Sunday, July 06, 2008

Ahhhh... Cherry Goodness.

Cherry Season. Some of the best ideas ever come during cherry season.

Take the Pampered Chef Cherry Pitter. Yes, this little gadget is one of the best inventions ever. I only use it one week a year, but man, I love the thing. And yes, I always wear black while pitting cherries. If not, I ruin clothes. As it stands, my fingers are still tinged purple around the nails.

I ended up with 12 pints of cherries. We dipped a TON in chocolate for the little 4th of July party we had here... ate them with S'mores made on the fire pit in the back yard. So good.

What to do with the few leftovers we had? I made a Dutchman/Dutchbaby and added vanilla, flour (for thickener), and honey to some water, poured in the cherries in and brought it all to a boil. It made for a great sauce for said dutch pancake. :)

And this... this is what we had for dinner. Potatoes, Portabella mushrooms, red onion all sauteed in oil and butter. Then I add in tomatoes, pesto, a bit of salt, and tons of chopped basil. After this stage I smothered it with mozzarella cheese and put in the oven for 45minutes. It comes out golden brown and melty. SO good. Perfect meal for before eating copious amounts of sugar and lighting things on fire. ;)

3 comments:

Katie said...

My mouth is watering over here! I love cherries!! Is that pie filling? YUM. Wish we could come over for dinner!! lol....
XO

Val said...

You would be more than welcome. :) I would LOVE to snuggle your baby. ;)

Blessings,

Val

simply patti said...

Love the pic of jars! you rock, Cherry Goddess!