I think I should start this post by apologizing to Lisa. If I had really known how much work this was going to be, I would have never picked this while she was pregnant!!!! This recipe was definitely one of the more challenging ones - not so much in the skill level, but in all the steps.
Unlike Lisa, I don't have a weekend to complete this recipe because we are headed out of town for the 4th. I decided to break up the steps rather than just making the recipe all at once.
I made the fruit puree and the whipping cream ahead of time. The first thing I did was the fruit. It was sort of a disaster. I don't have a big food processor, and it's stored away, so I don't use it much. The fruit started leaking out everywhere while I was using it. And then the baby started screaming, so I had to stop mid-puree. And then I realized just now, that I never did measure out the 1 1/2 cups, so who knows how much ended up in the final product! But the whipping cream went much smoother, and I put both the fruit and the cream in the fridge until after dinner.
This recipe also triggered a new thing for this project. When talking with Lisa this week, we decided that it was actually fun for us to make different recipes in the same week, because we were able to give each other our thoughts, tips and suggestions on the recipe that we made. So - starting with our next picks, we will be making different recipes each week. We'll still do four picks at a time and we'll each make those four recipes, but just during different weeks.