~1~ Lemonade + Ice Cream = A Taste of Summer
You can thank me later, but this Lemonade Ice Cream Pie is (hands down) the best. Try it. Four basic ingredients, and you're set.
LEMONADE ICE CREAM PIE (makes 2 pies)
Two 6-oz ready-made pie crusts, graham cracker or shortbread
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
1 can (12 oz) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 tub (16 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1. Place crusts in freezer.
2. Put softened ice cream, lemonade concentrate, and 3/4 of the whipped topping into a large bowl. Stir until blended.
3. Spread mixture in each pie crust.
4. Top each with remaining whipped topping.
5. Cover and place in freezer.
*garnish with fresh blueberries and/or sliced strawberries.
~2~ Speaking of summer, the perfect beverage for a picnic.
Homemade Italian Panini, Cape Cod chips, strawberries in freshly squeezed lemon juice, and Pellegrino ... the perfect summer picnic. Oh, and wine. Let's not forget the wine.
~3~ Really, is it so hard?
To take two seconds to put your shoes up on one of these shelves? Summer means shoes/sneakers/flip flops EVERYWHERE, so after tripping on yet another size12 pair of sneakers I felt compelled to lay down the law.
~4~ No Contrariness during the summer.
~5~ Summer Reading.
I am excited about two new books out this week. I think Khaled Hosseini is a brilliant writer ... lyrical, moving, gripping. This is #1 on my summer reading list.
And who doesn't like Dan Brown? I own the special illustrated editions of Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code, and The Lost Symbol because, believe me, it makes a world of difference to read his books with the art work right there in front of you. Needless to say, I will wait a little for the illustrated edition of his newest book.
~6~ Summer and Mason Jars.
Here is a link for 23 ideas on what to do with those iconic jars.
~7~ Huh. One hour later ...
Now, go visit Jen at Conversion Diary ... she has a monster centipede problem
and is looking for a flamethrower to take care of the problem.