Saturday, April 4, 2015

Just a Thought

If you're making the fruit salad with the maraschino cherries, SAVE the juice from the jars and pour it over the ham while it's roasting.  If you're making the ham.

You'll get a nice, sweet flavor to the rind (is that what you call the outside of a ham?).  AND it will keep you from chugging the juice straight from the jar.  Which, when nobody's looking, is what I do.

Hell, you can do the same thing with the pineapple juice, too.  Cherries and pineapples are a great combo, and I remember my grandmother laboriously pinning pineapple slices, with maraschino cherries in the middle, on the Easter ham with toothpicks.  Like a mosaic, only with spikes.  I'm too lazy for that.  I'm doing the juice.  It was pretty, though.

Just a thought.  Off to make the strata.


  1. Loved this flash advice. If you are not using neither maraschino nor pineapples, try with a spoonful of honey :-) I need to see harem jeans!! Happy Easter darling!!! Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

  2. I love, love, love pineapple and ham. Cherry juice is a great idea.

  3. Just popped in for a quick hug!

  4. your granny's idea looks so appetizing!!! got to try it some time!
    wish you had a lovely Easter!


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