Take time to reflect and honor those men and women who have served our country, past and present. So...
When You See a Soldier
When you see a soldier
Be sure to shake his or her hand,
And let that soldier know you're grateful
For the protection the military affords our land.
But most of all express your thanks
for every soldier's personal sacrifice.
In order to serve our country,
They risked their entire lives.
Cook’s notes: Celebrate spring with the sweet tart taste of rhubarb with strawberries. This sauce is versatile using it as jam on muffins, over ice cream or pound cake or as a side for meats and poultry. The sauce can be pureed in blender to make it smooth or pulse a few times in blender and let some chunks remain in the sauce. Sauce will thicken as it is refrigerated for several hours. I used a margarita glass for a scoop of vanilla cream with Strawberry-Rhubarb Sauce. The dessert was paired with Sweet and Spicy Chicken Skewers previously posted at http://sockfairies.blogspot.com/2014/05/celebrating-moms.html
2 cups diced rhubarb and 2 cups diced strawberries
1 cup sugar
½ cup water
1 TB. Grand Marnier
½ TB. lemon juice
1 TB. grated orange or lemon zest
optional dash of cinnamon
In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and water and stir to dissolve.
Add rhubarb and simmer on low 15 minutes, add in strawberries, lemon juice, zest and cook 10 minutes longer. If using cinnamon add in this cooking step.
Remove from heat and add in Grand Marnier.
Puree in blender or pulse a few times in blender keeping in some chunks.
Refrigerate to thicken.