Showing posts with label Summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Summer. Show all posts

Friday, July 5, 2013

Oven Roasted Corn

Fourth of July, a fun day at the beach and splash park.  Hubby had the grill filled to the brim with leg quarters...just because we Love them.  ~smile~  I needed a new way to cook corn besides the every day, ho hum, boiling method.  I do love it off the cob and fried..mmmmmm!!!!  This is an easy peasy, roasted in the oven, with the husk on,  way to cook corn on the cob!  No prep work needed.   Yeah, I'll all for that!  It was so sweet and delicious, we didn't add a thing to it.  No butter, salt, pepper, garlic, herbs ... nothing at all.  Of course, you may want to enhance the corn by doing so.



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Onion Dip

I am always trying to find ways to make the food we love without the extra cost.   Three hungry boys can put a damper on my pocket.  A little help here and there is always welcome.   This fits the bill.  ;)   Reminiscent of the onion dip my precious Mama made with Lipton's Dry Onion Soup Mix.  You will love this!  Hubby said it needs more onions, I say it is just right.  ;)  Add more onions, and/or dried minced onions, to suit your taste...or those devouring the dip.  ~smile~ 
Summertime;  fast food, finger food, dipping food, yes food! 


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Strawberry Lemonade

Summertime:  pool time, fun time, all the time!  Lemonade is always a beverage we keep in the fridge during the summer.  It just speaks of summer.  I don't know why we don't make it in the winter when lemons are in season and plentiful.  I'll have to start. 

This recipe gets better the longer it sits in the fridge.  Although, it doesn't last that long around here.  One of my twins eats lemons .. just as they are...see his little fingers trying to fish a slice out.  I have to sweeten them in some way.  I may have to make this at night next time.  Get your lemons and fruit ready..we are making lemonade!   Enjoy! 


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Italian Pepperoni Pasta

One of my twins loves pasta!  He could eat it all day , each and every day.  Now that I think about it, I think he does have it at once a day.  This is perfect for the summer as it doesn’t need to be refrigerated.  I’ll be making this one  a lot.  

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Chocolate Ice Cream Made In The Freezer

Who says you can't have ice cream without an ice cream maker!  I'm pretty certain as long as I keep making ice cream this way, I'll never get the ice cream maker I want either!  It's really easy to make the worst part is the wait.  Make it in the morning if you want it for the evening or the night before even for a really hard set.  The ice cream melted, once again, before I could take a picture.  It was hard set when it started.  ~smile~  Who wants ice cream?  <3 and hugs!

Chocolate Freezer Ice Cream

2 squares unsweetened chocolate, 1 oz each, chopped into small pieces
2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
pinch salt
1 can condensed milk, chilled

Heat 1 cup cream until it gets hot but does not boil.
Take off heat and add chopped unsweetened chocolate, stirring until melted. 
Chill until completely cool.
Put condensed milk in large bowl.
Beat remaining 1 cup of cream with chilled cream and chocolate until firm peaks form. 
Do not over beat.
Fold into condensed milk and put in a loaf pan or shallow pan for faster freezing.  
Freeze at least 6 hours.  My freezer was opened at least one hundred times while trying to make this set.  It was soft serve at 4 hours.    Try at least 6 hours for a firm set. Enjoy!  <3 and hugs!

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Frozen Creamy Peaches And A Sweet Summer Memory

My Boys and I have been making frozen fruit desserts since it is so hot out.  Today I was thinking about my Grandma, Papa and summer time.  Our family would load up in the old Chevrolet Station Wagon and go to Georgia to visit during the summer.  What a Blessing it was to see my Grandparents whom I only saw once, maybe twice a year.  We would spend a week in the hot summer.  The only air conditioner was in a window in the living room.  Door and windows open with curtains flowing once in awhile in the sparse winds of summers.  Fans were placed in just the right places at the perfect angles to help ease the scorching, breathless air of Georgia in July. 

Grandma and Papa would be up before the break of dawn.  Papa would be in the garden gathering whatever needed to be put up that particular day.  Grandma would be where she always was...In her kitchen.  We would wake up to the smell of bacon with thick rind and sausages that they had cured in the smoke house.  Big fat cat head biscuits, with a slap on bacon grease on them before heading in the oven.  Grits popping and boiling all over the back eye with a long handled spoon stuck inside the worn pot.  Eggs were fried to order and for me pancakes,  you know bacon grease got in batter also.  Butter was on a saucer and was big as a brick it seemed.  Syrup was Blackburn syrup...my favorite back then and probably would be now if I could find it.

After breakfast, Grandma would have Papa put the big ole washtubs in the sunniest part of the yard and fill them with water.  As the day and cousins got hotter playing, so did the water. 

After lunch would mean a dip, or sit rather,  in the washtubs of water.  Sometimes the water would be too hot and you would have to get the garden hose out to cool it off.  They were only big enough for one of us at the time.  If there were more kids than washtubs you had to wish you were the first one in or your water may be mighty shallow.  ~giggles~

Once we were dried off and sitting 'round the kitchen table, Grandma would bring out the best dessert ever to be had on a hot, mid summer Georgia day.  Frozen Peaches!  She would get the little white, square freezer containers out with a bunch of spoons.  If we were lucky, we would get one of our own.  But it was just as good to share...given your peach scraping cousin, or one of my sisters, wasn't hungrier than your stomach was for those icy, sweet peaches.  We scrapped and dug holding onto the frozen containers until we couldn't hold any longer.  This memory brings with it sighs and smiles as the bittersweet memories flood through my mind like the little creek after a hard rain.  I Love And Miss My Grandma and Papa So Very Much!  Until that Beautiful Day when we meet again.........


Today I wanted frozen peaches and only had canned.  Here is my very simple, yet delicious way to fix them.

Frozen Creamy Peaches

1 large can of peaches in heavy syrup

That's it.  One ingredient to get the best of the best in frozen desserts.  Puree the canned peaches and put into a rectangular container. 
Place in freezer.  Check back in 45 minutes or so.  Stir.  Check again in another 30-45 minutes stirring again. 
One or two more rests in the freezer, stirring as you go, should bring you to the most delicious sweet and creamy frozen peaches. 

If you happen to have any left over, which I doubt, just let it sit out for a few minutes before serving to get that great yumminess once again. 

I hope you enjoy this as much as My Boys and I did.  Fixing the frozen peaches and eating them 'round the table while I share Sweet Memories about their Great Grandma and Great Papa.  <3 

Getting ready for the freezer.

Can't wait to get into this but one of the little ones got to it first!  ~giggles~ 
Scoops up just like soft serve after 3 hours in the freezer.
I made this with fresh peaches and it works well...puree and sweeten to your taste.  Not as creamy but delicious and is scoopable!  Your children will love eating frozen fruit! 
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