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SUNDAY SUPPER Page 4
  
  
  
From Chapters 29 & 31 of the House of Roses

SOUTHERN SWEET ICED TEA

    Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 4 Large Lipton Ice Tea Bags
  • 4 Quarts Water
Surprisingly there are an awful lot of recipes for making the South's famous Sweet Iced Tea and everyone firmly believes that theirs is the best. Recipes range from using the sun to heat the water to adding baking soda to the water before it boils. Well I happen to think mine is the absolute easiest and best, so here goes...

Fill a pot with room temperature water and add 2 cups of sugar. Heat until boiling. Remove from heat and put 4 large tea bags in to soak for about 2 hours. Chill.

That's it.

Now you can debate the brand of tea endlessly as well, but I'm an old fashioned Lipton Tea kind of guy. It has a nice smooth flavor that is perfect every time. I will gladly put my brew on the table for any true southerner on any day of the week. Try it and see what you think.


STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE FOR SUNDAY

    Ingredients:
  • Homemade Biscuits
  • 1 Quart Strawberries
  • to 1 Cup Sugar
  • Cup Water
  • Cool Whip
This is a great way to take care of those few left over biscuits from you Fishin' Feast. If none of them survived past that meal, then refer back to the recipe for
Me Maw's Mile High Biscuits. They create the base for this great dessert.

Providing you have the biscuits ready, this is really simple stuff. Wash and halve your strawberries, place in a bowl with the sugar and water, stir and chill for several hours to overnight. Cut your biscuits in half and spoon on the strawberries. Top with a touch of Cool Whip and you're done.

The biscuits are what make this version stand out from all other recipes. It's a twist on the traditional Angel Food Cake and gives the dessert a much richer texture. The trick is to make sure you strawberries are good and juicy. If not, add a bit more water and stir firmly to juice up the mixture.

Trust me on this one. You don't need lots of added ingredients to make this shine. Let the berries do the work for you and this will be a super way to end your Sunday Supper. By this time everyone will be belly full and sleepily satisfied. The next step is to snuggle up with your own hearts desire and enjoy a cozy afternoon nap. You can usually find Josie and me in the hammock by the riverside enjoying Florida's cool breezes and warm sunshine. It doesn't get any better than that folks!

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