Monday, August 3, 2009

Can You Take Just One?

Last week I got some wonderful activity ideas from you great blogging buddies for our upcoming week at the cottage, so today I'm going to share a couple recipes that will be going with my family to the cottage. If you have some tried and true recipes to share too, I'd love to have them. My family and I will be in the kitchen pre-preparing for our week at the cottage, as well as packing up a storm. So here's my recipes to share:

Elephant Ears

1/2 dozen eggs
4 to 6 cups flour
1 cup sugar

Mix ingredients until dough is firm, not runny. Keep adding flour until a good consistency for rolling is achieved, but not too dry.

Roll dough flat until just under a 1/4 inch thick. Cut into strips about 1 inch wide and then cut those strips diagonally every four inches or so. Cut a hole in the center of each 4-inch segment and draw one end through the center to make a twist in the dough.

Fry in pre-heated oil until golden brown. Remove from oil and sprinkle with sugar immediately, while still piping hot. (Must be careful of not heating the oil too much, or these will burn easily.)

The recipe doesn't sound like much, but trust me, these are addictive, and a great change from chips. They stay fresh quite a while sealed in an airtight container, too.

And now for a recipe with some alcohol in it for those who don't mind a drink now and again. We used to love sipping on one of these while walking the beach of Lake Superior in Batchawana Bay, Ontario. It's one of my sister's favorites, and even the men enjoyed this girly drink too. It makes a huge batch, so you'll want to have lots of adult friends around to share it with.


1 cup Galliano
2 cups Vodka
2 cups strong tea
2 cups sugar
1 can orange juice
1 can lemonade
6 cups water

Dissolve sugar in hot tea and add all other ingredients. Freeze in a 4 litre ice cream tub. At serving time, mix half cup slush with half cup gingerale or sprite, and enjoy! Very tasty!

Don't forget, I'm giving away a copy of Betsy St. Amant's Return to Love on Wednesday of this week. If you haven't entered the drawing yet, click here and leave a comment to be entered.

Surrendering to Him,



Jessica said...

Yum! Both of those sound delicious! Thanks for sharing. :-) I hope you guys have fun at the cottage.

Jody Hedlund said...

The Elephant Ears recipe sounds really yummy, Eileen! Hope you have a fun week baking and getting ready for your trip!

Katie Ganshert said...

I haven't eatten breakfast yet, and now I want what you're having. :) Thanks for the recipes.

Terri Tiffany said...

Oh sounds so good! Enjoy your vacation time:)

Georgiana said...

So THAT'S what elephant ears are--I'd heard of them but had something different in mind. Sounds super yummy. Eat one for me...okay, maybe two ;)

Stephanie Faris said...

Mmmmmmmmmm I'm going to have to try those elephant ears!

Lynnette Labelle said...

Those sound great! We have elephant ears at the fair every year. They fry the dough so it looks like an elephant's ear and then spread vanilla frosting on top. Yummy!

Lynnette Labelle

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

i had to reread that second recipe, b/c i saw, "and now for an alcoholic recipe," and thought recipe for alcoholics. ha! :) the elephant ears sound yummy! enjoy yourself, lady!

Lazy Writer said...

Both recipes sound great! Have fun during your preparations. I've always said a week vacation really takes three weeks. One week to get ready to go, a week on vacation, and another week to get things back to normal. Just enjoy all of it!

Jeanette Levellie said...

Here is my recipe for cottage week:

Take steaks, preferably rib eye or t-bone. Brush with garlic or Lawry's Season salt, or both. A mesquite rub can be yummy, too.
Heat coals on the grill.
Throw the steaks on. Turn them at five minutes. Serve with corn on the cob swimming in butter.

I like simple. This way you have more time to play with family.

Have fun! Jen

Keli Gwyn said...

I'd never heard of elephant ears before. Clever. It sounds like you and your family have almost as much preparing for your trips as you do on them. That's great.

Warren Baldwin said...

My kids would like those elephant ears. Thanks for the comments on my post about Thankfulness and Contentment.

Michelle McLean said...

Ooo the elephant ears sound yummy, and my kids would love help making them! We'll have to give those a try :D

Jill Kemerer said...

Now I'm hungry. And only elephant ears and slush will do. :)

Suzette Saxton said...

Elephant ears sound ADDICTING! And my kids will love them!