A friend of mine sells Wild Tree products and I attended a freezer meal workshop where I fell in love with the products. I attended another party where I was unable to get my prep work ready and decided to do it at home and just pick up my bundle of products. I made all of the meals except for one. I remember it had blackberry jam and balsamic vinegar...I think. The baby was being entertained by Grandma for a few minutes so I decided to get this going in the crock pot to go with the fresh sweet corn straight from Grandpa's garden.
But I couldn't find the recipe. I felt a little pressed for time as baby was getting hungry, so I trusted my culinary instincts and went for it. By the way, my chef boyfriend thinks I have awesome culinary instincts...especially for a "home cook".
I grabbed my products and realized we no longer have (or didn't buy) black berry preserves. Or I will come across the jar in a few days...probably that. So I decided to use blueberry jam.
1/2 cup blueberry preserves
1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons Garlic Galore blend (you can use whatever garlicky spices you have, I just LOVE this stuff)
1 tablespoon of Asian Blend (something with 5 Spice will work)
2 teaspoons grapeseed oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
See. A little giggle worthy, no?
I let this simmer on low about 4 hours. It smelled delicious, but looked a little funny.