Hey gang! Hope you’re having a great week! Today’s post is going to be a short one. I’m still in Florida visiting my mom, and we have lots of fun stuff planned that doesn’t involve my computer.
But we do have a giveaway to take care of!
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kaceyt April 9, 2012
oh, i think i’d go with the good belly plus pomegranate blackberry!
it looks like you guys had so much fun hiking…which i love! unfortunately, oklahoma isn’t known for its abundance of hiking trails:P
Baking Serendipity April 10, 2012
I love hiking and mountain views…but I see more cacti than big trees on the paths in Phoenix
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So my mom and I made a pretty awesome meal the other night, and I wanted to share it with all of you!
For dinner …
… a Mexican feast!
Then I brushed a combination of olive oil, lime juice, and cumin onto several shrimp skewers, and quickly cooked them on the grill.
The end result?
Shrimp tacos, with blue corn tortilla chips for extra dipping!
I think next time, I would use flour tortillas instead of corn (I’m not a fan of store-bought corn tortillas). And I would add an extra squirt of lime juice onto the shrimp before serving, for some extra brightness. But overall, it was a very satisfying dinner!
And then came dessert …
(My mom tried to help me with my food “photo shoot.” It looks like an Olan Mills photo, circa 1989. I love it.)
Mixed fruit with mascarpone cream
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
- 4 oz. (half of a container) of mascarpone cheese
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- Fruit of your choosing (we used strawberries, blueberries, and grapes)
- Using an electric mixer, whip the cream until peaks form.
- Add the mascarpone cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar and beat until combined.
- Serve over fruit.
This dessert was sweet, light, and delicious. I highly recommend trying it. The dessert, that is. Not the Olan Mills photo shoot. You can’t steal that genius idea.
And before I say good-bye, Sophie wanted to make an appearance.
Take 2 .. Sophie’s ADD kicks in.
Sigh. Perhaps I’ll get a good one before the week is over.
Happy Friday, everyone!!
Question for ya …
What are you up to this weekend?
I will be driving 7 hours tomorrow. Quite an exciting way to spend a Saturday, no?
Favorite spring or summer dessert?
That’s easy … frozen yogurt or ice cream! But this dessert definitely gave ice cream a run for top place!
Do you remember Olan Mills? Are they still around??