Pomegranate goodies

Related Posts with Thumbnails Just after the holidays, I received a big box in the mail. I worried it might be a gift I'd ordered for someone and forgot about. Fortunately that's not what it was.

When I carefully cut open the top and pulled back the flaps, here's what I saw:

Pomegrante juice! I had forgotten this was on its way, but it was for me!

Kristen from POM Wonderful had e-mailed me just before Christmas to ask if I'd like a free case of POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice to do with as I pleased.

"Hell, yeah!" I told her (or something to that effect), wondering how she'd gotten word about my love for pomegranate martinis. Had to have been my "About" page. Or maybe it was just a good guess and she actually had no clue about my penchant for pomegranate ... or martinis.

Either way, I was the happy recipient of a case of pomegranate juice! Yay!

Kristen had mentioned that the POM Wonderful website was chock full of information and recipes, so instead of using the entire case to quench my thirst for the aforementioned flavorful martinis, I decided to try out a few of the goodies featured on the site.

And there are a lot of them. It took me a long time to decide, but I finally settled on the three below -- plus a pomegranate spice cake that was so disgusting I threw the entire cake into the garbage after tasting just one bite didn't pass muster for me, and therefore didn't make the list.

Here for your sampling are those recipes using the nectar of the gods that did pass muster and made me smack my lips. Clicking on the recipe will take you directly to my Recipe Box, where you'll find the complete recipe and my photo of each masterpiece.

Pomegranate-Balsamic Turkey Sauce

Pomegranate Barbecue Sauce

BBQ Chicken Pizza (featuring the Pomegranate Barbecue Sauce)

Pomegranate Refrigerator Jelly

I love, love, love the pizza, but my very favorite is the Pomegranate Refrigerator Jelly. I've attempted jelly only once before, with so-so results. But now, because of Kristen's kind gift and the simple recipe, I can say I'm offically a jelly maker. Which means I'm finally officially a grandma as it's my understanding that jelly making is near the top of the list on the GRANDMA job description. Bubby should be pretty happy with the jar of grandma's jelly I'm packing in my suitcase to personally deliver to him Thursday!

Now I'm off to use my very last bottle of pomegranate juice -- for a pomegranate martini, of course.


Today's question from the "Loaded Questions" board game:

What word comes to mind when you hear the word 'white'?

For me, it's Discussion, as in "White, Discussion," one of my favorite crank-it-in-the-car songs from the band Live.