Monday, January 19, 2009

Maraschino Cherries Are the Swiss Army Knife of Deliciousness

They were, at first, produced for and consumed as a delicacy by royalty and the wealthy.

Wikipedia: Maraschino cherry

There is a jar of maraschino cherries in my refrigerator. Today , I used it for the following purposes:

  • I poured the syrup into my Slim-Fast to make it chocolate-cherry flavored instead of just chocolate.
  • At ten calories each, I had a couple of them to quell my desire for sweets when it popped up.
  • For my midnight snack (because I'm up until 4 AM), I had a bowl of applesauce with the syrup added to it for flavor and a few cherries floated in it as surprises.
They're delicious. They go with everything. They're not a main course, but rather an enhancer. I want to fry up some bacon - the other universal overfood - and see how the two go together.

The best part about them? A jar of cherries costs exactly 95 cents at Aldi and lasts me almost two weeks. Oh, maraschino cherries, is there nothing you cannot do?


Beth said...

Yuck. Sorry Larry. I hate these things. But bacon on the other hand....

Larry Swank said...

Bacon's awesome, too. One of these days, I'll execute my plan of frying some up as crispy as possible and using it as a wafer with some ice cream. I think that would be the tastiest thing ever.