Monday, August 3, 2009

Raspberry Bliss

I do not have a green thumb. I grew up in Las Vegas ,NV were gardening was hard. Now I live in central Wisconsin, everything seems to grow here. I wont lie, I was trilled when the neighbors told me that I had raspberries growing in the yard, but I just don't know how to care for them. So I googled this and that until I had what I thought was enough info on growing raspberries. It did me no good what so ever. We kinda missed when we were supposed to pick them and half of them were a bit too ripe. So when life gives you too few raspberries, you make what I call raspberry bliss.

raspberries a few hand fulls or so
about 2 table spoons of butter
half of a cup of clear liquor ( vodka or rum )
maybe a cup of sugar

Its not really a recipe that gives you cups and teaspoons, its kind of a hit and miss thing.
you start out by picking your raspberries. Pumpkin likes to "help" but its more of a grab them off the plant and eat them. If you don't have raspberries in your yard you just head on down to your local grocery store.
Then you clean the berries.
Next you add about 2 table spoons of butter to an already hot skillet. Once the butter has melted, add the raspberries, sugar and alcohol. Bring that to a boil, then turn the heat down and simmer. You let that simmer for a bit and then check it. If its not sweet enough add some more sugar, if its fine don't. It should be a syrup like concoction, but not too thick. If its too think, almost like a goopy paste add some more liquor. Let it cool a little and serve over some ice cream, angel food cake, or even pancakes. YUM!

Heres Pumpkin "helping ".