That being said, I’ll go ahead and post my pondering thoughts and new recipe. Sound good?
So, holidays are little different in the Cotter household. It’s kind of a blend of foreign land and American land. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining one bit. I love it! But when it comes down to American tradition like Thanksgiving pumpkin pie, 4th of July celebrations, etc. my kiwi husband likes to take a whole new approach.
What can I say…..variety is the spice of life, right?
You know you’ve married a Foreigner when…………….
A cold Guinness is the perfect Recovery Drink
When your household staples consist of
Black Licorice & Marmite vs. Chocolate & Peanut butter
You spend money on new cycling jerseys
Lamb is requested at Thanksgiving instead of Turkey
(if you look closely, you can also see marmite on the table)
Fourth of July Pool Parties are replaced with
3rd of July TOUR WATCHING parties
And last but not least….
Kiwi and Lychee fruit are a common and Apples and Oranges
Creamy Cashew Frozen Lychee Cups
- 1/3 cup raw cashew halves
- 5 lychee fruit (pitted)
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 3 to 4oz plain yogurt (I used Greek yogurt but coconut or goats milk would work too)
- vanilla stevia or regular sweetener with vanilla extract
- 1-2 oz. of vanilla almond milk (or other milk choice)
- Optional add ins- white chocolate chips, dried fig, etc.
Place all ingredients in a food processor or mixer besides the honey and vanilla. Blend until smooth and then add in your extra toppings and sweetener. Blend again until taste is just right! Pour into muffin cups and freezer for 1 hour or more. Makes about 4 to 5 medium cups.
Perfect for a hot 4th of July refreshment, right? So traditional I know. haha.
Anyone doing anything NON TRADITIONAL for the 4th of July?
I’m sure someone has a story. Do share!
Cheers and Have a safe 4th!