Monday, September 20, 2010

Poached Pears and Good Friends

What a weekend. It was go go go all weekend long around here. Friday night was the local October fest full of food, vendors, rides, music and BEER. Then Saturday stated early with my favorite, the Covered Bridge Festival.

After riding the rainbow train several times, walking back n forth checking out all the crafts and indulging on some fried pickles and a funnel cake we headed back home.

There was just enough time to mow the grass, hide the dust bunnies and put dinner together. One of my favorite things to do is spend time with other families. You get in some much-needed adult time, enjoy good food and listen to laughter fill the room. The kids run around like a bunch of wild banshees and giggle the whole night.

Aside from trying to recreate the whole evening in general I will be making the pears for dessert again. This was a new recipe and it was a hit!

6-8 pears
1 cup white wine
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
3 T. lemon juice
2 cinnamon sticks
3-4 whole dried cloves
¼ tsp. Ground nutmeg
8- 10 T. caramel sauce/dip

Peel pears, leaving whole with stem intact
Place upright in slow cooker
Combine wine, sugar, water, lemon juice, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
Pour over pears.
Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
Cool pears in liquid.
Transfer to serving dish and place 2 tsp of liquid in dish.
Drizzle warmed caramel sauce over pears and serve.

Share them with friends and they taste even better!!!


Teaching Heart Mom said...

mmmmm.... sounds like a fun weekend. Love the Covered Bridge Festival. I did that too! Glad you have a nice time.

Intense Guy said...

Wow... you really move fast - having an Octoberfest already?

But you are right, its getting time - the places here have started putting out the pumpkins for sale..

This is my most favorite time of year..

kyooty said...

Those sound very nice! Time with friends is the best time ever.

Heather said...

Ymmy Yummy Yummy. Great ideas about fun ways to get into the fall season!