MagPad Dinner Table

MagPad Dinner Table

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Another good web site

I ran across this web site recently while we were on vacation. I think I read about it in the Deseret News. I saw that on the home page there links to recipes and menu ideas.

Sometime I think I can spend the whole day surfing the net looking at all the cool things that people post online.

I put a link to it under other recipe blogs to the right of this page - Healthy Families

Have fun surfing.....

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Grapefruit Appetizer

2 cups water
2 cups sugar
Boil long enough to dissolve sugar

4 cans (15 oz size) grapefruit
Blend in blender, including juice, to break up pieces.

1 cup maraschino cherries, chopped small (or blended).  Use some cherry juice, but not much

Juice of 1 large lemon (or lime)

Mix all together and freeze in 9 x 13 pan.

Serve a scoopful of frozen mixture in a glass of 7 Up.
I serve the slush with diet soda, because the slush already has a lot of sugar in it. 

Keeps a long time.  Serves a very large group.

The Kroger brand makes "Ruby Red Grapefruit sections in light syrup" in the 15 oz size. I found them at Ralphs grocery store.  I also found Del Monte brand 15 oz cans at Walmart.   I used my mini food processor to cup the cherries very small.  Since we have a lime tree, I have also used the lime juice instead of the lemon juice.  I also buy the maraschino cherries from Smart and Final.  They are cheaper there.

This is a recipe from my childhood, so that means the recipe is over 40 years old. Yikes! I copied the recipe exactly how it was 40 years ago.  I have to say that this is a very good slush appetizer. I don't know why I don't make it more often. As a kid I used to love to eat the slush without the soda.

Interesting Web Pages

I got this link from the columnist Mary Hunt about $5 a meal. It looked interesting, so I thought I'd post it on this blog. Check it out!

Mary Hunt's web page:

$5 a meal web page:

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Natural Fruit Juice Knox Blox

From this post you will learn how to get from this:

To this:


4 c Juice, such as apple or grape
4 Envelopes Knox Gelatine (each envelope holds 1 Tbs Knox Gelatine)


In medium saucepan heat 3 cups juice to boiling. Meanwhile, in large bowl, sprinkle Knox Unflavored gelatine over remaining 1 cup cold juice; let stand 1 minute. Add hot juice and stir until gelatine is completely dissolved, about 5 minutes. Pour into 8 or 9-inch baking dish; chill until firm, about 3 hours. Cut into 1-inch squares.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: In 2-cup glass measure, sprinkle Gelatine over 1 cup cold juice; let stand 3 minutes. Microwave at high 1 minute 20 seconds; stir thoroughly. Let stand 2 minutes or until gelatine is completely dissolved. Pour int 8 or 9-inch baking dish; stir in remaining 3 cups juice. Chill as above. **Try using assorted cookie cutters to create fun shapes.

Kerry Lawrence told me about these made with fruit juice. She likes to make them for her grandkids because it uses fruit juice instead of sugary jello. (Although I think fruit juice also has a lot of sugar in it.) Sam requested that we make it today and we used Ocean Spray Light Cran-Grape juice.