It was also one of my bestie, Jill's, birthday on Sunday. I was supposed to party it up like a crazy college kid downtown with her, but following a super amazing/rich dinner, I found my tummy seriously disagreeing with me. I felt so bad about missing her party and I can't wait to make it up to her! Jill is an amazing person and friend and I seriously owe her one at this point. However, as I cried to my mom about how disappointed I was to be missing out, she made the very valid point that we would both be 21 for a while and could celebrate as much as we want. I vote for celebrating often :)
All these 21st birthdays have made me really think about growing up. I have been reflecting a lot lately and I just can't believe I have such amazing friends and family in my life. Turning 21 has made me feel strangely old, but in a good way. Like have have grown up so much, but I have come so far and I'm really loving the person I am becoming. A lot of this is due to the people I have in my life and I am truly grateful!
Cherry Clafoutis (adapted from Former Chef)
3 cups cherries, pitted
1 tbsp butter
1/3 cup + 1 tbsp sugar
1 1/4 cups skim milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp chambord
3/4 cup flour
pinch of salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in the center position.
2. Over low heat, melt the butter in your cast iron skillet and coat the bottom and sides with the butter. Remove from heat. Place half the cherries in the bottom of the pan.
3. In a food processor, process eggs, sugar, milk, vanilla, and chambord until well combined. Add in flour and salt and pulse for another 30 seconds or until well combined. Pour batter into the pan. Place the rest of the cherries on top.
4. Bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.