Last weekend we visited our best friends from college days. They live in a town that is only about a four hour drive from our home, but we don't see them as much as we would like. When our two boys and their three children were younger, we vacationed together every few years and have some great stories and running gags from those trips. All it takes to get the entire crowd laughing is for someone to say "minner cheese," an inside joke from a long-ago trip to Hot Springs. Since all the children are grown and our friends' children have little ones of their own, we were past due for a get together.
|A Chef in the Making|
What a celebration we had that night with 16 and two more on the way! And even though we call them friends, the term chosen family is a better fit. When generations come together to play, laugh and learn from each other, paletas are a tasty treat, but extraneous for joy abounding. The pleasure is in the work of furthering relationships and sharing passions with the next generation. I recommend bringing children into the kitchen. It's a recipe for discovering fun!
|Sweet Watermelon Paleta|
|Healthy Treat for a Growing Boy|
Mango Lime Recipe
|Enjoying the Fruits of Her Labor|
1 lime, zest and juice
1/4 cup sugar or to taste
2 t fresh ginger grated or 1 t ground ginger
Combine mango chunks, the zest and juice of 1 lime, sugar and ginger in blender or Cuisinart and pulse until smooth. Divide evenly into molds. Add sticks and freeze 4-6 hours.