Well,hi. We are back in business. Taking a few days off was good for me. I relaxed, played with my kids and stayed off the computer. Felt good to re-charge a bit.
Thank you everyone for the kind words, prayers and thoughts this week. Tuesday was an emotional day. But, it started with a phone call from my Mom and ended with a phone call from my sister. Two people who can always make me feel better :)
Let's now talk cherries. Rainier cherries to be exact. I'm am not a cherry person..don't care for your average cherry. Maraschino cherries, nope. Cherry cobbler..could live without it. OK..I love cherry jolly ranchers (or it strawberry?) Hardly comparable. My oldest is a cherry eater and on the occasion, I grab her some from the market. On one trip, the only cherries not in a 200 lb container were the rainier variety, so, we bought them.
Guys. these are some serious delicious cherries. They are also a bit pricier than your regular Bing cherry. But, soooo, totally worth it. They are sweet with a lovely snap when you bite into them. From what I googled..they are the "superior" cherry. Ooh La La. We are very fancy around here. Yeah, they were gone in record time.
A really quick dessert to whip with this lovely little gems is crumble or a bit of a bake. That's what my turned out like. Make sure your butter is cold..mine was a little soft..tough to work with, but, it's just as yummy. There are a couple options..make it in a skillet, a baking dish or individual ramekins. We opted for the baking dish method. Worked like a charm.