Saturday, August 1, 2020

Lyn Cote's Mom's Nameless Summer Recipe

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I am a foodie and I married a foodie and we raised two foodies. When my son was engaged to be married, I asked him what my future dil's favorite foods were so I would make what she liked. His reply; "She doesn't really have any favorites."

I'm afraid that there was a very pregnant pause. The thought that someone didn't have a favorite food dumbfounded me.

My favorite food is of course watermelon. Always has been, always will be. If you want a chunk of watermelon all summer long, my refrigerator is the place to go. We eat at least 1 a week. My brother and I used to go through 2 a week as kids!

For every celebration, our family has favorite foods. Also for every season we have favorite foods.

But my family was outclassed by my husband's clan.

I remember when I married my dh that I was a bit astounded that his family celebrated each birthday with not one, but two birthday cakes and with one or two kinds of ice cream. And then I figured out why!

The Cote family motto is "I'll have a little bit of each." I've threatened to cross stitch that and hang it on the wall of --where else?--our kitchen!

Well, I love my daughter-in-law and my son was wrong--she is a foodie. 

So here's one of my favorite summer desserts which was an original recipe by my mom. Therefore it doesn't have a fancy title or any title really. Maybe you'll post a suggested title for me.

2 small packages of orange JELLO
2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
1/2 pint of fresh washed blueberries
1/2 cantaloupe, cubed or balled

Prepare JELLO according to package directions. Then while still warm, stir in ice cream, then berries, then melon. Chill and serve. If served as salad, plain. If served as dessert, top with whipped cream.
This is beautiful to the eye, takes advantage of some of the in season summer fruits and it's delicious.
So what should we call it? I need a name for it.


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  1. I'll have to try that recipe. Sounds good.

  2. I have no idea what to call it either, but it sounds delish. :)

  3. It is good. I'm not a fan of orange jello but in this it shines. I was thinking Dreamsicle Delight. What do you think?

  4. Your recipe looks perfect for this time of year. Thank you! And I was thinking Dreamsicle, so great fit.