Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day Fun

Dad brought over some beautiful roses for us on Friday.  The girls immediately filled a vase and arranged them on our table!
Lemon Granita, tart, sweet and COLD! (It looks creamy, but it is not!)

Arugula Salad with Radish, Green Onions, Lemon Dressing and Tortilla Chips
Strawberries and Carambola
Our Valentine's Day meal followed by viewing the movie Die Hard!  Homemade bread, fresh strawberries with carambola, Timballo, arugula salad and lemon granita.  Yummy meal.

Granita Recipe
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
4 juiced lemons

Boil the water and add the sugar.  Stir until dissolved.  Cool in refrigerator until cold. Meanwhile, clear out freezer space and place a large pyrex 9x9 or 12x9 pan (or close to that size) in the freezer with a metal fork.
Once sugar syrup is cold, stir in lemon juice and pour into the frozen pan.  Keep fork into the pan.  In 45 minutes, return to freezer and stir pan, breaking up ice crystals.  Return to freezer every 30 minutes and stir each time.  Mixture will start to look like snow!  This is perfect.  This procedure takes about 3 hours to freeze (about 30 minutes more for the first step the sugar syrup to get cold).  I usually plan to start it in the morning for an evening meal.  Delicious and refreshing.  It is popular in southern Italy and Greece during the summer months.  We love it all year round!

1 comment:

M said...

What happened to the sappy movie??