A note before we begin: Yes, you are on Things I Can’t Say with Shell. I know that this is not the kind of post that you usually get from me. Probably won’t see another like it after this. But, I got to spend the day with Princess of Sarcasm yesterday- she’s vacationing about 2 hours south of me, so I packed up two of my boys and headed down to meet her. Pics of that visit another day. Yes, she is as fabulous as you’d think. But, anyway, that’s my excuse for the different kind of post today.
Hubs’s mom and dad used to give him lemons when he was a baby because they thought it was funny to watch him make funny faces.
They were really young parents.
So, why do I think it’s funny to let my kids eat lemons?
Oh, wait. Because it is funny.
And lemons are good.
Do you know what you can make with lemons?
And do you know what my favorite summertime drink is?
Lemonade with Sweet Tea Vodka.
Talk about YUM.
Note: remember that the Sweet Tea is actually VODKA. So, you know, doing half and half is NOT a good idea.
Not if you want to be able to walk after two sips. Learned that from experience.
Big glass of lemonade and a little bit of Sweet Tea Vodka = summer’s perfect treat.
Editing this b/c a couple of you have asked for the amounts on the drink- I don’t use an exact amount. You have to experiment and see how much you like in your lemonade.
Do you think I’m a little random today or what?
It’s all about LEMONS, though.
And, it’s summer. It’s okay to do a lighter post now and then.
I’m even going to post a recipe.
Yes, me. What the hell, Shell?
I have no clue where I got this recipe. I wrote it down in the fall or maybe even earlier. I don’t know- I found it in a box where it has been packed away for at least 7 months. If I stole it from you, please let me know so I can give you credit for this delicious treat.
Lemonade Angel Cakes with Creamy Lemonade Frosting
24 paper liners
1 kg Angel Food Cake mis
3/4 c water
1/2 c thawed frozen lemonade concentrate
12 crushed lemonade hard candies(I used the Countrytime ones)
1, Rack in center of oven. Preheat to 350. Line pan.
2. Put mix, water, and lemonade in large mixing bowl. Blend on low for 30 sec, scraping down sides and then on med for 2 min. Fold in crushed candies. Spoon or scoop 1/3 c into liners.
3. Bake 20-22 minutes til golden and spring back.
4. Cool 5 min, move to wire rack to cool
Beat 8oz cream cheese and 1 stick softened butter on low until fluffy. Then add 3 c sifted powdered sugar, 3 TBS thawed lemonade concentrate, and 1 tsp grated lemon zest. Beat on low until blended. then medium until light and fluffy. Frost cooled cupcakes. You can add more crushed candies to the top to make them look pretty.