"Eating pears cleans the teeth."
Hello! As a SAHM I don't think TGIF really means anything, however any reason to celebrate sounds good to me. Today I have a yummy recipe to share - make it a part of your weekend celebration. A friend of mine recently received a package full of pears and does not know what to do with them, so this post is for her! ENJOY!
"It is, in my view, the duty of an apple to be crisp and crunchable, but a pear should have such a texture as leads to silent consumption."
Sauteed Pears w/ Clementines & Cottage Cheese
* 1 cup orange juice
* 1/2 cup real maple syrup
* 4 medium pears, peeled and diced large
* 1 Tbsp non-salted butter
* 1 tsp cinnamon
* 3 Clementine tangerines, peeled, divided into segments
* 3 cups small curd cottage cheese
* Mint sprigs
1.) Mix orange juice and maple syrup together in medium bowl.
2.) Add pears; toss well with mixture to keep pears from turning brown.
3.) Melt butter in saucepan on medium-high.
4.) Using strainer, drain juice mixture into pan; simmer 5 min to reduce by 1/2.
5.) Stir in cinnamon.
6.) Add drained pears; simmer 5-8 min. (pears should be somewhat soft, not mushy.)
7.) Add in tangerine segments; heat 2-3 min.
8.) Place 2 scoops cottage cheese on each serving plate.
9.) Surround with pear/orange mixture.
10.) Garnish cheese with sprig of mint.
Thought of the Day:
"You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice."
-Steven D. Woodhull
Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!