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Summer is Here!

I am counting down the days til the end of the school year. It’s not that I don’t like being a teacher, I really love it! It’s just that the kids are now ready to be over and done with it, the days are getting warmer, and school is getting hotter. It’s time. Time for vacations, daily excursions here and there, friends, the beach, ice cream, and whatever else tweaks my fancy. I have some great plans this summer. Whatever my plans are, I know they will include some food. My appetite seems to vanish more so in the summer than the fall and winter, so salads and light eating will probably prevail. I have my favorites. One favorite lunch is a spicy chicken and spinach salad. It is light and quite refreshing on a summer day. One other favorite lunch is a spring mix salad with raspberry and balsamic dressing. The way I figure it, if I eat a light lunch I can save some room for a delicious dessert such as fresh blueberry crumble cake or a yummy whoopie pie! One other dessert that is definitely a summer favorite is lemon fluff. It is a delightfully light dessert that completes any summer meal. It is easy to make. I always place the bowl, beaters, and evaporated milk in the refrigerator for  a few hours before making this. They need to be properly chilled in order for successful whipping. I also recommend trying a different flavor, such as raspberry or lime. An imagination is a wonderful thing when it comes to being creative with food!

Lemon Fluff

1 large can evaporated milk
1 small pkg. lemon jello
1 3/4 cup  hot water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers

1. Chill milk in can overnight.
2. Dissolve jello in hot water. chill til partly firm.
3. Whip jello til light and fluffy.
4. Add lemon juice and sugar.
5. Whip evaporated milk and fold into jello mixture.
6. Line bottom of a 13 x 9 pan with 1 1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers.
7. Pour lemon fluff on top of crumbs.
8. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs and refrigerate!

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