Hello my lovely readers.
Yah, you bet you are.
So am I.
Been a bit since my last post, so I just have to say
"Long time...no post!"
Bah ha ha, had to do it.
Life has been hectic here.
I've been a busy gal.
I did a little of this:
Then I spent a little time watching these guys:
Then I got to see this dude:
Then just to make sure I was fully living in the moment I got to see the Big Dog Daddy:
Yup, I've been a busy gal alright! You'll get to read more about my trip to Bayfest to visit Ben & Jerry's soon. I took oodles of pics of the show we got to see courtesy of them as well. So stay tuned this week for more about that.
But for now I have a recipe for you that I adore. This is part of Sunday Supper's Beat the Heat event. Sunday Supper is a movement run by Isabel Foodie of Family Foodie. She is trying to get people back to the table to eat together as a family. This is an idea I fully support so I decided to join the group even though I already do Ice Cream Sundays. But I figure what the heck, you only live once. May as well have fun doing it and go all in. This week we were challenged to make something to "beat the heat". With summer knocking us all on our butts and zapping our energy this was just what we needed right now. This week's event was hosted by Jen of Juanita's Cocina. If you don't know Jen you are missing out. She is such a lovely lady, I've really enjoyed getting to know her. If you are a blogger you should consider joining the group. If you're not a blogger you can still join in the fun. You could post pics on facebook or tweet your pics so we can see. It's a wonderful movement and I hope you all get in touch with Isabel to join us.
When they announced the topic for this week's event I knew immediately what I wanted to make. I had seen Shirley Temples on Coupon Clipping Cook awhile back and had bookmarked them to make. I haven't made Shirley Temples in eons. So I used her recipe as my guide to refresh my memory on how to make them. I forgot how much I loved them as a kid. I used to always order them in a restaurant. This was so much fun to make. I had the added pleasure of getting some help from my nephew, who we will nickname Dally-man. Dally-man is a great guy, one of those genuine kids who takes an interest in things others do. We wanted to make lasagna together but it was too darn hot. So we bbq'd and made Shirley Temples instead. He'll come by on a cool day so I can teach him how I make my lasagna. For now we decided to beat the heat and make our version of Shirley Temples. I sure hope you all try making them yourselves. Full credit for the recipe goes to the lovely and talented Nancy from Coupon Clipping Book. You should stop by her site, she has way better pics of them than I do. Plus step by step which is always cool to see when learning how to make something you've never made before. Enjoy! And thanks to Nancy for reminded me how much I love these adorable little drinks.
- 10 maraschino cherries divided
- 1 lime cut into wedges, divided
- Ice cubes to taste, I filled ¾ of the glass with them
- Lemon Lime Soda fill almost to the top, leaving some space
- 2 teaspoons of maraschino cherry juice
- 3 teaspoons grenadine syrup
- In your glass or jar, place in about 6 cherries.
- Now fill about ¾ of the way with ice cubes.
- Slip lime wedges into the spaces between the ice.
- Add about 3 more cherries where there is room.
- Add your lemon lime juice till you have a little gap at the top.
- Add your maraschino cherry juice.
- Add your grenadine.
- Add more ice if needed.
- Add more soda if needed.
- Garnish with cherries and lime.
- Serve with a big old good ship lollipop smile!
Cute drink right! We had them with dinner. Me and Dally-man made tenderloin steaks, baked potatoes, roasted garlic, grilled peppers, grilled corn and baguettes. Was a great last dinner together before my brother flies back home. He's leaving tomorrow. I feel bad I was so busy for this visit. Usually I am free as a bird when people visit. Now that I'm working it's harder to always work it out. My bro was great about me having to go up to Sarnia for the meeting though. He's super supportive of my dreams which I really appreciate. Having family that supports you and is genuinely interested in what you do is so nice. Makes it all seem worth some of the weird sacrifices us food bloggers make. So thanks old dude bro, I appreciate you not making me feel bad for being busy this time around. It means a lot to your little sis. I'd serve you a Shirley Temple but you don't like them.
The rest of us enjoyed having your share. I may not sleep tonight cuz I'm all hopped up on cherry juice. But it's totally worth it. Gives me more time to play with the new toy I got this week.
I finally took it out of the box. I finally charged it. I finally turned it on. I finally took some photos with it. But I still haven't read the manual. Meh, what can you do. I'll get to it. In the mean time look what I've managed to shoot while winging it:
Okay so this is where the camera had to be put down so I could split up the puppypocalypse. She is a holy terror I kid you not. She sucks you in with those eyes then pounces on you like you're her last dinner. Puppy boot camp is imminent. This dog needs training stat!
