Friday, June 25, 2010
Cherries | Family Economics
When my cousin sent me pictures of her neighbor’s beautiful cherry tree, I couldn’t help but remember the mess I made when I canned cherries last year.
I wanted to let my kids experience canned cherries the way I did as a kid.
They always tasted like candy to me, so sweet and savory. My childhood friend, Adrienne, loved to come to our house for my mom’s canned cherries. I think she’d eat a whole jar at a time!
One thing my mom did differently was leave the pits in the cherries.
My cousin reminded me of the mess. They had to rebuild their old pitter, but they set it up in their laundry room as opposed to the traditional spot in the kitchen. Fabulous idea! I pitted our cherries in the kitchen and they splattered everywhere! But that's when cleaning supplies came in handy.
Store a bottle of fantastik® under the kitchen counter where it's always handy to spray, wipe down and clean.
This year I decided to focus on canning pears and peaches, and skip the cherries. But I will admit, last year’s cherry pitting party, although it was very messy, was a blast! And you know what? Cleaning up wasn't all that bad.
Oh, and my apron was not that clean when I finished!
What is your favorite fruit to can?