We'll be back on the 12th. If you miss me while I'm gone you can read my sister's blog and remind her to take in my mail.
Rowan's not going to watch this, I think because for her some things are better left unsaid (or unseen).
I was a big fan of the Muppets when I was a kid (still am) and I remember wishing I could see what went on behind and under the scenes. So for me this was really fun to watch.
For Rowan, here's a favorite quote from Kermit:
"I don't know who Jim Henson is, but I've heard he has his hand in a lot of things around here."
2 cups cubed mangoes (2 mangoes)
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
24 strawberries, hulled
1 cup peeled and sliced kiwi (4 kiwis)
12 red raspberries
Put the mangoes and orange juice in a blender and puree until smooth.
Slice 20 of the strawberries, leaving 4 whole. Line the bottom of 4 balloon wineglasses with the sliced strawberries. Pour a thin layer of the mango puree over each to cover. Reserving 4 kiwi slices, layer the rest on top of the puree. Divide the remainder of the mango puree among the glasses. Top each with a slice of kiwi surrounded by raspberries. Make a slit in each of the whole strawberries and position 1 on the rim of each glass.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
This time Rowan and I doubled the recipe. We skipped the raspberries and added a lot of blueberries, which complemented the other flavors and the flatter shapes really well. I can't say that we've ever used fresh-squeezed oj. Maybe we'll try that next time, when, I hear, we will be giving bananas a go.