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Cherry Bourbon Sauce

I had gotten several quarts of Bing cherries at the store the other day, and I am the only one in the house that eats them.  I can’t eat very many, so I needed to look for something to do with the majority of them.  I came across several recipes from Michael Symon, and decided to try the Cherry Bourbon Sauce.

I first had to figure out how to get the pit out of the cherry first, because I don’t own a cherry picker.  I know, most people don’t own one of those either.  I discovered that you can use a large paper clip (opened up).  It worked.  It was messy, but it worked.And, yes my fingernails are still stained! So, the recipe called for the following:  cup of bourbon, 1/4 red wine vineager, orange peel, juice from orange, salt and pepper.  David had exactly one cup of Bourbon left…it was a sign…it was meant to be used for this recipe! Bring to boil the bourbon, vinegar, juice from the two oranges (and peels).  Note: I added an additional 1/4 cup of vinegar, and cinnamon stick, and a bay leaf.  Simmer for ten minutes or reduced by half, then add the cherries.Let cool, and place into jars.  I partially filled two jars.  One will be a gift (birthday), and the other to be served over chicken or pork…whatever I can come up with in the next couple of weeks.  This will keep in the refrigerator for over a month, and can be served with cheese, or meat.

I am super excited to try this…with another post.



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Ham And Cheese Rolls

Sunday morning snack for Stephen.  Quick and super easy to do.  One can of crescent rolls, slices of ham, and shredded cheese.Press out two pieces of the roll mixture to make a rectangle.  Place the ham on top (I used two slices per rectangle).Shredded some Gruyere cheese.Place the cheese in the middles (sorry no picture), and roll.  Press the seam together, place the roll seam side down on parchment.Bake at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until dough is cooked through.

Stephen enjoyed them, as did David.  These were not for me!


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Ham & Asparagus

A couple of other dishes for Easter were roasted asparagus, and smoked ham (in the crock pot).


I love this way of cooking vegetables.  It turns them to a nutty flavor, and somewhat smokey.  Just olive oil, salt and pepper.  Bake on 350 degrees until tender (about 25 minutes).

The ham was done in the crockpot for 3 hours on high, with 12 ounces of orange juice, and 1 cup of brown sugar.  Made a slurry (mixed it together and pour over the top of the ham.

I really enjoyed the way this was plated.