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What Would You Do With a Case of Cherries?

Congratulations to Kati, Chantal, Rachel, Miriam & Rebecca! Thank you everyone who participated in this; your answers were alternately amusing, heartwarming and scrumptious! That’s right…a whole case of cherries! We’re giving away a case of cherries to five randomly selected winners and we want to know what you would do with a whole case of cherries. Now, you may ask, how much is a case? It’s a LOT.  Say, about 10 pounds. Enough to fill a kitchen sink. Make five cherry pies. Hold a cherry pit-spitting contest for the whole gang. Whatever you have in mind, it’s probably enough to make it happen…and more. So, get busy thinking about what you would do with a case of cherries and enter your comment below by July 14th. Stumped by the bounty? We shared our Best Cherry Recipes and some of our food blogger friends sent over their favorite cherry dishes as well. These are sure to get your creative juices flowing. Now, let us know what you would do with a case of cherries in the comments by July 14th and, who knows, you just might be lucky enough to win! Note: These are red Washington cherries and will be shipped directly to you from our farmer partners. Depending on availability and quality, they may be organic or conventional.

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Debbe Holley says …

I love cherries. Being a health nut and trying to lose some weight, I would eat them every day. I would also, share some with family and friends. They would be great in my greek yogurt and I would look for some other recipes to put them in. But, I love to just eat them - fresh - and probably could do a lot of damage that way. Love them!

Tamaran says …

I will make home made bing cherry ice cream, cherry preserves, cherry gluten-free bread, cherry danishes, rosemary cherry chicken.

Sharon says …

I would nibble some with my honey who LOVES cherries, and share them with family and friends at work and church. And, bring some to our local fire and police department - they love when we send over goodies!

Kay Herron says …

I would donate the cherries to the Community Food Bank of Northeastern Oklahoma in Tulsa.

Linda Thiemann says …

I'd eat them: plain, and in salads & desserts; try out some new recipes using them, share with friends,family, neighbors & some "starving-artist-friends", dry some, can some, and just be truly Cheery-Cherried! (Can't wait for the new Allen store to open!!!)

Jeannie Dionisio says …

REMEMBER,yes remember,my dad used to buy a case for us every season,we loved them,he bought them for us ,we were poor but he always got us that case,for his four daughters,they were gone in a few days,but I have that memory forever!

Brittania Thompson says …

I would Make pies, turnovers, jam, ice cream,eat em plain, Oh the CHERRY is SO VERY MERRY! I love cherries! In the Morning! in the afternoon! At night! At 3am! ANYTIME is a good time for CHERRIES!!

linda schwehr says …

First I would sew 3 old fashioned red aprons with designs of cherries on them. Then I'd break out the canning supplies. I'd buy a cherry pitter and start to teach my daughter and a friend of hers how to can cherries. We'd also make some jam and, along with a sweet dough, we'd make 3 pies. Id have a blast and I'd be thrilled to pass on a skill to those young women!

Paul says …

Pie, ice cream, pie, freeze for later pie, jam, pie. ...

Teri Holmes says …

I'd make the best cherry preserves and jam that anyone has ever tasted. Never had the opportunity before because it's tough to get enough cherries in this state to go to town making preserves and jam, but 10lbs would do just fine!!!

Eileen Staller says …

It doesn't matter what kind, or color they might be. Whenever I have a surplus of food (from a party or dinner guests, it goes right to the folks who appreciate it most.... The shelter for abused women and children. They escape within an inch of their lives often with nothing but the clothes on their back. They always tell me how much they enjoy and appreciate our donations of food, goods or services. I know many of these kids have never seen a luscious ripe cherry. I can just see their faces when I pull up in my car with the case of cherries. My, what a treat that would be ! The whole shelter would assemble to hear about their good luck ! They will be still talking about it into next year.

Michelle says …

I would LOVE to make cherry pies! We just returned from northern Michigan and I miss the delicious cherry items already!

Pamela Bell says …

If I were to win a case of cherries, I would get a nice big bowl and rinse a pound of cherries in it. I would then go into the backyard and sit in the lawn chair and savor the flavor, as I eat them. I would comtemplate the arrival of friends, Birds, they come every time they see me in the backyard: Red,BlueJay,Dove,WoodPecker, and some I do not know the name of. I would share a few with them in their dish, but only a few, hoping they are enjoying the delicacy as much as I am. No, I wouldn't bake them in a pie, nor drink them in a mix, I would have to eat them fresh you see cause this is my fix. No, I wouldnt make a cherry chese cake, nor soak myself in a bath, I would have to eat them fresh you see cause I am learning my math. This is an organic adventure, a moment with nature, relaxing, detoxifying, stressless..!

Courtney says …

My family and i would eat them! Its really the only way we actually like them. We go through cherries like water! We like the raw fruit!

CeCe Carson says …

I would let my children each have a handful then we would take them to a homeless shelter downtown. Share the bounty!

emily says …

eat them straight up!

Daryl Breen says …

What could be better than a fresh, ripe cherry? I'd share half the bounty with friends and family, save lots just to eat fresh, and then I'd make the delicious "Cherries a la Cesar" recipe you gave out at a store demonstration. It's a rendition of Cherries Jubilee, but made with red wine, and the store served it on vanilla ice cream. It was soooo good -- worth coming to the store for that alone!

