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The Choice is Yours – Dark Sweet Cherry Topping

The Choice is Yours……

cherry topping4Well, Kindergarten camp has finally come to an end. It was only three days, but to our little man it appeared to be the most exciting three days of his young life. Out of all of his nearly five years filled with life experience I think he is ranking this up at the top with the best time ever! He can’t wait to go back to school in August, and it will be here before we know it. Our little princess, on the other hand, wasn’t nearly as excited to see her best friend go off to school and leave her behind. The first two days she cried begging me not to leave him there, but by day three she realized after he was done we would go back, pick him up, and bring him home so they could play together. This is a big change for everyone, but I think she is taking it to heart the most which is surprising since she usually isn’t the sensitive one. I’ve assured her that she still has over a year before she will be going to school and she is just fine with that.

cherry topping6Over the last couple of days while he was at camp I have been working on spreading mulch in the flower beds, and trimming the bushes. I finally finished this morning around 7:30 am before it got to hot out. Yesterday I was out mid-day trimming while hubby was working on the car, and I have a nice bright red back to prove it. Between camp, and yard work, I’ve been trying to come up with some new recipes to share. Having one of those weeks where everything tastes good, but if you were to see it, you’d never want to eat it. If you are anything like me, you eat with your eyes first. If it doesn’t look appealing, forget it.

cherry topping5This morning I decided to dive into the big bag of dark sweet cherries that I bought from Costco last week. I wanted to stay basic, simple, and to the point. I don’t know about anyone else, but I am an absolute sweet and savory person. In fact, this recipe is so simple that it can’t even be called anything fancy like chutney, or compote. All I can call this is TOPPING. I know, super boring, but you can literally use it to top whatever you want! From meat, to ice cream, this topping is super versatile, and super easy, only TWO ingredients. Yes, you heard me right, just two ingredients. I personally like this type of topping over chicken, or pork. It is just…. Yum! No matter what you choose to top, sit back, relax, and enjoy!

cherry topping2Do you like sweet and savory?

What do you like to put fruit topping on?

Dark Sweet Cherry Topping

By Angie Gouchenour

cherry topping3Ingredients

2 cups frozen SWEET cherries

¼ teaspoon lemon juice (I used bottled)


Place the frozen cherries in a small sauce pan

Bring to a boil over medium heat, and reduce to a simmer, stir occasionally

Simmer for 20-25 minutes

Remove from heat and add the lemon juice; combine

Allow to cool before placing in a container to store in the fridge

1 recipe = 200 calories



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