Showing posts with label strawberries. Show all posts
Showing posts with label strawberries. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Chess

My son asked me to teach him chess. As I set up the chess board, I couldn't remember any of the names of the pieces. I could remember where the pieces went which is a good start. Then I showed him how the pieces moved on the board. It took me several times to explain to my son that he could not place the Queen where ever on the board. He did try some fancy moves but I would send the piece back for him to try again. I didn't play him to win but to teach him the game. From his vast experience of chess, he told me that I was a pretty good chess player. He is so sweet. At least, I remember his name.
Macerated Strawberries with zest of Grapefruit
1 lb. of strawberries
1/4 cup of sugar
2 tsp of grapefruit zest

Directions:
  1. In a small bowl, mix the strawberries with sugar.
  2. Add the zest and mix well.
  3. Allow the fruit to sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.
Source Jen of Sweet Morris
Why so much sugar? It is the amount my children added before I stopped them. Why grapefruit zest? I couldn't find my lemon and it is what I had on the counter. Is it good? Oh, very good!

One year ago......................I made Mexican Chocolate Fudge-Pecan Cake.

Did you already know.........
-Chess originated from India.
-The pieces of chess are the rook, knight, bishop, queen, king, and pawn.
-The player with the white pieces goes first.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fresa Agua Fresca

Several years ago, I had a family portrait done of us. I keep it on the computer as the wallpaper. My youngest son wanted to us the computer but could not connect online. While he waited, he leaned forward to study the photo. He said to me, "Boy, do I look young." I started to laugh and I replied, "Son, you are young." My seven year leans forward and says so kindly, "Alright, boy do you guys look young." Thanks Son!
 As you can guess, I will be having an entertaining weekend with my son and family. Sunday is suppose to be beautiful. Tomorrow, I will visit my wonderful Mom. Then next day, I will be relaxing! (I have to take advantage of this since the only other day I am pampered is my birthday!) I wish you a Happy Mother's Day weekend too! If you are planning to make a meal for your Mom, I highly recommend this drink. If your Mom doesn't like strawberries, you can try maybe blueberries and lemons. If your Mom likes some rum, it would be a nice addition. The kids couldn't get enough of this drink. The pitcher was gone within minutes. I have already said this is a must on our menu for the picnic. 
Fresh Strawberry Water Drink
2 cups water
15 oz. bag of frozen strawberries, unthawed
2 limes
1/4 cup sugar

Directions:
  1. In a blender, add the water and strawberries.
  2. Process until smooth.
  3. Squeeze the juice of the two limes into the strawberry mixture.
  4. Add the sugar to the desired sweetness.
  5. Blend well and drink!
Recipe adapted from Myrecipes website.
Did you already know....
 -Fresca is the Spanish word for fresh.
-Agua is the Spanish word for water.
- Fresa is the Spanish word for strawberries. It also is a slang word for a preppy person.
She is making faces in the background!
Happy Mother's Day!

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