Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tiki Bird Pineapple Whips



I just love visiting DisneyWorld...the Magic...the Fantasy...the Dole Pineapple Whips.

Outside the Tiki Room, the home of the famous Tiki Birds, we usually stop for a Pineapple Whip. I found two make it at home recipes. I think I will be making some for the Darlin' D boy sometime soon.

DOLE WHIP (VERSION 1)

1 quart Dole pineapple juice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 cups heavy whipping cream
3 cups sugar
Milk


Mix the pineapple juice and sugar, making sure that the sugar is dissolved.
Next add the cream and vanilla.
Pour the whole mixture into a 4-quart ice cream maker.
Add milk to finish, filling to the fill line.
At this point simply follow the instructions on your ice cream maker.
When the ice cream is ready you can serve it as is or you can stick it in the freezer
for a while and let it set up a bit.


DOLE WHIP (VERSION 2)

Prep: 10 min.
Freeze: 3 hrs.
Makes: 8 servings

Ingredients:

2 cans (20 oz. each) DOLE Crushed
Pineapple
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped


Drain pineapple; reserve 2 tablespoons
juice. Set aside.


Place pineapple, lemon juice, lime juice,
sugar and reserved pineapple juice in
blender or food processor container. Cover;
blend until smooth.

Pour into two 1-quart freezer zipped bags.
Store bags flat in freezer. Freeze about 1-
1/2 hours or until slushy.






Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hydrangea Cupcakes

Found these beautiful cupcakes and how to make them on the Glorious Treats Blog
I'm thinking...I need to try this. Aren't they just gorgeous?


Monday, July 18, 2011

A Secret Revealed...


For a week I've been keeping a secret...

Darlin' D's shirt says it all...


Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Father, A Son and the Space Shuttle...

photo courtesy chris bray

Saw this and thought what a wonderful story the photographs tell. Father and Son watching the very first launching of the Space Shuttle and 30 years later, again watching a shuttle take off for the last time. Family history...American history.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Random Thoughts...

1. After years of trying to attract hummingbirds to my garden with several different types of feeders without success, I find them at hostas in front of the house.

photo courtesy google images



2. Got a text from Holly on Saturday morning...Darlin' D went on the potty for the first time. He was with me yesterday and told me all day when he had to go. Lots of clapping and cheering here on the hill. However the novelty must have worn off...he wouldn't take the time today at home with his Mom. (I hope he doesn't read this post when he's older)



3. I haven't seen a stink bug around here, inside or out for several weeks. Where the heck did they go...not complaining, but had heard how bad they would be this summer.





4. I've been having a problem with the middle finger of my right hand...that's the finger that the paintbrush rests against and right at the cuticle it's been cracking and sore. I can't stand to wear gloves while I paint. I found these nifty little finger covers at the drug store. They seem to be doing the trick.





5. I think that the experiment of planting zucchini in posts has failed. Lots of leaves and flowers but not one zucchini as of today. I had hoped I would have bunches like the picture below.





6. I really can't get into Twitter and tweeting...I had set up an account over a year ago to promote the Country Workshop but can't seem to get the hang of putting all I have to say in that little bit of space. I guess I just have a run on brain. But I've decided to try again. I think I'm afraid I'm missing something.



7. Found these wonderful solar lights that screw onto mason jars. Just had to get some for the patio and garden. You can find them at TreaureAgain on Etsy. Can't wait to receive them and to find just the right spots for them in the yard.


8. Also found this tutorial on The Craftberry Bush blog about how to stain glass jars blue. I'm thinking maybe I will stain the jars I use for the lights above.

Good Night All...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Beach Sentiments...




Now it's time to get started on Autumn and Halloween merchandise. Next month...Christmas!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

God Bless America...



Good Morning All...What a beautiful morning it is here in Carney. A bit warmer that yesterday, but yesterday at this time I was in the shop packaging orders for shipping and missed the morning.

We'll be having a quiet holiday weekend here at our house. No parties or cookouts. Although, last night at about 1 am someone was setting off quite a fireworks display across the street which made me sit straight up in bed. Lucy wasn't too happy about the noise, she was walking all over me...Lou slept through it. So quiet may not be the correct word...uneventful probably is.

I am wondering if the kids setting off the fireworks last night even realize what the 4th of July Celebration actually is besides hot dogs and hamburgers, fireworks, and a day off of school or work. American history doesn't seem to be an important subject taught in schools anymore. The state of MD just passed a requirement for high graduation that students must be "green literate" (and I'm not saying I don't believe in conservation) but the schools are not teaching the children American history and what the men and women who shaped this country sacrificed so that we live the lives we do today. I believe we, as Americans need to know where we come from. I hate to think of what the kids are not learning today. Art and music programs are being cut. Heck, I read where some schools are not teaching how to write in cursive. My two sons-in-law don't think of this as a horrible thing, but they each have their i-phones in their hands most of the time and very rarely use a sheet of paper and a pencil. I asked them if they they had ever seen the movie, Escape from LA, when at the end of the movie, Snake Plissken pushes the button and turns off technology.


So this weekend I will be putting out the flag...pinching off my petunias (my Grandmother Elsie told me that the 4th of July was the day to do this to make bushier plants)...wishing I had gotten one the the sparking spinners pictured below for Darlin' Dylan (I just loved these things when I was a kid)

...sitting on the porch with my feet up, drinking ice tea, and quietly celebrating our country's history.