Monday Menus (late again)

It’s still summer, though it’s beginning to cool down. I have two recipes which remind me of summer, which I should post before it isn’t any more. I hope I haven’t posted them before. If so, sorry to be redundant. I have favorites which I use over and over.

Six Cup Fruit Salad

This salad is easy to make and yummy. Obviously, you can expand it for a crowd. Since cans do not come in even cups, I usually expand it a little anyway to fit the whole can amount.

1 cup pineapple chunks, drained

1 cup mandarin oranges, drained

1 cup grapes

1 cup coconut

1 cup sour cream

1 cup marshmallows (miniature or big ones cut into quarters, which supposedly gives more flavor, but not necessarily a big enough difference to be worth theeffort of cutting them up)

Mix all together. That’s it. The juice clinging to the pineapple and mandarin oranges will thin the sour cream. But if they’re not drained well enough, it will turn out runny.

Brazilian Lemonade

This is actually limeade, which makes a fun change from the usual lemonade.

2 limes

1/2 cup sugar

3 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)

3 cups water

ice

Wash limes thoroughly. Cut off the ends and slice into eight wedges. Place limes in a blender with the sugar, sweetened condensed milk, water, and ice.

Blend , pulsing five times. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove rinds and seeds. Serve immediately over ice.

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