Monday, August 23, 2010

Interesting Facts About August 2010

This August has:

5 Sundays,

5 Mondays,

5 Tuesdays,

All in one month. It happens once in 823 years.

I probably will miss it next time. How about you?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Is Anyone Else Seeing What I See?

When I look at my Blog, I'm seeing a moving image that says;

"This image or video has been moved or deleted"

Am I crazy or is it really there and if it's there~why?

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Retired Pirate

Once there was a retired pirate so he decides to live with his brother. The pirate walks up to his brother's house and knocks on the door and his brother answers the door and says, "Oh my gosh , what happened to your hand!?! " The pirate said, "I lost it in a sword fight , but now I have a hook." Then the brother said, "What about your leg?" The pirate said, "A cannonball hit it , but now I have a peg leg ." Then the brother said, "Well , what about your eye?" The pirate said, "I got some dust in it ." The brother said, "How could you lose your eye by just getting some dust in it?" Then the pirate said, "It was my first day with my hook!


One of the things I love on the cruise ship is the chilled soup you can have as an appetizer before dinner.  This is one of my favorites.

Chilled Raspberry Soup

2 pints fresh raspberries, gently washed. Can use frozen but then use less sugar

2 cups sour cream-can be omitted which I do, but I do use it as a garnish-just a few dots on top.

1 cup whole milk

1 cup cold ginger ale

1/4 cup sugar

2 T triple sec (optional)

2 T fresh lemon juice

Reserve a few raspberries for garnish. In a blender or food processor, puree the remaining raspberries until smooth. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve over a non-reactive bowl. Push through as much of the pulp as you can, leaving the seeds behind. A food mill makes it a lot easier. Whisk the remaining ingredients, except for reserved berries and ginger ale, into the puree. Cover and refrigerate until very cold. Add ginger ale just before serving. To serve, divide the soup among chilled bowls and garnish with the reserved raspberries and sour cream, if desired. Makes 6 servings.