It’s a miracle I’m still alive after having become an unmasterful chef… I’ve managed to slice, dice, burn, poison, trip, drop, kick, cuss, and smack my way through at least 8 of my lives. If I was a cat I’d only have one life left. The latest (aside from the chili versus cayenne kerfuffle) was using rotted flour that expired in the year 2005. I just found it down in the “fruit” room and used it, which is SO unlike me because I swear they could make me the expiration date pol-eese and I could manage to put everyone in the world in expiration date prison. I’m super strict about that. Instead I insisted on making homemade low-fat/low-sodium tortillas Sunday evening with rotted flour and didn’t discover (even though it smelled to high heaven) that it was rotted until after I’d eaten half a tortilla… the whole time wondering why it tasted like the bottom of my feet after skimming cheese curds all day. I’m having convulsions thinking about it!! Despite all the idiotic things I’ve done, I have had more successes in the kitchen than failures (maybe it’s actually 50/50 or more like 40/60 or… it depends on the week!) I find it kind of an adventure/challenge to take a recipe and calorize it up to fit my calorie needs. Now, I ain’t saying anyone would want to eat most of the creations I’ve made… I’m just saying it’s been an adventure!
The latest favorite is not really a “meal,” but a low-calorie/no-sugar summer time refreshment. I was hot as HADES the other day. I’d spent the afternoon wearing all black, traipsing up and down the streets in the middle of the afternoon… When I got home, I wanted a daquiri… and stat. A.) I don’t drink… and 2.) a regular virgin daquiri would have been 3 billion calories of sugar… not in my calorizing wheel house at that particular time. Instead, I found this recipe on Pinterest… Haterz gonna Hate!
- One single pack of Crystal Light (made up as package suggests). The recipe called for Raspberry Lemonade, but I didn’t have that flavor so made due with Pink Lemonade… I think it actually would have tasted better with raspberry lemonade.
- 2 cups of ice
- 1 cup of frozen raspberries
Get you a blender, throw in the ice and the raspberries and the crystal light mixed with water last. Blend…
Ta da… Instant heat relief!!! This recipe makes like 3 to 4 good-sized servings and the only calories are what’s in the raspberries. Totally going to make this again next heat stroke. I think you could probably do this with pretty much any kind of frozen fruit… totes going to have to experiment. Bottoms up, my pals! Have a great weekend! Stay safe in the kitchen!
Question of the Day: What is your favorite frozen treat?