Yes, I know it is Wednesday, bite me. I had to work late last night and didn’t get a chance to post on the correct day.
OMG, I got myself into another crazy situation, but at least this time it worked out for the best. Can you picture in your mind how many cherries it takes to make 16 lbs? I couldn’t before, but I can now.
The fruit and vegetable co-op I use often offers extra items “in bulk” when they are in season. It’s always really in BULK. I have a hard time picturing how much of any particular fruit or vegetable it takes to make up the number of pounds they list on the order form. They offered a bulk of 16 lbs of cherries, which I didn’t know at the time, but I know now…when you buy a big bag of cherries at the store…that is 2 lbs, so it takes 8 of those large bags to equal 16 lbs. So I pitted cherries for 2 days. But, on the upside, they freeze really well and I have been having a great time cooking with them.
I have made cherry pancakes (the kids LOVED them); cherry lemonade (an all around favorite), cherry cobbler (of course) and a “Stephenie original” recipe for Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies which I will post later on. They taste pretty amazing, and even a person who can’t cook can make them.