Southern Sea Breeze Smoothie ¼ cup crème de menthe ¼ cup lemon or lime juice ¼ cup commercial sweetened lime juice (you will find this in the cocktail makings in your supermarket.) 1 pint vanilla ice cream 1 quart lemon-lime beverage (Sprite, etc.) or ginger ale (I prefer lemon lime beverage) Lime and lemon slice Sprigs of mint 4 Tall slender glasses would be ideal with this recipe. If you don’t have them, use what you have. Combine the crème de menthe and juices. Mix well. Spoon ½ cup of the vanilla ice cream into each of the 4 glasses. Pour 1 cup of lemon-lime beverage into each of these glasses over the ice cream. Garnish with lemon, lime and mint sprigs. This is beautiful to have a pitcher already prepared with this wonderful concoction. Just picture your picnic table adorned with this beverage.
Strawberry Delight Cake This cake is nothing more than a 1-2-3-4 cake recipe with a custard sauce as a filling, topped with sweetened strawberries and then topped with sweetened whipped cream. This is a gorgeous cake when decorated with strawberries. You can tell I love custard. 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar 4 eggs, separated 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon almond flavoring 2 quarts strawberries-sliced in halves and sweetened to taste with 1 cup powdered sugar Note: Some folks like to use granulated sugar to sweeten strawberries. Granulated sugar does not dissolve as well. Keep the strawberries in the refrigerator until ready to use. (Save out some of the prettiest whole strawberries to garnish with.) 2 half-pints heavy cream whipped until stiff peaks and sweetened to taste with ½ cup powdered sugar Cake Batter: Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy.