I delight in full mailboxes--full to the brim with catalogs, magazines, and personal letters. Although...personal letters sent via snail mail are mainly a thing of the past in these days of fast technology. But I still get excited when a stray letter finds its way to my box (hint..hint).
Yesterday was a good mail day, mainly because one of my favorite magazines arrived--Southern Living--and the bright lemony front cover with a fresh lemon pie really caught my eye, especially after just seeing the lemons surrounding Stonewall's gravesite this weekend.
I've been perusing the recipe section titled "Add a Dose of Dairy" which gives tips on sneaking dairy into your diet plan. The Key Lime Frozen Yogurt* looks delish and seems relatively easy to try. Another good-looking lunch recipe in this month's issue is Grilled Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches, although probably no one else in the family would agree with me! I enjoy finding new recipes.
Here's an idea you can put into practice that may get you some new favorites for your recipe box:
When you invite friends or neighbors over for a meal, sometimes they will ask what food item they can bring to help out. I normally like to furnish the whole meal and will tell people not to bring anything--in other words, this meal is our treat to them.
Then I'll say, "Well, if you'd like...you can write down one of your favorite recipes and bring it with you. That way I'll always have something in my recipe box from you and will think of your family when I prepare it."
I often wish I had started this idea when we were first married. Think of how many different recipes I would have from all the places we've lived.
So...if you get a hankering, write me a letter, send me a recipe, or just drop me a note to say "hi." It'll sure make my day to know some treasures will be waiting for me when I go check my filled up box. :)
Key Lime Frozen Yogurt
Makes 12 servings. Prep: 5 minutes, Freeze: 30 minutes
- 1 (32-ounce) container whole milk French vanilla yogurt
- 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup Key lime juice
Whisk together all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until well blended. Pour mixture into the freezer container of a 1-1/2 quart electric ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Cover and freeze until desired firmness. (Recipe submitted by Joyce McGlaun, Abilene, Texas)
* my only change would be using skim milk yogurt rather than whole milk.