Okay so tune in for the next post which also revolves around my love of Shirley Temple. I grew up watching her movies and love her more than life itself. She was such a joy to watch on screen. I always loved The Little Princess. I watched the remake of it, then the original with mini-me tons when she was little. We used to rent all of Shirley's movies and watch them. Mini-me has a great appreciation for old classic movies. I've taught her well. Curly Top and Poor Little Rich Girl were two of my faves as a kid. I just feel like a kid again when drinking a Shirley Temple or watching a Shirley Temple film. The good old days. When life was simple. And people sat around the table for dinner. I miss those days. I hope you do too and make an effort to try to bring your own family around the supper table more often.
For other wonderful "Beat the Heat" recipe ideas please visit the other #SundaySupper participants. This is such a great group of bloggers so I hope you take the time to visit some of them and get to know them.
See you soon with more Shirley Temple thoughts and also a post about my trip to meet up with Ben & Jerry's soon. Till then stay cool and visit my pals.
- Refreshing Chunky Shrimp Salsa ~ The Weekend Gourmet
- Totally Cool Green Hummus ~ My Kitchen and I
- Smoked Whitefish Salad Bagel Bites ~ Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Watermelon and Goat Cheese Bites ~ Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence
- Strawberry Gazpacho ~ Diabetic Foodie
- Grilled Loaded Baked Potato Skins ~ In the Kitchen with KP
- Sweet & Tangy Chili Lime Fruit Salad ~ Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
#BeatTheHeat Salads, Soups, & Sides:
- Cool Cucumber Salad ~ Momma’s Meals
- Lemony Garbanzo Kale Salad with Tuna ~ Shockingly Delicious
- Hungarian Cucumber Salad Recipe – Uborkasaláta Recept ~ The Watering Mouth
- Tomato Salad with Macadamia Cheese ~ Cooking’s Good Vegetarian Cafe
- Char-Grilled Corn Salad ~ The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Summertime Sweet Pea Salad ~ Granny’s Down Home Southern Cooking
- Chilly Dilly Cucumber Soup with Shrimp ~ Comfy Cuisine
- Mom’s Creamy Pea Salad ~ Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Greek (Yogurt) Potato Salad ~ Family Foodie
#BeatTheHeat Main Dishes:
- Rainbow Slaw with Steak and Chipotle Crema ~ Cooking By The Seat of our Pants
- Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken ~ Make Dinner Easy
- Rolling with Kimbap ~ Kimchi Mom
- Ranch Chicken Tacos ~ Pippi’s In The Kitchen Again
- Serrano Ham, Mozzarella and Arugula Sandwiches ~ Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork ~ Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream ~ Supper for a Steal
- No-Cook Egg-Free Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream ~ Chocolate Moosey
- Peach Sorbet ~ Magnolia Days
- Icebox Chocolate Pie ~ Doggie at the Dinner Table
- Honey and Elderflower Ice Cream ~ Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Blackberry Lavender Popsicles ~ Girlichef
- Frozen Chocolate Bananas ~ In the Kitchen with Audrey
- Strawberry-Lime Margarita Ice Cream ~ Cookistry
- Elegant Fruit Jellies ~ Happy Baking Days
- Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches ~ That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream ~ Baker Street
- Vanilla Peach Swirl Frozen Yogurt ~ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
- Espresso and Toasted Almond Semifreddo ~ The Messy Baker
- Mango Ice Cream ~ Queen’s Notebook
- Raspberry Mousse ~ Basic and Delicious
- White Apricot & Honeysuckle Sorbet ~ Family Spice
- Biscoff Ice Cream Cupcakes ~ Juanita’s Cocina
#BeatTheHeat Drinks & Cocktails:
- Prickly Pear White Wine Spritzer ~ Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Classic Daquiri ~ Katherine Martinelli
- Salty Lassi ~ Soni’s Food for Thought
- Blueberry Mint Lemonade ~ Pescetarian Journal
- Sweet Basil & Cucumber Melon Smoothie ~ Daily Dish Recipes
Wine Pairings Provided By: ENOFYLZ
Make sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day on Sunday, and at 3:00 p.m. EST for our weekly #SundaySupper Twitter chat! All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat! We’ll be sharing great recipes and tips all afternoon, and we’ll be talking all things #BeatTheHeat during our chat!
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Toodles and smoochies! xx