Friday, June 22

Recipe File: Yellow Snow

Beware. Teenaged girls haunt my kitchen tonight, and they're playing blender games. Seventh Child loves that our blender makes swirly light Utah-quality snow; she vowed to prove it to her BFF.

It seems I have budding raw chefs at work. They’re blending fools, these girls! And they’ve invented a new treat that's actually good enough to be shared. They call it Yellow Snow -- in all innocence, I'm sure.

1 orange, peeled
1 pitted date
1/2C pineapple chunks
2C crushed ice

Place fruit in bottom of blender, ice on top. Blend in 15-second bursts until smooth. Garnish with grated orange peel. Makes one Better-Than-7-11 Slurpee.

They're staying up all night, I expect. Good thing we don't stock booze in this house; Dad's upstairs now hiding the cough syrup.

Nutritional count:
Calories: 172
Carbs: 46
Protein: 1
Calcium: 9
Potassium: 488