June 26, 2008

One of our favoRED things.....

Big Red Ice Cream! Cold, sweet, yummy and delicious! There is nothing better on a hot Summer day than a bowl of Big Red ice cream. We have been making this for at least 30 years in my family and it's still our favored. Don't know what Big Red is? It's kind of a red cream soda. Big Red is actually the brand name in Texas. I guess you could use a substitute, some people I know use Orange Crush and pineapples. That would never fly around here. Give it a try, here's the recipe.

Big Red Ice Cream
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
2 small pkgs frozen, sliced strawberries, thawed
1 (2 litre) bottle Big Red
Electric or hand crank ice cream maker, rock salt, ice
Open milk, pour it in the cylinder, add the strawberries to the milk, pour in Big Red to the fill line on the container. Start freezing. That's it! Enjoy! jt

June 21, 2008

JP and all his girls

Everyone always says, poor JP. All alone with all those girls. Surrounded by nail polish, lipstick and feminine products. It must be terrible. He probably never gets to speak. Never gets to watch sports. I bet he even has to use shampoo that smells like Apple Blossoms or Peaches. Poor JP.

Poor JP! You have got to be kidding me. This man is KING! From the time they were old enough to talk, they asked for him, they preferred him. They adore him. He can do no wrong. This man has got it all... He is the True Ruler of the Women.

the disgruntled queen,

June 20, 2008

Same Model, Different Year

Let me introduce you to My Girls.

JL, age 24
JR, age 22
JM, age 20
JB, age 17
and sweet lil' VK, age 1
(JL is her mommy)

When JL was born she had the most adorable red peach fuzz all over her head. Marking herself a redhead from the very first moment of life. She was beautiful. I know that everyone thinks their child is beautiful, but seriously people, few newborns are beautiful, but JL truly was. JL arrived 3 weeks early and a total of 11 minutes after I arrived at the hospital. And so I soon realized that was how life was going to be... impatient from the beginning, and with a redhead temperament too. So begins my tale of 25 years and counting of demanding redheads.

JR was born a short 2 years later. Arriving in a similar manner as her older sister. JR too was beautiful and covered in red peach fuzz. Did I mention that neither my husband or myself have red hair? Any how, JR looked so very much like JL. But not exactly. You know, the same nose, the same eyes, the same hair, the same chin. But it was just kinda put together a little differently. That's when the phrase was born. "Same Model, Different Year".

JM was born 2 1/2 years later, then followed by JB 3 years after that. And you know the story. Same beautiful baby. Same red peach fuzz. Same nose. Same eyes. Same chin. Quick delivery. Impatient. Same disposition!

Now more than 20 years have come and gone since the very beginning and a whole new gene pool has come into the mix and lil' VK was born. But guess what? "Same Model, Different Year". A little different in a few places, not completely sure if the hair will be NATURALLY red (apparently there are other colors than red, who knew?), but pretty much the same baby. But this time, we got dark beautiful eyebrows!

It's good to be Queen of the Women,