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Mmm, mmm good.

Well, a quick calendar check has me nodding with recognition at my desire for salt and sweet and soda. No to the soda (I've almost completely eliminated that from my diet, go me!) but I think this afternoon is going to need some of the following foods. (My foodie mag came in the mail yesterday. It's like they know.)

Margarita Popsicles

3/4 C sugar
3/4 C freshly squeezed lime juice (fresh! don't use that bottle stuff!)
1/2 C water
2 T freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 T freshly squeezed orange juice (okay, we get it.)
2 T tequila (too much and it won't freeze properly)

Combine the sugar, lime juice, water , lemon juice and orange juice in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and let stand until cool. Pour into a blender, add the tequila. Pour into popsicle molds (6) and cover. Freeze overnight or until solid. Roll in kosher salt and lime zest for extra zing. (I bet you could use frozen concentrated limeade and speed this puppy up... I'll report back. :D )

Mojito Popsicles

1/4 C lime juice
1/2 C sugar
2 C water
5 T light rum
3 large mint springs, coarsely chopped

Combine first 4 ingredients into bowl and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add mint. Pour into 4 popsicle molds, freeze until solid.

Kahlua Popsicles

2 C brewed espresso
1/3 C chocolate syrup
6 T sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 C low fat milk
2 T Kalhua

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Pour into 8 molds and freeze until solid. (about 6 - 8 hours)

Champagne or White Wine Popsicles

12 oz. frozen pineapple juice concentrate, thawed
1 1/2 C Champagne, or white wine (I'm thinking Riesling would be a good choice)
1/2 C water
1/4 C lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Pour into 6 molds and freeze until solid.

Watermelon Popsicles

2 C sugar
2 C water
4 pounds seedless watermelon
1 pound cucumber
juice of 2 limes
pinch of salt

Combine water and sugar in saucepan and bring to a boil; let stand until cool. Cut watermelon in chunks, discarding the rind. (duh?) Peel cucumber and cut into pieces. Pureè the watermelon and cucumber, add water/sugar syrup and process until smooth. Strain into bowl, discarding any solids. Stir in the lime juice and salt. Pour into 12 molds and freeze for 12 hours, or until solid.

Raspberry Popsicles

1 1/2 C fresh or frozen raspberries
2 C plain yogurt
1/2 C apple juice

Drop 3 berries into each of 6 molds. Process the remaining ingredients until smooth; pour into molds. Freeze until solid.

Well I know what I'm making on hot summer days. NUM.

And when Mr. S gets back from Brazil in a week, we're having a big shrimp/crawfish boil before they stop running:


6 Qts. water
4 C chicken broth
1/2 head of garlic, peeled, crushed
1 package shrimp boil mix (this would be your Tony Chachere's, fa y'all not in tha know)
1 1/2 pounds of new red potatoes, scrubbed (get the smallest you can)
4 ears of corn, cut into thirds
2 1/2 pounds shrimp in the shell (large) or equivalent in Crawfish. (Or mix 'em up, like we gone do, ooooEEE!)
salt and pepper.

BIG stock pot. Lobster for a crowd size. Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil, add potatoes and corn, simmer for 20 minutes. Add shrimp or mudpuppies and cook for 10 - 15 minutes, or until shrimp is pink and crawdads are red. (If you want Bayou flavor, add one pound of chunky-chopped Andouille sausage when you add the fish.) Drain out that water, spread a table with lots of newspaper, and dump it out. Make everyone hit the trash can with those shells. :D

Serves 6 adults with an appetite, 8-10 people if they brought stuff to share.

Okay, I'm ready to hit the lake and go sailing now. Who's coming? I've got sunblock. And... that's it. Would SOMEONE point me to food icon places? Why don't I have one??



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May. 10th, 2006 06:41 am (UTC)
ooooohh...mojito popsicles! I think I have a new favorite thing.
May. 10th, 2006 06:51 am (UTC)

I'm thinking same here!
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May. 10th, 2006 07:00 am (UTC)
For the first time in my life i'm staying spoiler free until I watch the VMars finale on my completely-legal-not-at-all-a-computer, free to air television.

I'm thinking about modding your popsicle recipes to fit maybe apple and rhubarb. Or green tea.

Question for US folks, has anyone tried that fizzy icecream that has soda water in it? I think there is also a milk as well.
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May. 10th, 2006 06:47 am (UTC)
Frogmore stew = lowcountry boil (in my neighborhood, anyway). Also, half andouille, half smoked sausage (for the wimps). I also chuck a peeled and halved onion and a couple of halved lemons into the boil water.

Now I'm hungry. *tiny fist of ragehunger*
May. 10th, 2006 06:50 am (UTC)
Oooh, I did leave out the lemon, huh? We usually put a bowl on the patio table and let people drizzle their plates with it.

I've heard it called Low Country Boil, too.

If you start walking, you'll get here in plenty of time for a week from Saturday. :D
May. 10th, 2006 06:50 am (UTC)

Those all sound yummy!! There's a popcicle shop where I live and they have over 200 flavors! Their mojito pops are amazing! I may have to stop by there today!

