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In keeping with the Caribbean theme going on in my house this weekend, I dug deep into my memory bank to come up with an all-new, low-cal (and fat-free!) refreshing beverage.
Actually, it was lunchtime, and we were all out of soda, and I’ve never been one to drink water with meals… so I resorted to using up some leftovers from a get-together we had with friends last weekend. I found some pineapple sherbet and diet Canada Dry ginger ale, so I decided to make a personal-sized version of the punch that we served that night.
I call it a Beachy Pineapple Punch Sherbet Smoothie!
Fill a tall glass half-way with ginger ale ($3.99/12-pack or $1.79/2-liter), then add a few scoops of the ice cream ($2.75/gal Kroger brand), and wa laa — a refreshing, light beverage… with a kick.
Who says punch is only for parties?! Besides I was in the midst of my own “escape to the Caribbean” party and this hit the spot perfectly.
The best part: This recipe is so adaptable. You could substitute virtually ANY flavor of sherbet for the pineapple-flavored ice cream. (I’m looking forward to trying the Raspberry and the Rainbow sherbets.) This makes for great variety when you’re trying to watch your weight, yet you get a craving for something sweet!
(Just think of all the money we’re gonna save not running to Smoothie King every other night, Jim!)
THAT was achieved from lighting the four new sandalwood-scented candles Jim and I picked up on sale at Target last week and the Kokopelli chiminea candle-burner that we got in Arizona a few weeks ago.
Ahhhh, pure relaxation!
And, more than that… that I actually took the time to BLOG about it?!?!
Well THAT, my friends, is the story of my life — as told by a lonely housewife who’s got far too much time on her hands… and a good sense of humor.
Here’s to turning something average and mundane into an out-of-the-ordinary experience in YOUR world.
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