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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Freezer Challenge Day #1

Since we live in a small town, any chance we get to "go out" to eat or to "order in", is celebrated. Friday night, I didn't feel like cooking, and we'll it's Friday night so we ordered pizza. If you are from the Midwest you probably know of the convenience store that is dotted on every highway and intersection, in towns small and big - Casey's General Store. Why would we order pizza from there? Well, it's GOOD. Simple as that. Our favorite is the taco. Fresh pizza crust layered with refried beans, sausage, cheese, lettuce, tomato and nacho cheese flavored chips. Served with about 20 packets of taco sauce. Some people don't think it should be called "pizza", be we sure do. It was great! And eating this calorie laden food every once in awhile is OK.

Although I didn't cook Friday night, I did start my Freezer Challenge yesterday. Day #1 = Peaches. My father-in-law had brought down two bags of frozen, fresh peaches for us a few months back, and when cleaning the freezer on Friday, I found them. Not because they aren't important, but well because everything always seems to just get shoved to the back.

I knew right away what I'd do with these - Peach Crumble. This is the same version of my Apple Crumble I've made before, just substituted out with peaches. Delicious!

Peach Crumble

1 bag thawed out peaches (probably 3 cups worth)
*Mix this with 1 T. cinnamon, 1 t. vanilla and 1/3 c. brown sugar

For crumble mix together:

1/2 c. sugar
2/3 c. oats
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. wheat germ (trust me, it's healthy, and you CAN'T taste it!)
1 t. cinnamon
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 stick of unsalted butter, melted

Pour peach mixture in bottom of 8x8 greased pan. Mix together all ingredients for the crumble and lay on top of the peaches. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until it is bubbly and golden in color.

Oh - and serve with ice cream!!! Below is my small bowl I had last night after dinner. Small bowls don't have calories.

Are you cleaning out your freezer yet???

Would you like to comment?

  1. Holy yum! What a fantastic thing to do with frozen peaches...you make me wish I had some in my freezer right now!

  2. Yeah, and so easy to make. I cannot wait to have another "small" dish after dinner tonight!