Saturday, July 2, 2011

Scrumptious Saturday

This is a new feature I've decided to start doing each weekend for This Whole Mommy Thing. One of my favorite things to do, especially on the weekends, is bake. It's a passion I've developed over the years, especially for desserts and cupcakes, and as a mommy, it's a passion I look forward to sharing with my children. Each Saturday I'll post a fun recipe for a sweet treat...and for those of you who think candy is dandy but liquor is quicker, I'll share an interesting cocktail idea :)

Yesterday on the Facebook page, I shared a recipe for a 4th of July cocktail and cupcake idea. Today I'm going to share another set of recipes as well. Enjoy!

This one is always a classic for 4th of July...
Red White and Blue Jello Pie
you'll need....
1 premade graham cracker pie crust
1 packet of blue Jello, any flavor
1 packet of red Jello, any flavor
1 tub of Cool Whip
sliced fresh strawberries
fresh blueberries
1 cup of ice cubes
1 1/2 cups boiling water

Add 3/4 cup of the boiling water to the packet of blue Jello mix, and stir for 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of ice cubes and stir until the ice is completely melted. Pour the Jello into the pie crust, and put it in the fridge for about 5-10 minutes, so that the Jello sets up, but does not totally firm.
Add the rest of the boiling water to the red Jello mix, stir for 2 minutes, then add the remaining ice cubes. Let the Jello cool for about 5 minutes to thicken, but not completely set (i.e. don't put the red Jello in the fridge).
Top the blue Jello with a thick layer of Cool Whip (make sure the Cool Whip is nicely chilled, don't pull it from the fridge before you're ready to use it). Then pour the red Jello mixture over top of the Cool Whip, and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Before serving, top the pie with any remaining Cool Whip, and decorate with fresh strawberry slices and blueberries. Enjoy!

And now, a great cocktail...
Blue Bikini Martini
you'll need...
1.5 ounces of Gin
1 teaspoon of Peach Schnapps
1.5 ounces of Blue Curacao

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a frozen or well chilled strawberry.

Bon Appetit Mommy friends!

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