Friday, February 26, 2010
Happy Windsday, Rabbit!
I was trolling Facebook the other day when I read a friend’s status update that literally made me drool. She posted: Janice LOVES Starbuck’s lemon pound cake. (For the record, so does Jennie.) Since there isn’t a Starbucks for at least an hour in any direction, I ran for my kitchen. Within a few minutes I had Julia’s Lemon Loaf Cake in the oven. I decided to skip making an icing for it in favor of a strawberry sauce. I had a couple of 2 liters of ginger ale left over from Jilly-Bean’s birthday party, so I made some of my favorite party punch too. I set the table, lit a few candles and turned on some music. (Okay, it was kid music. But it was still nice!)
And that is the story of how Jay came home to a little impromptu party. Happy Wednesday, Jay!
(Just to avoid confusion: This is the same punch I made, but these pictures were taken at my mom’s house.)
You’ll need a can of frozen juice concentrate, (Any kind will do, but we prefer the berry mixes.) ginger ale, and frozen berries. (Any kind.) Reeeeeeal specific recipe, right?
Pour the juice concentrate into a pitcher. Microwave the berries for a minute, just to get them to defrost a bit, so they’re mush-able. Pour about a cup or so of berries into the juice concentrate and muddle them together with a wooden spoon. (If you go with frozen strawberries, you’ll need to muddle them a bit longer, you don’t want any giant chunks in there.)
Muddle, baby, muddle! It’s so easy, a child could do it!
Although she may need a cookie to get her through it. Cookies build stamina, didn’t you know?
Pour in the ginger ale, in place of the water, as per the directions on the can. Usually 3 cans worth. Yum, yum, YUM! Serve this at your next party, everyone will want the recipe and then they won’t believe you when you tell them how easy it is!