
Chicken soup is all about love! What’s the one thing you want to eat when you’re feeling under the weather? Chicken soup! Because it’s loaded with vegetables, it really does help you to get better. It’s got lots of nutrition and a hot mug will warm you down to your toes on a cold winter’s night.
Chicken soup, homemade and savory, is super easy to make. Ideally, you’ll start with the leftover chicken frame and meat from your homemade roast chicken but in a pinch, a rotisserie chicken will work fine. This is an easy recipe to add to your collection and one you’ll make again and again, I promise!
Autumn is just around the corner and peaches are nearing the end of their season. I snagged a deal last week on organic peaches on sale for $1.99 a pound. I bought 6 pounds and made up some sweet, spiced peach butter. In the depths of winter there’s nothing like opening a jar of this delicious spread and enjoying a little hint of summer to come.
Fruit butters take a little time but they are easy to make and so homey and delicious. They use less sugar than jams and preserves and they’re a lot more forgiving. It’ll take a few hours cooking them down but it’s easier to tell when they’re ready to can. You don’t need to use a thermometer or figure out what the jelling point is.