Last Autumn I picked up this wonderful popsicle mold but didn't get to enjoy it very much before the weather got too cold for popsicles. I pulled it out again for the first time this year a couple of days ago when the temperature started heading up, up, up.
This weekend was almost unbearably hot so we were very grateful for these refreshing icy treats!
For these popsicles, I used our new juicer and combined:
2 mangos (puréed)
1 pint strawberries (puréed)
4 oranges (juiced)
1 lemon (juiced)
However, they could easily have been made with half as many ingredients. In addition to the popsicles we had an entire pitcher left over which we drank over a couple of days. It was so delicious that I'm planning to get more fresh fruit to juice and freeze this week!
After a somewhat adventurous history, during which time I thought I might be an opera singer, molecular biologist, psychologist, or a marketing manager, I now find myself embarking on the one career I always hoped for but never thought would actually be possible: being a housewife.
At 28 years of age I am thrilled to be staying home taking care of my husband and our baby daughter. I love learning about classic housewives of the past and am attempting to master the many arts that filled my grandmothers' and great-grandmothers' days: following Jesus, baking bread and pies, canning preserves, vegetable gardening, cooking from scratch, sewing clothes, cross-stitching, and keeping a tidy house.
I certainly have a lot to learn, but each day is a new adventure!