Friday, July 15, 2011

Cold Melon-Berry Soup: French Fridays with Dorie

We've had a good, but busy week at our house ... movies, swimming, trips to the library, homemade ice cream, more swimming, some review work for school, working on the purchase of the lot we hope to call "ours" soon, pizza party, and lots of other fun summer activities.



I was kinda thankful for an "empty" day on the calendar today.  We are having a somewhat lazy day, but one can't ever be too lazy with 3 little kiddies! :)  After we had a little breakfast this morning, the kids helped me make this week's French Fridays with Dorie recipe.  The recipe consisted of pureed cantaloupe, strawberries, a little lime juice, and a smidgen of salt.  I decided to add a handful of pureed strawberries and a 1/2 of a banana, which was also pureed, to my cantaloupe juice for some extra flavors.



For the kid-version, we added a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream to their soup and blended it in with everything else to make a yummy summer treat.

Back in my college days, I used to like to run to Jamba Juice a lot for their smoothies.  Most of their drinks were way too sweet for me, but I did find a favorite ... their cantaloupe drink.  If I remember correctly, they used frozen vanilla yogurt, frozen cantaloupe, apple juice, and some ice to make my favorite smoothie.  This week's recipe reminded me a little bit of a Jumba Juice smoothie & my kids certainly enjoyed their special drinks.



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7 comments:

Kris' Kitchen said...

That looks nice! When I pureed all the leftovers with the extra strawberries I thought it looked and tasted much better, and better texture...don't know about those balls of fruit in my soup-drink...I think I like a garnished smoothy better than a fruit soup.

Kathy said...

Sounds like summer is in full swing at your house! What a wonderful time! Your Cantaloupe soup looks delicious and I love the additions you added! How could the kids not like fruit and ice cream? Have a great week-end!

Adriana said...

I also blended in the strawberries with the cantaloupe - I wonder if that's why I liked it so much. After reading this, I should have tossed in that overripe banana that's hanging in my kitchen. Both versions look great!

Cher said...

My one girl kept commenting on how "smoothie" like this was... All it needed was a banana!

luciacara said...

So nice that your kids are cooking with you :). I like your banana addition.

onewetfoot.com said...

The kid version looks great! This really is a hybrid dish.

thingsfromscratch said...

Looks delicious and refreshing! I'm sure the kids loved this with the ice cream blended in. Making this reminded me a bit of smoothies too.

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