Monday, May 25, 2009
4 1/2 cups fresh blueberries or 2(12oz.) packages frozen blueberries may be substituted
1 (12 oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup cold water
1 tsp. dried lavender (I used 1/2 tsp.)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt
Sweet Treat Croutons
1. Stir together fresh blueberries, lemonade concentrate, and 1/2 cup cold water in a 3 qt. saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, stir in dried lavender, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until blueberries burst. Remove from heat, and cool 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla extract.
2. Press mixture through a fine wiremesh strainer into a large bowl, using back of a spoon to squeeze out juice. Discard pulp. Stir in yogurt. Cover and chill 4 to 24 hours. Serve with Sweet treat Croutons.
Makes 5 cups
Sweet Treat Croutons
1/2 (10.75 oz.) package frozen butter pound cake, thawed
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint (I used 1/2 tsp dried mint flakes)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut butter pound cake into 1/2 inch cubes, and place in a large bowl. Add butter and chopped fresh mint, and toss gently to coat. Place cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly toasted. Cool completely (about 30 minutes).
Sorry there isn't a picture, but we ate it all.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Very interesting...I think we have discovered a new kind of treasure!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
It was a perfect beach day with the gorgeous blue sky, the ocean breeze and the soft sand under our feet. Shane was waist deep in the ocean playing in the waves and I was barely "two feet" deep looking for shells at the edge of the water. After a while Shane joined me and we meandered aimlessly along the beach looking for shells, without having much luck finding any, so we decided to go back to the house. As we were walking through the stranded sea weed...
Shane: What is that?
Kay: I don't know? Is it a shell? Is it alive? You touch it.
Shane: Reaching down taps on it with his fingernail and after no response picks it up. It feels like a shell. The black middle is kind of soft. He sniffed it. Shook it.
Kay: YOU carry it.
Its home with us now and even gets to be in the house.
After several ventures to the beach we accumulated a small collection of shells,
And I love them everyone.
Shane was so diligent in finding them for me because he loves me.
I'm such a lucky girl.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
JUNGLE BOY TIME!
1:04 a.m. we simply couldn't find the rental agency to get the keys and directions to the beach house. Shane did the noble thing and called the rental agency's emergency number and learned we were 15 miles off course. (Thanks to that dependable GPS!)
1:42 a.m. we unlock the front door.
I'll let you know about Adventure #2!