Quick "Cool and Happy" Summer Drinks & Snack Ideas
Hello out there! Here are a few quick summer drinks, snacks & “cool” ideas to help you through any heat wave!
Taste Teaser (flavored ice cubes) a surprising addition to a drink! Great idea for kids & adults!
Needed on hand: ice tray, water, essence of peppermint, green vegetable coloring.
An ordinary cold drink becomes a tantalizing concoction when a few drops of essence of peppermint and a few drops of green vegetable coloring (a light mint-green color) are added to the tray of ice cubes before it is frozen. The cubes not only look cool and attractive, but impart a delicate flavor to almost any cold drink.
Idea for Summer Drink
Add a quarter cup of grape juice to a cup of lemonade for a refreshing and different summer drink. (Top with sprays of fresh mint leaves if available/desired.)
When making lemonade, run lemon through food chopper; the juice will be so strong that it will go twice as far and have a better flavor.
Dried figs soaked in wine and stuffed with black walnuts mixed with cream cheese make a delicious salad. They are nice to be served, along with a meat coarse, or as a garnish.
1 pkg. cream cheese , ˝ cup nuts – With a little of the pear syrup moisten the cream cheese.
This makes a delicious stuffing for the center of any fruit, peaches, pears, etc. Or, put a little mayonnaise in pear center and sprinkle heavily with old English, Swiss or American cheese. (My mother fixed this for us as kids and we loved it! Just use canned pears – it’s easy and quick to put together).
Taken from: Purefoy Hotel Cook Book by Eva Purefoy, Talladega, Alabama; copyright 1941
Summer tips: Remember to stay hydrated, avoid alcohol (it will dry you out further), and stay in a cool place.
Hiking or on-the-go, take along figs, raisins, and nuts- all are now available in take-along bags. These will give you that much needed energy boost.
Stay cool and have a Healthy & Blessed week!
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