From This Side of the Pond and get the questions from Joyce, then answer them on your own blog. Here are this week's questions:
1. The sweetness of summer...where have you found it recently? If you're in the Southern hemisphere, feel free to tell us about the sweetness you're finding in winter.
2. Take your sweet time, sweet tooth, home sweet home, short but sweet, the sweet smell of success, sweet talk...choose a sweet idiom and tell us how it fits your life currently?
3. Sweet as honey, sweet as sugar, or sweet as pie, which phrase do you use when a sweet phrase is called for? What's the last sweet treat you indulged in?
I guess I would probably say "sweet as pie". The last sweet treat I indulged in was a piece of ice cream sandwich dessert left from Sunday.
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Would you like the recipe? I've shared it here in years gone by, but it's been a long time. I had originally planned to make a berry shortcake trifle to serve to friends at Sunday lunch, but the weather was so exceedingly hot and humid that I went the easy route. I left off the toffee bits and chocolate topping this time, because I wanted to top the squares with a berry medley when serving. As you will see, it's a very easy and adaptable recipe!
HEAVENLY ICE CREAM SANDWICH DESSERT
12 ice cream sandwiches
12 ounces of frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 pkg. toffee bits (made by Hershey’s, found near the chocolate chips in the baking aisle)
Chocolate ice cream topping to drizzle on when serving
Line a 13x9-inch pan with ice cream sandwiches, cutting to fit if necessary. Spread the whipped topping over the ice cream sandwiches, then sprinkle the toffee bits over the topping. Freeze for 6-8 hours or overnight (or longer).
When ready to serve, cut the dessert in squares. Drizzle chocolate topping on decoratively when serving. Yield: 10-12 servings.
4. First thing that comes to mind when you hear the word fidget?
Ha ha! my hubby! Especially when he is talking, he is nearly always fidgeting with something: straightening a placemat, kicking a throw rug into place -- I can't even think of all the ways now. But it's just a part of who he is. He says: "Keeps me thin!" and he's probably right. Maybe I should take up fidgeting.
5. Share with us one of your favorite childhood travel memories.
This was wintertime travel -- a day trip -- but it is a favorite memory. My aunt and uncle took my brother and me to Boston to see the Ice Capades. I'm thinking it was 1961 or 1962. We traveled from New Hampshire to Boston on the train. The Ice Capades show was amazing, but every bit as much fun was the truly nice restaurant they took us to for dinner. The nicest restaurant I had ever been in at that point in life.
|Memory from a much more recent day trip|
Let's see. You've all seen this one before, but it seems especially relevant this summer.