I have an idea and hopefully I have twenty some years to get it done. I'll need that much time! I want to make a cookbook for my children. Thus the name My Mama's Food. It has several meanings, for the entries in my journal it will mean me, my children's Mama. For me it means my dear Mom, their Mama Lu, for most of the recipes come from her and my grandma's and great grandmas. I do most of my cooking without a recipe, but sometimes they just need to be written down if we do not want them to be lost for future generations. When I left home I would have treasured a book like this, written by my Mom, so I want to try and do it for my children. I want to include photos of the kids helping me in the kitchen as they grow and eat what we make. What memories they will have when cooking in their own kitchen's and teaching their children to cook and sharing these memories with them and showing them pictures of themselves learning to cook with their Mama. I think it's a grand idea, now if I can pull it off!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Orange Julius

I think this is the best yet Orange Julius...with ice cream! I love an orange julius and ice cream so why not make an ice cream orange julius? I loved making these on hot summer days when I was a kid; I'd spend most of the day care free and swimming in the back yard with my 5 siblings. Those were the days! This morning I took the kids to the water park for kids day and an orange sounded so good when we got home! Katya slurped hers up so fast and said this is so good Mom, I need more!

Ice Cream Orange Julius
Fill a 6 Cup blender 1/2 full of vanilla ice cream, not too tightly packed, but not too loose either.
About 6 ice cubes or so.
Almost 3/4 can frozen concentrate orange juice.
About 1C milk.
2-3 T sugar.

Now, I always just make this up as I go along and taste and add, taste and ad. We like to drink ours,  not runny, somewhat thick, but still drinkable, straws would be fun, but I didn't have any.

You may need to add a little more milk, better go less you can always add more after you taste it or it's just too thick to blend.
Enjoy! ~ Angela

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