Friday, May 30, 2008

Plum Saga ... continued

I got up at 6;15 this morning, poured a cup of coffee and sat down with my cookbooks to find the perfect plum dessert recipe. It took quite a while, but eventually, like truth, one surfaced.

I drove to Safeway, purchased all the required ingredients, came home, assembled everything, measured out the crust ingredients, and luckily hadn't forgotten anything at the store. (As my husband says, if we need two things--two trips to the store). However, when I cut the first plum I smelled something I didn't like--rotting fruit. Can you believe it? The plums had gone past their prime, way past, and here I am ready to make a plum galette with no plums.

Now what?

I drove back to the store, grabbed an angel food cake, (I've had it with those litle plums--traitors!) blueberries, mango, rasberries, and strawberries, came home and concocted something I am not sure will be edible.

I simmered port and brown sugar until it was syrupy, poured it over the fruit, then layered the fruit and cut up angel food cake. I'll serve it with vanilla bean ice cream.

We'll see what happens. It all else fails, I made chocolate covered strawberries...


One Lucky Mom said...

I always have that problem with Costco fruit. It's cheap and plenty, but the shelf life defies short. I'm sure your back up will work great.

she said...

this has been my philosophy for many years:

~all else fails; chocolate!~

"to dessert! -and plenty of it"

love, ~s.

Cindy said...

Kelly, My experience is that it's too hard and (as my blog says) by the time I get to it, it's too late!

Cindy said...

Thanks Sandra. You're right. I should have stuck with chocolate! That's what I get for trying to be a little more adventuresome!

feistysideoffifty said...

Very inventive, Cindy, and it sounds yummy too! Besides I like the idea of using half homemade and half store bought like in the cooking show, "Semi-homemade."

And, I've got to hand it to you--even though you needed two trips to the store that was some pretty quick thinking on your part. Hope it was great!