Thanks to @alextestere 's inspiring recent posts and stories about sour cherries and my friend @katietbarba letting the kids and me raid her cherry tree today, we now have beautiful sour cherries to cook with.
i figured they'd be excited about cherry picking but give me all their cherries to pit and use how i wanted. i was wrong. turns out they all pitted their own harvest and had very definite opinions about what to make.
the ten-year old made cherry mug cake.
the eight-year-old made cherry jam.
the six-year-old made a cherry smoothie.
and the five-year-old decided to combine his cherries with mine and help me make cherry upside down cobbler.