I know it doesn't look like much in the too big bowl, but that simple scoop of heaven was a perfect way to end a very full but great weekend.
Shawna Herring. I just love her and her work. The pictures are Hot! and fun at the same time. We had a great time and can't wait to see our upcoming wedding in print.
Next up, my mother and grandmother came in town for a quick visit. Well, actually it was for my mother's birthday and I wanted to cook her dinner. I suggested she come over to my house. Unfortunately it's not just down the street as I'd love, it's a 4 1/2 hour drive. But my mom being my mom (and I being the only child) said she would love to.
I served this and this was dessert (per her request). I really kind of had my own "staplehouse" thing going on with my grandmother, a couple of cousins, my girlfriend and her son all added to the mix. Things weren't as fluid as "staplehouse" but that's okay when it's just family and friends. All in all, everything turned out lovely and the food was enjoyed by all. Most importantly, the birthday girl was full and happy.
Then add a book club meeting (this was our book for the month, an excellent read) and a tennis match (won 6-2, 6-3) to the weekend, and the only way to end it was delving into a nice bowl of sorbet on a not so hot summer evening.
Strawberry Mango Sorbet
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 quart strawberries, rinsed and halved
1 mango, diced
1 tablespoon vodka
juice of 1 lime
In a medium saucepan, bring sugar and water to boil. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved and then set aside to cool.
In a food processor or blender, combine the remaining ingredients (strawberries, mango, vodka and lime juice) and puree. When the sugar mixture has cooled, add to the strawberry puree. Using an ice cream maker, mix and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Enjoy
adapted by sugarlaws