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Red Shoe Ramblings » Holidaa-aay…Celebraa-aate!

Holidaa-aay…Celebraa-aate!


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(Sorry, channeling vintage Madonna there in the subject line.)

So, this week over at Create a Connection, Melba realized she’d had a little mix-up and didn’t have a Getting to Know You host for July. She asked for some emergency questions and I sent some. So did Holly and she also volunteered to host for the month. So hers are the official questions of the week, but I’m answering the ones I sent instead because hey…I sent them, so I must’ve wanted to talk about them, yes?

I was originally going to answer both sets, but that was making the post too long, so maybe I’ll answer Holly’s questions tomorrow or Sunday.

It’s a summer holiday and you’ve been invited to a big family-and-friends potluck celebration. What would you bring? (Feel free to share the recipe if it’s super-good!)

I think I’ll bring a Key Lime Pie because it’s cool and tart and summery tasting, plus it’s super-easy so I don’t have to spend much time in the kitchen. This is a recipe I got during one of my visits to Key West.

Nellie and Joe’s Key Lime Pie

9″ Graham cracker crust
(I go for easy and buy the Keebler one that says “2 extra servings”, but if
you want to do this part from scratch, just find any recipe for making a
graham cracker crust and pat it into a 9″ pie plate)

2 cans sweetened condensed milk (14 oz. each)
6 egg yolks (discard the whites or use them for something else)
1 cup key lime juice, fresh or bottled (you can use regular lime juice in a pinch, but it’ll change the taste a little - for authentic Key Lime Pie, you need to find Key Lime juice)

Heat the oven to 350 F.

Combine the sweetened condensed milk and the egg yolks in a bowl and blend
until smooth. Add the key lime juice a little at a time, blending until smooth. Pour into the graham cracker crust. Bake 20 minutes. Allow the pie to sit at room temperature at least 10 minutes before refrigerating. Makes about 8 servings. (If you want, you can garnish with whipped cream or lime slices “for pretty” but it doesn’t need it for taste.)

Once you’re there at this imaginary holiday party, how would you spend most of your time?

I’d be the one wandering around talking to people, a glass of something cold in my hand (maybe with alcohol, maybe not - depends on if I’m a driver or a passenger that day), probably nibbling on something I got while grazing the food table. I’d mostly be in the shade because I’m so white I practically glow in the dark, so even with sunscreen the summer sun can sometimes be too much of a good thing for me. If I felt a bit more energetic and there was dancing, you might find me there, and I’ve been known to be talked into a game or two of horseshoes, but you won’t find me playing volleyball or softball or anything else with “ball” in the title.

The person in charge of music is taking requests. What song would you like to hear? Would you get up and dance to it or just sit back and listen?

I’d want something with a fun beat and I’d dance if I could talk anyone else into dancing with me. Hell, in some moods I’d dance all by myself!

They’re having fireworks! Would you enjoy them or endure them? Would you help set them off or sit back and watch?

I’d enjoy watching them with just a slight edge of worry about accidents and fires, but I’d leave the mechanics of it all to someone who (hopefully) knows what he or she is doing. (See also: niggling fear of accidents and fire. I like all my fingers attached to my hands, thank you very much.)

It’s getting late and the party is breaking up. Would you be one of the first to leave, or the last person the host is pushing out the door, or somewhere in between?

Yes. :-) Really, I could be any of those three, depending on my mood, how I feel physically, how the rest of the party is going…all sorts of variables. The one thing I can tell you is that when I’m ready to go, I’m ready to GO. I can be enjoying myself immensely at a party or group thing, but then from one minute to the next I’ll go from having a great time to feeling tired or overwhelmed, and when that happens, I’m outta there ASAP. It’s one of my quirks.

If you want to answer these on your blog too, I’d love to read your answers! Leave me a comment and let me know if you did, ok? Thanks!

Here’s today’s DAT:

double orange

“Double Orange: Take Two” (clickable if you want to see it larger in a new window)

8 Responses to “Holidaa-aay…Celebraa-aate!”

  1. on 06 Jul 2007 at 2:15 pm JC

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    I love Key Lime Pie. It’s so easy even I can make it. You can get the Key limes here in the grocery, way more interesting than regular limes.

  2. on 06 Jul 2007 at 3:22 pm Star

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    This is the first post of yours to come through my blog reader. I see I’ve missed out on a lot and will have to backtrack.

    Love your double orange; is it a spider day lily?

  3. on 07 Jul 2007 at 1:27 am kristen

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    i did it :D i loved your questions! now, when are we having this party?!?

  4. on 07 Jul 2007 at 5:20 am Brenda

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    I’ve been a little distracted over the past couple of weeks with the Sydney Quilt Show. Then it suddenly dawned on me that I was missing something - my daily dose of RSR. Commiserations on migrating your blog. I’ve reset my RSS subscription and look forward to future RSR installments.

  5. on 07 Jul 2007 at 10:05 am Sequana

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    I haven’t tried to comment before, but I’ve gotten every single one of your blog posts thru my Bloglines thru all the transfer trouble.
    The thing about computer problems is that they could be coming from any direction and once you try to figure out which one, you soon forget which others you’ve tried, or mix up the first few……know what I mean?
    I once shut myself out of my system cause I filled out the Administrator section incorrectly, and it took 4 days til I was able to get in again. So I feel for ya.

  6. on 07 Jul 2007 at 12:45 pm Sacred Suzie

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    I love the sound of that key lime pie, good choice Deb!

  7. on 10 Jul 2007 at 8:32 am rissa

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    Good golly miss molly….am I ever late in answering! It was an interesting set of questions too. The Key Lime pie sounds lovely.

    http://blog.prettyimpressivestuff.com/?p=58

  8. on 10 Jul 2007 at 8:32 am rissa

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    Good golly miss molly….am I ever late in answering! It was an interesting set of questions too. The Key Lime pie sounds lovely.

    http://blog.prettyimpressivestuff.com/?p=583