Friday, June 29, 2012

Sassy Sweets: Shirley Temple Popsicles

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Our family is growing, and no, I’m not pregnant.  I just mean that our family of 6 has truly become a big, boisterous family of 9.  I am loving every minute of it but what I love most is how our stories have grown.  Growing up in a family like mine, one that not only prioritized but preferred family time, we have a lot of funny stories.  They all go something like, when we were on vacation… because my family, well, we took a lot of vacations growing up. 

We took lots of road trips, camping adventures, and saw a ton of national parks; at least 2 vacations a year for a long while in there (from about ages 10 – 14 or so).  Hotels, camping, it didn’t matter.  What stands out most now, though, is the fun times we had together.  And those stories are just the fabric of our lives; they stitch us together and embroider our memories.  It’s how we remember where we’ve been together, and where we’re going, together.

This weekend’s bike ride consisted of a new memory, with the whole family.  We’ve been having a lot of those over the past year.  And for the first time, I got to include one in our soiree at the apartment.  K's fiance, E, loves Shirley Temples.  In fact, if we go out, he usually orders one – ignoring the ribbing and jokes from the rest of the family.  So when I saw this great post about Shirley Temple popsicles, I got right on them.  Just a little inside joke.  One more to add to the bank that I know will continue to grow, as we do, as a family.
Shirley Temple Popsicles (adapted from here)
Serves:  8
2 1/3 cups lemon-lime soda (I used 7-Up)
5 tablespoons grenadine
2 1/2 tablespoons orange juice
15 cherries, pitted and roughly chopped

Combine the soda, grenadine, and orange juice.  Fill all popsicle molds by evenly distributing the soda mixture.  Drop in an even amount of cherries.  Freeze at least 4 hours, best overnight, until firm. 

To get cherries throughout the popsicles, I dropped them in on top of each other (like a pyramid) which forced them throughout the pop.

Per Serving, Based on 8 Servings, from
Calories: 55
Carbohydrates: 14g
Fat: 0g
Protein: 0g
Sodium: 10mg
Sugar: 13g

Until the next time my oven is on…

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