Over the past week, one after the other, both children have run fevers and felt like crud. At these times we always take advantage of pajamas, hot water bottles, blankets and lots of books to help us make it through (Grace got it the worse- she was down for three days!).
Influenza RX Sorbet
(from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams At Home)
2 cups fresh orange juice (from 5 to 6 oranges)
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 2 lemons)
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
One 3oz packet liquid pectin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne*
2 to 4 tablespoons Maker's Mark bourbon (optional)**
Combine the orange and lemon juices, sugar, honey and ginger in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat.
Add the pectin, cayenne and bourbon, if using. Pour into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until cold.
Freeze the sorbet just until it is the consistency of very softly whipped cream. Pack the sorbet into a storage container, press a sheet of parchment directly against the surface and seal with an airtight lid. Freeze until firm.
**I didn't add the bourbon to the sorbet for the children, but you bet I would for Bryce!