Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Star spangled meringues

As the mercury climbs to record breaking highs, never to pale its reputation in bringing about the hottest month of summer in the desert Southwest, we usher in America's 241st birthday, maybe viewing fireworks, most probably eating sticky ribs and very definitely sipping rhubarb lemonade (for which you need to remind me to give you the recipe). This could be the reason for the rush publish, pushing my red, white and blue 🇱🇷handiwork out the door right now, this moment, after I type in, at least, twenty more words. Perhaps, though, a truer reality might be that I was craving meringues, at the same time wanting also to show off the 4 dozen I theme painted (over two of these batches) in less than  half a day.
But then, you must never wait for an occasion to beckon your inner child. Find ways to festive up, no matter how circumstances steer your life. Or how cumbersome your load gets. There will always be the cookie/task/moment that shoos the mundane and dark away and hails in the bright morning star.
 Swirling some star spangled pretty.
Consider this something to wow the guests you will invite, and color appropriate to accommodate any time/season/circumstance. It could also be pretext in which you get called over to your neighbor's backyard barbecue come following year.
Or...maybe do like I do, when those insatiable cravings come rushing in like thunder and you need just that bit of color to brighten up any horizon; revel in the work of your hands and have the two favorite family members share in on the magic.

Have a fun, safe and memorable 4th of July, my friends.

Meringue cookies recipe and directions

How to do the red and blue stripes~ Food network 
The joy of the Lord is my strength♥️
"Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10

9 comments:

  1. The way you write always makes me feel that either you were a hardcore student of English literature or you are a poet/ writer at heart:)
    Cookies look amazing!

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    1. Ha ha...I wish the latter, but maybe my year and a half of MA Lit. ( incomplete:-))had me yearning to be just that:-) Thank you much, though, Ria. I never think anyone reads through my mad ramblings. You made my day😊

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  2. Wow, they look so pretty.. though I must admit that I am not a fan of meringues, your pics make me want to try some 😊

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    1. Thanks Chitz. You should try some😀

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  3. Such pretty pictures as usual! What a spike up to the normal meringues... <3

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  4. wooow.. such pretty looking meringues... treat to the eyes and definitely addictive ones... Adipoli

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