Pink is like Red, but not quite.


The Baby Shower

We had a wonderful time decorating for a shower recently at my house. 
                       The theme was Turtles, Frogs and Fish.

The lovely wreath was made for the expectant mother by a          creative guest, her sister-in-law.


The picture was an enlarged snapshot taken at the beach for the guests to sign.
       She really liked the clothesline with all the baby things to add to her collection of gifts.

The menu included:
 Green Party Punch, Homemade Pimento Cheese sandwiches, fruit salad, Rolo and pretzel turtles, chips, dips and a lovely lemonade.
The cutest thing was the petit fours. 
We bought the plain green ones from the bakery, but they got confused when we asked for turtles or frogs on top.

So I bought pastel fondant from Wal mart and made them myself.

                                   Don't they look happy?

  First, I rolled little green fondant balls and used a toothpick to make their little smiles. I made their heads kind of "Froggy-shaped".
Next, I rolled small googly eye balls from the yellow.
Then, I  added some food color in a plastic bag with a small piece of fondant to make the black.
I just kneaded it in the bag until it was absorbed, rolled the balls, made them flat and put the tiny black centers for those eyes.
 It all attached with a swipe of water on a tiny paintbrush to make them stick.
 Then I sat the frogs in tiny circles of light blue rolled fondant and let them dry overnight.

       I used cookie frosting to attach them just before party-time.

          Each one looked different and I think they were precious.



I like this one.
I am painting again, and want to get my creative thoughts organized.
Mississippi has so much talent to offer, and I want to join in.
I am in good company.


Looks Tasty! Redhead Drink!

Red drink
3 pounds strawberries, hulled and coarsely chopped
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons citrus vodka
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 cup chilled Riesling
  1. In a bowl, toss the strawberries with the sugar and let stand, stirring occasionally, until the strawberries release their juices, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a blender, combine half each of the strawberries and their juices, the vodka, and lime juice with 1 cup of ice and puree. Pour into a pitcher. Repeat with the remaining strawberries and juices, vodka, and lime juice and 1 more cup of ice.*
  3. Fill 10 collins glasses halfway with ice. Pour the cocktail into the glasses, top each with about 1/2 tablespoon of Riesling and serve.
Serves 10.
*Since I dislike blended drinks, I pureed the strawberries with the lime juice in a blender. Then I combined the puree with the vodka in a cocktail shaker and shook to combine. I strained the mixture into collins glasses filled half way with ice and topped with the Riesling. Delish!