Friday, August 3, 2012


The photo was taken in Walker, MN. The stone sculpture shows two children sharing  a book on a park bench. It inspired me to think about all the wonderful books we have to chose from as  we get lost in our reading. 
Picking a book quote is much like picking a favorite book. Its hard to chose just one.

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles W. Eliot (1834 - 1926)The Happy Life, 1896
There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.
Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)
A room without books is like a body without a soul.

 (106 BC - 43 BC)
Nothing can do what a book can do. Lifts you out of your life... to a whole new world, whole new perspective. A book is like a dream you're borrowing from a friend.

Dave Kellett
Sheldon, 08-15-2011
Cook's notes: This pie is so easy to put together. Its refreshing taste is  the perfect way to beat the heat.

Lemonade Ice Cream Pie
  • 1 can (6 oz.) slightly thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream softened
  • 1 small tub of whipped topping like Cool Whip
  • graham crackers or vanilla wafers or gingersnap cookies for crust
  • Beat lemonade till smooth,
  • Add ice cream a cup at a time beat till smooth
  • Stir in whipped topping
  • Spoon into prepared crust that had been refrigerated about 30 minutes


  • Add ½ cup crushed almonds, 1/4 cup sugar and ½ tsp. cinnamon to crushed 1-1/2 graham cracker crumbs or crushed vanilla wafer crumbs or crushed gingersnap cookies (use a Cuisenaire)
  • Add 5 TB. melted butter and blend well
  • Pat crumb mixture into pie plate-cook 375 about 7 min.
  • Cool and then chill 30 minutes before adding filling
  • Freeze and remove pie 15 minutes before serving
  • Optional adding lemon slices or grated lemon zest on top

1 comment:

  1. The pie recipe sounds refreshing and easy to make, a bonus in my book.

    Then, about books, here's a quote I like:
    "Without a love for books the richest person is poor." Anon.

    When I visited the Village of Yesteryear print shop in Owatonna about a month ago, he in-house volunteer printer gave me a card with that printed upon it. Quite true, isn't it?