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Happy Father’s Day

 

This coming Sunday, June 19th,  is officially Father’s Day. 

We are celebrating dads a bit early here at MTTD so that you can get this really cool and easy dessert to make for Father’s Day. 

MTTD  honors fathers every where today with some quotes.

 Mario Cuomo

I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example.

Ruth E. Renkel

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.  

Harmon Killebrew

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.  Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.”  “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply.  “We’re raising boys.” 

Clarence Budington Kelland

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. 

Mark Twain

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

How Do You Celebrate Father’s Day?

Tell us in the Commnets Section what you do on Father’s Day to honor your dad.

In closing a bit of father humor. Bill Cosby trying to explain finances to his TV son Theo.

     

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Recipe           Watermelon Sundaes

I have no clue where I got this recipe. I think from a colleague from when I still taught school. I have been making it about that long, forever it seems like. It is as tasty as it quick and easy.

It is also endlessly adaptable. You can vary the fruit. You can vary the ice cream. You can vary the flavorings.

For instance, I wanted lime sherbet today but the store had none. I really like the look of the pastel red of the watermelon on top of the pastel  green of the sherbet. But it was not to be. So I just bought peach sorbet. You could add vanilla flavoring fro a whole new taste.

I love recipes like this. Plus it is perfect for hot & humid days. A perfect way to chill out.

You will need either a food processor or a blender to make this recipe.

This is what you need for about 6 scoops of ice cream:

1-2 cups cubed watermelon (½ of what is pictured)

A shake or two of cinnamon

1-2 teaspoons of almond extract

Here is what you do:

Cut the watermelon into small pieces to make it easier to cut into chunks.  Remove the seeds too. In the picture below I have removed the seeds from the front row only.

Cut the big chunks into pieces removing the rind as you go. They do not have to be even sized chunks. Just cut them into pieces any which way you can.

Place the watermelon cubes in the bowl of a processor. Add the cinnamon and almond extract.

Pulse till the pieces are chunky. This does not take very long at all. Two, maybe three or four pulses at most.  Do not make a slushie. Think more of a salsa look.

The pour the chunks into a sieve to drain off as much water as possible. Remove any seeds you may have missed.

Place a scoop or two of sorbet in a dessert cup. Top with some of the watermelon chunks.

Sweet perfection.

Bon Apprtit!!!

Cost

1 cup cubed watermelon                   $2.13

A shake or two of cinnamon              $0.07

1 tspns of almond extract                  $0.70

Total cost = $2.90
Cost per serving = $0.48

Quote of the Day

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.  
Bill Cosby
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1 comment to Happy Father’s Day

  • I think Harmon Killebrew got it right. Too often we’re worried about how things look instead of how our kids feel.

    Your watermelon sundae looks delicious and so light and fresh. I might wait until it gets warmer to try it though. At the moment I’m freezing and ice cream is the last thing on my eating list. Remind me in 3 months. 🙂

    Father’s Day in Australia is not celebrated on the same day as it is in the states. I still feel American and I remember all the things my father loved to do with us. He loved making fudge and needhams and really, anything sweet. I don’t think I ever saw him make a meal but he was great at candy. Why I didn’t get the “always skinny gene” that he had I don’t know. I got his sweet tooth!

    Thanks for a lovely post.