Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lemon Shakes!

Lemon Shakes sound like a delicious summer treat!  Plus, I never know what to do with my extra buttermilk.  I may have to try it out while the weather is still warm.  I found the recipe at Old Fashioned Tips.

Lemon Shake

Put 3 cups chilled buttermilk , 1/2 cup cold lemon juice, pinch of salt, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp. lemon rind, 2 small scoops ice cream into mixer. Shake or beat thoroughly. Serve at once with a dash of ginger. Makes about 1 quart

Snack Cracker Mix

This recipe looks simple but delicious.  I found it on the Old Fashioned Tips blog.

Snack Cracker Mix


2 cups oyster crackers

1 cup mini pretzels

1 cup square cheese crackers like Cheeze-Its

3/4 cup vegetable oil

1 (1 ounce) package dry Ranch-style dressing mix

1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Whisk together the oil, dressing mix, lemon pepper and garlic powder. Pour over the crackers in a large bowl, and stir until coated. Place the crackers evenly on a large baking sheet or two if needed. Bake in the preheated 275 degrees F oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool before storing in a resealable plastic bag.

Notes: I often use garlic pepper in place of the lemon pepper and garlic powder-- using 1/2-1 tsp. to spice this up. Another variation is to use garlic powder AND 1/2 tsp. of Cajun seasoning.

The cracker mixture can vary depending on your family's tastes.

Summer Party Invitations

With two summer babies, I know I have a lot of summer birthday parties in my future.  Here's another GREAT project from the Idea Room.

Popsicle Invitations!