Saturday, April 24, 2010

Green Stuff

I only remembered it was Earth Day this week because I walked into the bank and everyone was wearing green. (I'm on Spring break, remember, so I don't care what the date is. This week only.) I made a smart-alecky comment, and the reply I got pretty much clued me in. Got it. And I wasn't wearing green. Oops. (Do I even own any green? I don't think so, because I didn't wear green on St. Patrick's Day either.)

Anyway, I'm a big fan of Earth, so Earth Day is great too. Once I posted about my trip to Washington D.C. for Earth Day on the Capitol lawn. This year? We ate lettuce.

I thought to myself, "Green, green, green. . .What do I have that's green?"

a sampling of the lettuce varieties

My garden! Full of lettuce. Lots of lettuce. So, I went out and harvested me some lettuce. Eight varieties. And for dinner we had ginormous salads and a roasted chicken. Mostly salad. And my kids were great sports about the piles I put on their plates. (Well, except for Conor. He no likey "leaves".)

And for dessert? Well, it was Family Movie Night, so we had to have dessert, so in honor of Earth Day, we had a green dessert. It was yummy. You could make it too.

Cool Lime Pie

1 8oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
6 oz. limeade concentrate
4 drops food coloring
1 carton (8oz) frozen whipped topping
1 graham cracker crust
1 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
mandarin oranges, optional

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth. Add limeade and food coloring. Fold in half of the whipped topping (or you can make your own whipped cream). Pour into crust. Cover and refrigerate for two hours. Garnish with kiwi, oranges, and whipped cream.
6-8 servings


Braden Bell said...

Holy cow I'm jealous of your lettuce! I've been so busy I only got mine in last night and it will probably get hot soon so it won't be great. That lettuce really looked great.

YogaNana said...

So pleased you're still *observant*!

Anonymous said...

beautiful lettuce. I had some when it was colder -- too hot now, and will plant some in the fall again. Now I have some broccoli and cauliflower about ready to harvest!