The first night, I peeled the pomegranate to put the seeds on our salad. The salad was very tasty, but I really hated chewing and swallowing the actual seed part. That idea was out.
I knew Christmas was coming up and I didn't know what to get the friends and family. We don't have a huge budget for Christmas since we have to spend at least $100 on our Secret Santa (thanks MIL- I don't have a job)! For hubby's co-workers, family friends, and neighbors, I decided to Googled what I could do with all those leftover pomegranates. Homemade Grenadine! Sorry the pictures aren't that great. They were taken with my sad little Android (never buy an Android).
|Bag of pomegranates|
|Slice open the top. Then quarter it. This will prevent the seeds from bursting open. Cut along the inside skin.|
|Place in a bowl of water and discard the skins.|
|Some seeds will float. They are still good. Just watch out for and discard old brown seeds.|
|Place in blender.|
|Blend just enough to get the seeds out of the membranes. If you blend too much, you will blend the hard seeds into the juice.|
|I don't have a cheesecloth, so I used a rubber band to hold a rag onto the top of a glass measuring cup. Make sure you're rag is thin to let most of the juice go through.|
|Squeeze the juice through the rag with a spoon like above. Discard the seeds.|
|Heat 2 cups pomegranate juice with 1 3/4 cups sugar. You can add more sugar to make sweeter.|
|Let cool, store or jar, and viola! Homemade Grenadine|
Let me know your results. Another website for this is allrecipes (no pictures though)