This week on Romance Writers Weekly, I’m offering a double-play. I’ll be out of service next week (first camping trip of the summer—yahoo!!) so am offering a two-for-one this week. Both topics were suggested by Leslie Hachtel. First:
Memorial Day is May 28. Tell us a story of someone in your family who served.
As a Canadian, we celebrate our veterans on Remembrance Day, November 11th. In my family, my aunt’s husband served in the Canadian Forces in the Sixties. Going further back, my grandfather on my mom’s side joined the Belgian Army when Germany invaded in 1940. That conflict only lasted 18 days, as the Belgians were quickly overrun. Several of my father’s uncles also fought during World War Two, and in fact one was stationed close to where my mother’s parents lived. We actually went through the town when we traveled to France and Belgium last year.
Our second topic (which everyone else will be blogging out next week) is this:
How about your favorite dessert recipe when you have a picnic or a barbeque.
I have to admit, I’m not much of a “dessert-maker.” But one recipe I wish I made more often is Strawberry Margarita Pie. Enjoy!
20 oreo cookies, crushed
2 tbsp. butter (melted)
Mix together and press into a pie plate (Or simply buy a premade crust).
20 oz. frozen strawberries
3/4 c. sugar
1/8 c. tequila
1/8 c. triple sec
1 tbsp. lime juice
Blend together in mixer.
1/2 c. cream (whipped) (or use Dream Whip topping)
Add to strawberry mixture.
Spread 2 cups of mixture onto crust. Wrap in plastic and freeze 2 hours. Add remaining mixture and freeze 3 hours more before serving. Garnish with whipped cream if desired.
I love recipe swaps, so I’m going to be sure to check the blogs on May 29 to see all the other suggestions. But for today, be sure to hop over to Leslie Hachtel and hear her family’s story of service.
I'll be back in two weeks with another Romance Writers Weekly blog!