Saturday, June 18, 2016

Frosted Grapes for #SundaySupper


Nostalgic Summer Recipes
As summer officially begins this week, the Sunday Supper tastemakers were invited by Coleen of The Redhead Baker to conjure up the past with recipes that remind us of the carefree summer days of our childhoods. She asks, "From carnivals and county fairs to backyard BBQ’s and picnics on the beach, what dish invokes warm summertime memories for you?"

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My Summer Food Memory
So...if you follow my posts even somewhat regularly, you'll know that I don't feed my boys a lot of processed foods. At all. We try to eat local and organic as much as possible. We belong to both a CSA and a CSF. But my food rules are nothing like my mom's. When I was a kid, she didn't allow me to eat candy or ice cream. On hot summer days, she froze grapes. Yep, those were my "popsicles."

So, I decided to share that "recipe." The boys laughed and laughed, saying that Nonna has changed a lot since I was a kid. That's for sure. She takes my kids to eat at Baskin Robbins and all sorts of other places that she would never have taken me. I guess it's true what she says, "I was a mean mommy, but I'm a sweet nonna."

My boys quip, "Mommy, maybe you'll be a sweet nonna someday."

Maybe. Someday.


Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of organic grapes
  • water
  • organic granulated sugar


Procedure
Cut grapes into "serving size pieces." For me, that's usually a portion of stem that includes four to five grapes. Rinse and dry the grapes. Place them in a container (I usually use a glass dish) and place the dish in the freezer. Let freeze for at least an hour.

After an hour, quickly dunk them in water and place them back in your dish. Sprinkle them with sugar and toss to coat. Return them to the freezer for another two hours.

Enjoy!

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8 comments:

  1. Perfect for cocktails or spritzers.

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  2. My grandfather shared these with us when we were wee ones! What a fun memory and a tasty cool treat!

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  3. I love these on a hot summer day! Sweet memory!

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  4. Leave it to the nonna's to spoil them ; )

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  5. We always used to have a bag of grapes in the freezer for summertime. I don't know why I haven't carried on that tradition - though never sugar sprinkled!

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  6. Your mom was way ahead of her time Cam.

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