Couscous with Dried Cherries

Water essentially does all the work for you in this super simple side. Add a few more vegetables and this can be turned into a meal.  With simple foods like couscous and juicy dried cherries in your pantry, dishes like this are everyday easy.  

couscous with dried cherries

1 cup water
1/2 cup dried cherries
1 Tbsp. butter
3/4 cup couscous
Salt and pepper, to taste

Place water, cherries and butter in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Stir in couscous.  Remove from heat and cover tightly with a lid.  Let stand for 5 minutes.  Uncover, fluff with a fork and season.  (Serves 2 -3)