Mama’s Favorite Fruit Salad

And now, brought to you by way of tablet and stylus, and just in time for Memorial Day cookouts and events: My mother Celia’s favorite fruit salad. It is quick, easy, and better the next day.  No measuring – one of those add more of this if you like this and less of this if you like something else better.  The pineapple juice adds a nice flavor and keeps the bananas from turning dark.

Simple, naturally sweet, pretty and cool.  In the upcoming heat, cool and simple are the operative words.  I have been known to eat this for my supper as well as my breakfast.  With strawberries at the peak of their season, this is a scrumptious eat.  Let the flavors blend for a couple of hours.  Enjoy!  The picture is from Pin Interest.  It shows one option for serving.  We just put in a bowl and serve, but for Memorial Day or July 4, this is nice.

Mama’s Favorite Fruit Salad
1 qt. strawberries, washed, hulled and halved or quartered
2 – 4 bananas, depending on size
1 large can pineapple chunks or tidbits in their juice
***Optional: pint of washed blueberries. sliced kiwi, watermelon (if eaten the same day)

Depending on size of berries, halve or quarter. Cut bananas into 1/2 inch chunks. Place in large non-reactive bowl and add pineapple chunks and juice. Toss gently to coat bananas well with the pineapple juice. Chill. Eat. Done!

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Snow Cream!!!!

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Okay, it isn’t the dead of winter but yesterday, we finally had a snow that was a real snow and worthy of making snow cream. What is snow cream? It is ice cream made of snow. Very simple but delicious stuff. You can flavor it or not. I prefer the simple vanilla snow cream from my childhood.  Some of you may get more snow.  If not, wait for next year and fix it every chance you get.  You can add fruit, sprinkles, cocoa…..whatever.  Enjoy!!

I tell you, life doesn’t get any better.  A bowl of snow cream being eaten by the fireplace and watching the NCAA tournament – especially Duke beating Creighton!

How to Make

1 cup of milk, cream, half and half, evaporated milk – your choice.  I use half and half.

1 – 2  teaspoons vanilla

1/2 – 1 cups sugar

CLEAN Snow 

Mix the milk, vanilla and sugar, until sugar is dissolved.  Pre-mix the first three ingredients. Then put on your warm clothes and go outside to collect the snow. Snow melts quickly!  Mix this up outside.  Don’t pack the snow, just scoop it up in a large bowl. Slowly add the snow to your mixture, stirring constantly, until it is as thick as ice cream. Now it is ready to eat and enjoy. 

Be sure you use clean snow.  Use snow that is fluffy and not partially frozen from sleet and rain.

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