I was all alone today. Just me. Alone. It was nice. I spent it in the kitchen. Making – stuff. Bread! Sorbet! Meatballs! Cupcakes! It was nice. Alone. In the kitchen. All day! IT WAS GRAND!!!

My first adventure was making Watermelon Sorbet


    1 cup sugar
    3/4 cup water
    1 Tbl white creme de menthe or Campari (optional) – left this out.
    3 cups cubed water melon, seeds discarded (what fun is that to eat!!!)

Bring water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occassionally, until sugar is dissoved.
Remove from heat and stir in liqueur if desired.
Refridgerate syrup until cold.
Puree watermelon in food processor until smooth – about 2 minutes.
Stir puree into cold syrup. <font colr="green“>(okay – I put the syrup into the processor, but it worked out fine.) I also added about 1 Tbl of sugar free Watermelon syrup (daVinci)
Freeze mixture in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Transfer to an airtight container and freeze until ready to use.

    ~ Martha Stewart’s LIVING – July 2005 ~


For supper, another recipe from LIVING. (February 2005)

    Swedish Meatballs with Buttered Noodles.


Easier this way instead of typing It. All. Out!!


Although this was pretty good, it didn’t have the depth of flavor I was expecting/wanting. Not sure if I would make it again. If I did, I would first roll the meatballs in some favored flour to add some ‘bits’ to the sauce. The sauce just didn’t have much going for it!! The MEN seemed to like it. Notice I showed dessert first. Life is short, afterall.


I also made Spiced Zuchinni Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing and Cheddar Cheese Bread. But those are for another post.