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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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Lamb Chops

Every Spring I crave lamb.  Part of my up bringing I suppose.  I love it.  David is not a fan, and so I cooked these chops just for me.  He still had leftover pull pork to eat on, so don’t feel to bad for him.

I marinated the chops in some olive oil, minced garlic, and dried rosemary.  (One of these days I might be able to have and maintain a herb garden.)  I grilled them on our Cuisinart Grill Panni Press.  I need to use it more often as it cooks evenly, and I love the clean up.  The grill pans just pop off, and I can put them in the dishwasher or hand wash them.  I loved these chops.  I had them with some of asparagus.  My plate: