Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Wow, I am tired. We had everyone over to our house for an early Christmas dinner. The menu included Cornish game hens stuffed with wild rice stuffing and glazed with the Heavenly Fig Jam from the Complete Book of Home Preserving. The fig went really well with the hens.

For dessert I made a cheesecake and topped it with a pint of preserved blueberries picked in July at the Sugar Shack in the Finger Lakes Region of NY. The berries were preserved in a simple sugar syrup, which I drained off. I didn't want the berries to be too runny. I put the berries on and put the cheesecake back in the fridge for a few minutes to help them thicken up a bit. I don't know if that last step really did anything or not. Thanks to all the family members who helped pick berries - we were picking machines and brought well over 25 pounds of blueberries home that day. It's amazing what a little competition will do!

1 comment:

  1. Our modest author failed to mention that she won the "little competiton" weighing in with 6 pounds of berries. I think I was third or something... I got schooled. I'll leave it to the second place winner to out themselves if they like.


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