Monday, July 13, 2009

I Think I CAN

Cherries! Everywhere I look, I see cherries! I am up to my elbows in Cherries!

Mommie and my sisters, Josie and Caroline along with my sister-in-law Etta Sue are coming down to help me can today. I think the children and I have picked over 50 lbs of cherries from the trees so far, and that's what actually made it into the pales. That should give about 22 or 23 qts of cherries. Except I think we will probably end up doing about 7 qts of cherry pie filling. I'll ask the girls and see what they want to do, since I always divide them up for each to take a share home.

Speaking of canning, Etta Sue was telling me over the 4th of July weekend that she cans grapefruit. Have you ever heard of that? I'll be... Grapefruit...

God Bless,


greenolive said...

sounds good. do you ever dry your fruit?

Puphigirl said...

We got some cherries from our neighbor (he has 3 cherry trees). I made a cherry crisp. Here's a recipe if anyone needs it.

In a 9x9 in. baking dish mix cherries, 1/2 c. sugar, 1/2 c.flour, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg. In a medium mixing bowl, mix 1/4 c. softened butter, 1/4 c. brown sugar, 1/4 c. sugar, 1/4 c. flour, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and 3/4 to 1 c. oats. Sprinkle topping over cherries. Bake at 350 for 30 min.

Served best warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Michelle said...

very interesting blog and life you have. I will be back.