Friday, June 18, 2010

More Red Gold....

Good day, friends!

Remember last week when I shared my new cherry pitter with you?

Well, here at Heaven's Walk, it's been getting a lot of use! I'm so glad I invested in one....
....I think.....

Hubby picked a whole bucket of white sweet cherries this past weekend, and told me he stopped at one bucket because he knew I'd be pitting til the cows came home if he didn't.
So guess how I spent my Saturday afternoon? 
But a few more quarts in the freezer did my heart good -- and turned my hands a very attractive orangey-red color to boot.

This morning while I was outside letting the girls out for a few minutes in the warm, muggy air to do their 'business' before retreating back into the AC, I noticed how the cherry tree behind the garage was laden with deep red gold.  Dark, sweet ones this time. The branches were hanging low because of the amount of cherries on them.

Time for me to get busy, sisters!

Luckily, I didn't have to climb any tall, creaky ladders to pick.  I just stood beneath the tree and pulled the branches down one by one, grabbing handfuls of those sweet treats to throw in the pickin' pot.

That wonderful old tree gave up another bucketful of red gold, as we're fondly calling them now. I froze about four more quarts and reserved a bowlful for our dessert tonight.

Now, I suppose I could get really creative and imaginative and Betty Crocker-ish and whip up a dish of cherry cobbler or something.
But like I've admitted before...and I'll admit again...

I am not a cook nor a baker. 
I was not born with one single gene remotely resembling a gal who loves to throw flour and sugar around her kitchen. 
Oh sure, I could throw flour and sugar around my kitchen...
for fun...

Give me something to paint or redecorate or make pretty, and I'm right there with ya.  
But, please - you can handle the baking department. 
Unless, of course, you want me to throw flour and sugar at you
(which might me fun.........for me).

So, we'll just have these juicy treats in our fav vanilla yogurt again tonight and consider it a healthy decision - and a much better choice for the benefit of our kitchen clean up crew (yeah, that's me).

But just to surprise my hubby and probably throw him for a loop, if you have any really easy cherry dessert recipes
(and you know I mean reeeeally easy)
I'd love to have you share them with me.
And I promise, I won't make you clean up the kitchen.

 {Hugs} til next time

~ laurie


  1. Mmmmmmm....those cherries look yummy Laurie!
    You are so lucky to have fruit trees right out your back door.
    LOVE your pitcher!!!!

  2. I had to laugh, Laurie! Okay we ARE a bit different, after all! I LOVE to bake! However, I have a really easy recipe that my daughter uses because she likes FAST. Can't get much faster than this- lol And she uses canned cherries so you need the juice you get from them. It might work for you-
    You notice I did not say this was gourmet OR healthy?

    2 cans pitted cherries & juice
    1 box white cake mix
    1 stick butter

    Put cherries and juice in square cake pan, sprinkle 1 white cake mix over cherries. Melt 1 stick of butter and pour it over top. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.

    Can't get much easier than that, can you? Oh, yeah-serve with Breyer's (my personal favorite) natural vanilla ice cream!

  3. Those cherries looks DElicious!! How wonderful that they grow on your own property!
    I LOVE that enamelware pitcher, too. Your pictures are lovely!
    Thanks for stopping by, BTW. It's always nice to hear from you! :)
    Have a great day!
    Hugs ~ Jo

  4. I love cherries too but try to keep it healthy. To encourage eating them as snacks, I pit several and put them in a covered dish to top a bowl of cereal or cream is the best! I put a few in scones and I just googled cherry scones for the recipe. Enjoy your sweet cherries! ♥

  5. Those are some good lookin' cherries...yum. I actually make a pineapple cherry cobbler...but use canned fruit and cherry pie filling...but it would be sooo good with your cherries.


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