Thursday, August 27, 2009

What can you do with a Melon Baller?

The obvious answer is make melon balls.  However, there are other uses for this kitchen tool.  The following are suggestions I came across in a Good Housekeeping magazine this summer.
  • If you are using apples or pears - cut the fruit in half, then rotate the melon ball tool around the centers to evenly dig out only the core
  • For hors d'oeuvres - make mini meat balls using your favorite ground meat mixture.  In a saute pan, brown the mini meat balls.  You can serve the meat balls by themselves or in a sauce mixture.  
  • To make bite size cookies - instead of using the typical one inch cookie scoop, use the melon ball tool to make perfectly round mini cookies with your favorite cookie dough.  Reduce your usual baking time by 1 to 2 minutes.  The bite size cookies are great for snacks in the afternoon or evening when guests need a quick bite.  They don't have to feel guilty about eating a whole large cookie.
  • To serve sorbet in style - you can use scoops of different flavors and colors.  Arrange them in small groups on a pan covered with parchment.  Freeze until serving time.
Have fun in the kitchen and enjoy!  

Lynda & Howard Lerner
Inn Caring

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Inn Caring creats new Blog

With the help of the Acorn Internet Services Blog Webinar, I have successfully created this new blog site for our company Inn Caring. This will be a new adventure for me as I find things of interest to those who are in the bed and breakfast community or thinking of becoming involved in the bed and breakfast community. Please view our Inn Caring website to learn more about our Interim Innkeeping, consulting, and training seminars.

Lynda & Howard Lerner