Radhi says …

We would definitely eat them as is. We go through about 1.5 to 2 lb of cherries a day(when we buy them). My sons love cherries, my 18 month old eats them along with the pits and already finger painted on quite a few of his clothes. He looks like a lil' vampire with the cherry juice dripping around his mouth after he is done eating:-) My best estimate is that the whole case will be empty in a week, no problem:-)

Kristin Runge says …

A case full of cherries, you ask? I would do everything short of filling the bathtub and bathing in them! Honestly, I would be making some awesome cherry salmon, and certainly a cherry pie. My daughter and I would make a (rainy) day fun by pitting cherries and trying new recipes.

Donna Heggie says …

I have lots of family!! And I typically do not serve dessert....so I would just put them, plain, and offer them for dessert!! They are delicious as they stand...

Steph says …

I would eat them! :) OK and maybe save a few for a pie.....YUM!

Katherine Gronner says …

I would dry the cherries in my food dehydrator so I could use them all year in my homemade cherry vanilla granola!! Cherry vanilla granola 3 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup brown rice syrup 2 tsp vanilla 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 cup dried cherries 1/2 cup raw almonds 1 Tbsp maple sugar Mix oats, syrup, rice syrup, vanilla and cinnamon. Bake on baking sheet (sprayed lightly with oil) for 30 minutes at 400 degrees, stirring half way through. Cool in large bowl and add cherries and almonds. Sprinkle with maple sugar.

bill gray says …

i would make my granny's homemade cherry pie, cherry salad,etc.

lyn gray says …

i would make my granny's homemade cherry pie, cherry salad,etc.

bill gray says …

i would make cherry pies

Tamberly says …

Eat them, while dividing the rest in baggies for family & friends... plus one for me!!! Yummy

Pina DiChiara says …

I would store the case in the fridge + eat a bowl full each day after dinner as dessert!

Dominique says …

I'll bake around 12 cherry pies with my 6-year-old son cancer survivor and bring to the Pediatric Oncology nurses and staff at Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach, CA. I would also bring some fresh cherries to the family kitchen/room at Millers' Pediatric Oncology floor for the inpatient kids and their families to help themselves. !0 pounds of cherries can go a long way when you share it with a thankful heart!

Deborah Morgan says …

I would.... eat them! Then I'd look up raw food dessert recipes involving cherries and go wild!

Debbie says …

CHERRIES.....If I had a crate, case, bag, box, tub....I would eat it with my dog Dukie...we both love CHERRIES, any and all kinds!!!! YUMMY!!!

MICHAEL JAKUBOSKY says …

I would make cherry pie, and my family has a recipe for a cherry dessert that we have all been looking forward to making and eating. I'm sure we would make even more than that I just can't wait til the 14th!!

Sandy Morse says …

I would eat a lot of them... mmmmmmm then I would make cherry jam/jelly, freeze some for winter, dry some for snacks and really enjoy them!

Becky says …

Make lots of pies with my kids and take them to the farmer's market and randomly give them away to smiling, friendly people :-) Make them EVEN happier and teach my children to give;-)

Jennifer Roccanti says …

We'd use them in the meals we prepare for Washington, DC's homeless! We serve more than 300 guests each day, and would love to add some fresh cherries to our menu this summer. We've made cherry cobbler and fruit smoothies with cherries in the past. But with a whole case, we could make a whole cherry-infused menu!

Liz Redding says …

I would eat every single one of them!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are so tasty & fresh, it's a shame to do anything other than eat them raw! Mind you you, it may take me a day or two! :)

Marianne says …

Well I do know how much that is and it's wonderful! Let's start with a couple of pies to share with the neighbors, sitting in the back yard with a few, large bowls family & friends and enjoying the cherries under the evening stars....as we listen to the kids spitting the pits behind us! I would can a pound or two so when the cold winter comes and I long for summer I can pull out a jar and enjoy! Oh and for the pits? Clean them, pulverize and put in my homemade skin exfoliator.

Michael says …

We would love to give 9lbs to the homeless gay youth at the Ali Forney where we volunteer making dinner on Monday nights. Everybody should eat cherries in the summer. And enjoy a lb on the beach-yum!

maddie goodrich says …

I would pitt some of them and freeze. I would share them with family, and I would also share some of them with the birds.

Vicki says …

I'd clean a bunch of them for snacking... then I'd take as many as needed and stomp 'em in a biggo bucket to make some wine, preferably sangria!

Elle says …

First, I'd buy a cherry pitter! Then make ice cream, muffins, bars, most likely a pie...I'd also eat a ton right out of the bowl!

RandomnOne says …

I am truly obsessed with cherries, so short of glazing them I would eat the whole sink. no JOKE!

Tami says …

I'd probably make some homemade cherry-chocolate ice cream and practice my cherry-stem tying skills!

Amelia Knapp says …

Make a clafouti!

Rachel says …

cherry pie!! cherry cookies! cherry muffins! cherry chicken! cherry sauce for steaks?!! yummmyy

Lisa says …

Make a cherry and pineapple salsa. Mmmmmm sweet and spicy is the essential combination of any good, authentic mexican food!

Wesley Gee says …

I'd give half of them to friends and family, dry 4 lbs and make post workout recovery bars, and eat a pound fresh!

Briar Gorton says …

I'd do nothing other than wash them and invite my neighbours over for some cherries and wine!

Soraya says …

I'd throw a cherry party - one afternoon in the office, cherries for all - this would brighten everyone's day. I might even throw in some free probiotics!

Carol Cassara says …

I would donate them to an orphanage, along with fixings for an entire picnic and make a beautiful summer outing for the kids.

Kristi says …

Oh...I have always wanted to make a cherry pie. And cherry turnovers. And probably try canning some for pie filling!

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