Oh my darling, oh my darling, oh my darling Clementine...
Wednesdays are a very busy homeschooling day for me so I'm cheating a little with my clementine jam because I really made it last night and I just couldn't lie and say I made it today. I'm usually out all day on Wednesdays from about 8:30am until about 5:00pm or later and so I wasn't expecting to do anything too labor intensive today. I was really trying to come up with something fast and a little creative for dinner tonight but lo and behold, I got a phone call from my daughter saying they were going to Chic-fil-a after ballet class per their daddy. Did I want something? Uh, yes! I told them to bring me a spicy chicken deluxe sandwich, hold the fries. In the meantime I had a little snack and used up the rest of my carmelized onions, a bit more of my papaya strawberry jam and my way too expensive cheese that hubby bought me while in Paris. When I did get my sandwich, I used a bit of comeback sauce on it. That's 4 things that are closer to being completely consumed this week.
Back to the clementines. Sorry, got a little sidetracked for a moment. The abundance of clementines was due to my husband buying clementines whenever they were on sale but then we had too many. Sales are a good thing but I wondered how we would eat so many without going into clementine shock. I scoured the web for Clementine marmalade recipes and most told me I had to let the sliced clementines soak overnight and well, I just didn't want to do that. I wanted instant gratification so this is what I did. See recipe and results below.
Sometimes leftovers can come together and make nice with each other!
The cheese is from my husband's recent trip to Paris and I really don't know what it is but it seems the inner portion is goat cheese and the outer is brie like. Whatever it is, it's good! And no, I didn't eat this whole block of cheese. Just a few slices after I grabbed the rest of the carmelized onions, some papaya jam and some good ole Triscuits. Mmmmm....
And here you have the Chic-fil-a sandwich with the Comeback Sauce in the background. They actually were really nice together. I have also used the sauce on fries, burgers and onion rings.
Recipe courtesy of Jackie Garvin at www.syrupandbiscuits.com
1 cup Duke’s mayonnaise
1/4 cup Heinz ketchup
1/4 cup chili sauce ( I prefer Heinz or DelMonte. DO NOT substitute Thai Chili Sauce)
1 heaping teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/4 cup light olive oil
juice of one lemon
Mix all ingredients well and store in refrigerator overnight. It needs to sit to let the flavors become “acquainted”. They shouldn’t rush into marriage.