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.
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- 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
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- Lemony Garbanzo Kale Salad with Tuna ~ Shockingly Delicious
- Hungarian Cucumber Salad Recipe – Uborkasaláta Recept ~ The Watering Mouth
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- 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:
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- Rolling with Kimbap ~ Kimchi Mom
- Ranch Chicken Tacos ~ Pippi’s In The Kitchen Again
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- Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork ~ Cupcakes and Kale Chips
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- 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:
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- Classic Daquiri ~ Katherine Martinelli
- Salty Lassi ~ Soni’s Food for Thought
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- 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!
We’d also love to feature your recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers!
Toodles and smoochies! xx
We went to Ben and Jerry's factory last summer..isn't it col there? I love this recipe for Shirley Temple's. It takes me back to my childhood but yours look a lot better then the ones I used to get at weddings as a treat!
I've never been to the factory but that would be cool to do sometime. I toured the truck at a concert. Was pretty neat. The crew is fantastic. Such a great bunch of people.
Thanks. I love this drink. It's just cute and fun.
The Mom Chef
I've. Missed seeing you around but am glad that you've been busy with the kind of busy you've been. 🙂 I've also never had a Shirley Temple, if you can believe that. French family. I was drinking wine instead at a tender age.
Thanks so much my friend. I've had so much fun lately. Busy like crazy but it's good busy.
You must try them. So good. We did the wine thing on special occasions. My tummy has always rebelled against alcohol though. So I am always looking for virgin drinks to satisfy me.
Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef
Poor kitty but that's an adorable dog. 🙂
I love a good Shirley Temple but I rarely make them. I've been on this water kick for so long I don't think about making drinks. I must because this looks good.
Happy that you are having such a good time!
Poor Spark, usually he's the one terrorizing but since he got sick the puppy is taking full advantage. It's awful.
They sure are tasty. Hadn't had one in eons. I need to drink more water. It's not a natural thing for me. I need to work harder at that.
Had a blast visiting with my brother. Also had a blast visiting B&J and seeing the concert. It's been a roller coaster of a week.
Jen @ Juanita's Cocina
This brings back such childhood memories for me! Thank you for participating in this week's #sundaysupper!
It was my pleasure Jen. Thanks so much for hosting. You did a wonderful job. You should be really proud of yourself.
Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes
I never made ST´s but they sound like so much fun, with those vibrant colors! And I have a bottle of grenadine in my pantry...have no idea why
Thanks so much. See, it's like kismet. That grenadine was just waiting for you to crack it open.
I'm saving this recipe to make for my niece and nephews. Perfect for kids (and big kids too).
I am so happy to hear that. It's so good Renee, you will love it. They will too. I had my niece and nephew here and they both loved the drink. It's just so tasty and I love that it's pretty to boot.
I am so glad to see you posting...and love that you've shared your pets with us...LOL. Despite her darling face, it sure looks like Malia is trouble 😉 Congrats on the new camera, too.
I've never seen a more vibrant and beautiful Shirley Temple...perfect to beat the heat. So fun to have you on board for #SundaySuppers!!!! xx
Thanks Liz. It's been a wild week....month...year. Lol. My pets are nuts. It's never dull around here.
Thanks. Been a long time coming. I've been saving gift certificates for months, and months, and months.
Thanks so much. It was so fun to make and drink. I am loving #SundaySupper. I was so nervous to join but am now so glad I did.
That looks like the perfect drink to settle in with on this very hot afternoon! Love your pictures!
It sure was. Loved every sip. Thanks so much. xx
What a fun post and a thirst-quenching drink. Perfect for this hot day & our #SundaySupper!
Thank you so much. It was so refreshing after a hot day.
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
How refreshing! This is much needed today!
It really was. It was so freaking hot out.
I love Shirley Temples... brings back memories of eating at Swiss Chalet as a kid 😀
Awe, we have the same memory. I used to go there with my mom and order them. xx
Emily @ Life on Food
I cannot wait to hear more about the concert and Ben and Jerry's. I loved Shirley Temple's when I was little. The rule was only one per night because I could knock them back like the best of them. Love the lime, so pretty!
It was so much fun. I had a blast. Was much needed after the year we've had. Was nice for me and mini-me to let our hair down.
Lol, I had the same rule.
Laura @ Family Spice
There will always be a soft spot in my heart for a Shirley Temple!!!
Me too. They are just so cute.
My stepkids loved Shirley Temples before they were of legal drinking age. Now they have introduced ST goodness to my nephews as well. The circle continues.
Awe that is so adorable. I love when tradition lives on.
Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Great idea for my grandkids!
You must try it out. Let me know how they like them.
Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Gotta love a classic Shirley Temple. I used to make them for my cousins all the time.
They are just so cute and perfect for this kind of weather.
I think I must be a lunatic too - I just posted about homemade grenadine and I mentioned the Shirley Temple! Great minds and all of that! Very good recipe - your version sounds excellent. Really fun post - thank you.
I still cannot believe our timing posting these things at the same time. I gotta try making these again with your homemade grenadine. I had no idea I could make my own. If we ever meet in person we'll have to have a ST party with homemade grenadine.
Thanks. I had a blast shooting with my new toy.
I haven't had a Shirley Temple in ages. Bookmarked! I'm going to make this and feel like a kid again. Yum!
Awe I am so happy you are going to try them too. Let me know how they turn out.
You have been having fun, fun, fun!! Love the Shirley Temple Drink and I love the photos of your cat and dog.... soooo cute!! We finally got our own puppy two months ago. He's a little terror too. 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful weekend. ! Ramona
I really have. Too much fun cuz now I'm tired, tired, tired. The joys of getting old. Thanks so much. Did you get a westie? They are pure evil.
I am so jealous of your Ben & Jerry adventure! I haven't had a Shirley Temple since I was a kid and now I am craving one.
It was so fun. I wish I could have gone to see them every day they were there. But my brother was visiting so I had to limit it to once. It was so much fun.
You gotta make your own Dara. You will love it.