I need a good food icon too, so if you find a good place, let me know!
May. 10th, 2006 06:52 am (UTC)
YUM. I'm making those mojito pops later. It's bad if I have them all myself, huh?
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May. 10th, 2006 06:55 am (UTC)
Frogmore stew? I still don't understand that name. Beaufort stew or low county boil are the names I always heard for it until I left SC. But what ever you call it, it is one of the 3 foods that were most cruelly ripped out of my diet when I developed a shellfish allergy. No more shrimp'n'grits, beaufort stew, or raw oysters. That is a cruel fucking thing for the world to do to a native South Carolinian.

Also, where is the sausage in your stew? you don't make it without sausage do you?
May. 10th, 2006 07:59 am (UTC)
Frogmore stew is a river rat name. (Delta name) No shrimp'n'grits?? Oh, Smash, I'm so sorry. A boy I dated (lord, do I have good memories of him) was from Louisiana, born on the bayou, and developed an allergy to shellfish at a shrimp/ersters (heh) eatin' contest, and that was the greatest sorrow in his life. His family had a huge spreadon Lake Pontchatrain, too.

(Girl, didn't you see the Andouille sausage I stuck in there? Most people up north don't understand out need for many meats in a dish.)
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May. 10th, 2006 07:02 am (UTC)
Being of the non-American species some explanations are needed: What does T and C stand for? I'm guessing C is cup *wonders if it's the same as a European cup* but since tsp is teaspoon T can't be that. *frowns*

We've gone from 2°C to 15°C in a matter of days so cool popsicles sound yummy.

May. 10th, 2006 08:00 am (UTC)
A US cup is 8 oz - I think oz are easier to translate, yeah? And Captial T is Tablespoon. Lowercase tsp is teaspoon.

Does that help?
May. 10th, 2006 07:06 am (UTC)
Damn, I need those popsicles. I need those popsicles like now. I need those popsicles until my tongue falls off.

And then I'll need the stew because it'll be practically the only thing easy to eat without a tongue.
May. 10th, 2006 08:02 am (UTC)
(It's not really stew - you just boil them all in a pot. Like a crab boil.) As long as you don't lose your teeth, you're good.

YUMMY POPSICLES. (Is it hot out there, Schmusen? A tornado blew over last night and took all the crappy weather with it. Today is to be in the 80s and there's not a cloud in the sky. BLISS.)
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May. 10th, 2006 07:24 am (UTC)
That Khalua popsicle sounds like frozen paradise. Good qeue to start up the old freezer for summer. :D
May. 10th, 2006 08:03 am (UTC)
I'm thinking adding alcohol to childhood treats = BEST THING EVER.

(Oooh, and think of the flavor combinations: lemon juice and vodka, or butterscotch schnapps and Baileys... GUH.)
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May. 10th, 2006 07:38 am (UTC)
Kahlua. Popsicles.

Omg, can I come to texas? Please? I promise I will be very good and behave and not take hour-long showers, and omg please?
May. 10th, 2006 08:03 am (UTC)
COME. I'm making mint syrup for mojitos RIGHT NOW.
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May. 10th, 2006 08:04 am (UTC)
Didn't that sound like the best way to cool off EVER?!
May. 10th, 2006 08:07 am (UTC)
I am drooling all over myself. It ain't pretty. But YUMMM!!!
May. 10th, 2006 08:18 am (UTC)
BEAD. Can you imagine the nummy 'rita popsicles? (Maybe grate a little lime zest into the mix and make them all pretty?)

I want today:
good book
outside eating
cooling, mouth watering beverage
a pedicure.
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May. 10th, 2006 08:24 am (UTC)
Oh those popsicles sound heavenly!
May. 10th, 2006 08:28 am (UTC)
I'll report back as to the taste! *salutes*
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May. 10th, 2006 08:36 am (UTC)
It's not hot anymore! We had a bunch of tonadoes touch down just north of me (about 30 miles north of the airport, he was fine) and they blew all that muggy, nasty weather away.

Today is in the 80s, blue skies, light breeze. PERFECT.

Hi, Anne!! *hugs*
May. 10th, 2006 09:08 am (UTC)
I just looked at the two pounds of frozen organic pimentos back behind the Lean Pockets which are the staff of life for rocket powered high school seniors (four weeks! four weeks!) and though that I needed really good shrimp for something creole or Cajunish.

Julia, random and incomplete
May. 10th, 2006 09:15 am (UTC)
I believe firmly in eating something Cajun or Creole once a week, minimum.

Got some dirty rice to throw in with the pimenmtos and shrimps? :D
May. 10th, 2006 09:44 am (UTC)
What an awesome idea! I want kahlua popsicles, yay!
May. 10th, 2006 09:58 am (UTC)
you should have some! Em and I are on a mission over the next couple of weeks to find cool shaped popsicle molds. The magazine had AWESOME ones - but not a way to buy them! Boo.

I want fun ones like how bundt pans come in cool shapes.
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