Peaches Peaches and MORE Peaches!

My grandparents have a huge peach tree in their backyard and it is loaded with peaches! Every time I visit they try to give me as many as they can or will fit into a plastic grocery bag. I have them everywhere in my house, and I was beginning to feel bad because I wasn't eating them fast enough. HAHAHA - as I am writing this my mother just called to tell me she just got MORE peaches from Grandmas house for me!! I told her NOOOO - more peaches!
Well here are a couple of really simple and yummy recipes that involve peaches - so if you have the same problem as I do please feel free to make your own peach creation!
Peach martini
Puree peaches ( I used skin and all)
coconut rum
peach liqueur
and a dash of lime
Add 1 -2 shots of puree (depending on how peachy you want it)
Add 1 shot coconut rum
Add 1 shot peach liqueur
and a dash of lime (fresh squeezed if you can)
shake shake shake in a martini mixer with crushed ice and WAHLAW you have a yummy and semi healthy martini!
Broiled Peaches with spiced whip cream
cut peaches into wedges (leave skin on)
place on cookie sheet and sprinkle with brown sugar OR raw sugar
place under broiler until sugar is melted and crisp
As they cool, whip 1 cup heavy whipping cream with 3 -4 packets splenda and cinnamon (you can also add a liqueur of your choice too for extra yum factor) until stiff peaks form.
Place a dollop of cream on top of crisp/gooey peaches - Enjoy!
Easy Peach Cobbler
3 -4 C of peeled peaches (place peaches in HOT water and skin comes right off)
1 C oatmeal
1/2 C sugar
1/3 C brown sugar
1 t cinnamon
MIX above ingredients with 1 stick of chopped butter until well incorporated.
you may add raisins and nuts too - depends on your taste buds.
Place peeled peaches in buttered baking dish, sprinkle topping on top and bake for 30 min at 350 until bubbly and golden brown.
OF COURSE add ice cream on top!
TO SAVE the peaches that you do not use, cut up in wedges drizzle honey on them and place them in large zip lock baggie and freeze! This way when you need peaches you can take them out and they will be sweet and ready to eat or cook with (and they don't stick together either)!
Erin & Lynda