Wednesday, July 29, 2020

~Summer Colors~

O.K., we are having another heat wave !  Today is Day 5 !  Being outside has not been very comfortable, but the flowers in our gardens do not seem to mind the readings on our thermometer.  Well, we are making sure they have water.  I'm sure that makes it a lot easier for them.

On Monday the very last Salmon Daylily blossomed!  It is unusual not to look out our window and see a large quantity of salmon colored blossoms every day.

The Zinnia, Vinca and Marigold seeds that we planted in the late Spring are also producing colorful flowers!!

We plant the Zinnia seeds saved from the previous year's crop.  This year we purchased some Marigold and Vinca seeds, because it was unclear if and when we would locate the plants to buy.  Later, bright yellow Marigold plants were also purchased, but there were no Vinca plants.  It's taken a while for these seeds to prosper, but the flowers are now popping out!

We are enjoying them!


Friday, July 24, 2020

Strawberry Simply Delicious

Strawberry Simply Delicious!
This is a perfect dessert on a hot day and it is hot today!  This dessert is refreshing and so good!  It's Simply Delicious!  There are only 3 ingredients needed:  a box of flavored gelatin, vanilla ice cream and water.  Oh, whipped cream on top is added, so I guess 4 ingredients are needed.

Strawberry Simply Delicious!
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The water is boiled, the gelatin is added and stirred in.  Then, the ice cream is stirred in, too.  Actually, I whisk it in, so everything is combined quickly.  Then, pour into dessert dishes or coffee mugs and refrigerate for a few hours.   Lime flavored or Strawberry flavored are our favorites.  Lemon or Raspberry flavors are delicious, too.  My gelatin of choice is JELL-O!  If I have strawberry ice cream in our freezer, I combine it with the strawberry gelatin.  I will be whipping up a batch this afternoon to enjoy tonight after dinner.  So good!!

Strawberry Simply Delicious 

(1) 3 ounce box Strawberry flavored gelatin
(1) Cup Water, boiled
(1) Cup Vanilla Ice Cream

***Whipped Cream to add on top, before serving

  1. Place flavored gelatin in mixing bowl.
  2. Add (1) Cup boiling hot Water.
  3. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. 
  4. Add (1) Cup Vanilla Ice Cream, stir or whisk until ice cream is dissolved.
  5. Pour into serving dishes.
  6. Refrigerate several hours.
  7. Add a dollop of whipped cream on top before serving.
A quick dessert to prepare and a refreshing dessert to enjoy on a hot day!


Saturday, July 4, 2020

July 4th!

Have a safe 
4th of July!!!


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020!

Salmon Daylily!
Today was the day!  It's July 1, 2020!  Every year in the early Spring I watch the leaves of the Salmon Daylilies pop up from the ground.  As the weeks go by the leaves become longer.  Then, stalks appear.  Each stalk grows in length and then has buds.  That's a sign that flowers will be on the way.  Soon they open. 

The beautiful sight began today when the first Salmon Daylily bud blossomed!!  It looks like 3 more flowers will appear tomorrow!