Sunday, May 27, 2007

We're still cookin'.....

We may be out but we aren’t down! DS#2 is still recovering from his bought of pneumonia so we had to stay home while the rest of the family was off at our church’s Annual Memorial Day Picnic (complete with a softball game in the afternoon). DS#2 and I decided to get a jump on dinner…or rather, dessert! I used a recipe from the wonderful FREE Kraft Food & Family Summer 2007 magazine that came in the mail last week.

DS #2, who is 5, was able to easily do most of the work. It was his 1st time using the hand mixer and he was pretty excited about that and kept calling it the driller.

The recipe that we chose was Lemonade Stand Pie, which will go great with our dinner of Grilled Greek Chicken and Greek Isle Pasta Salad (recipes that also came from F&F):

Lemonade Stand Pie
1/3 cup Country Time Lemonade Flavored drink mix
½ cup cold water
2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
1 tub (8 oz) Cool Whip – thawed
1 graham pie crust

Place drink mix in large bowl. Add water; stir until mix is dissolved. Add ice cream. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Freeze if necessary, until mixture is thick enough to mound.

Spoon into crust

Freeze at least 4 hours or overnight until firm. Remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving. Let stand at room temperature until pie can easily be cut. Store leftovers in freezer.

BTW, if you don’t receive Food & Family you can request your own FREE subscription at: . The recipes are simple, require generally few ingredients and time to prepare and are tasty. I have found them perfect recipes for our kids in the kitchen times.


  1. Happy Memorial day to You! What a delight to se your little one in the kitchen! It brought back such sweet memories to me of my sons when they were young! Now at 18,21 &23 each of them can pretty much cook anything. My eldest son Mikie is even more daring and creative in the kitchen then me. The pie sounds yummy! Lemon desserts are such a refreshing end to a meal! Take care. Lori

  2. Sweet picture! It would make a wonderful scrapbook page, along with the recipe.

  3. Sounds wonderful! I'm catching up on the past entries, I fell embarrasingly behind (broken wrist among other madhouse things) - not a good excuse as I can type *grin*

    I hope everyone is feeling much better and ready for summer vacations. Take care! - claudia


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