Nanner Puddin' & Other Summer Things

It's hot, hot, hot!! The lawn and gardens were getting so dried and parched and turning brown. I don't like brown. When the lawns and fields turn brown it depresses me. Finally the rains came. Sweet sweet rain. What a blessing. Everything is green again and I am a happy camper. So is my little pool ducky. He just floats around in the pool all day with that silly grin on his face....loving the rain. Sometimes a little frog will hitch a ride on him and will float around with him for hours.

My youngest adorable son was home recently for a visit. (Miss you terribly!) He bought a gazillion limes for some reason. I guess he thought we might get around to making some delicious frozen summer drink with little umbrellas in them to sip poolside but it never happened. After he left I had no idea what to do with all those limes. Then it hit me....lime-aid. Yum! Yum! I hadn't had a lime-aid in years. I went to my good old Betty Crocker cookbook that has served me well for 39 years and used the recipe from that. I made a simple sugar and then started squeezing all those limes. What a job that was. Did you know if you microwave the limes just until they get warm you can get a lot more juice out of them? Anyway, since then all summer I have craved lime-aid. I had this little snack mid-afternoon yesterday. Boy does that drink taste good on a hot day.

Our little farmer's market out here is back this summer making me so happy. The only garden I have this year is on my deck so there are some things I have to buy. I ran up there this past weekend and got one of his huge cantaloupes and some corn. Sunday evening we had a simple supper consisting of a salad topped with grilled chicken strips, Dan's corn on the cob and Nanner puddin' aka as banana pudding. :) That's something else I haven't made in years. I forgot to take a photo of the finished product but in this photo is a small bowl of it. I made it just the way Momma used to make it. I used the original recipe on the back of the Nilla Wafer cookie box. Then after it bakes it has to sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to completely chill and get those little droplets on top of the baked meringue. Oh Man.....is it ever good!

I almost forgot to tell you about two sweet little treasures I found this week for the boutique. One of them is a vintage set of personal ashtrays. Ack! you say but hold on for a minute. When I spotted them I loved them at first because of the hand painted roses on them and how they were in that cute little holder. I thought of all kinds of ways you can use them instead of their intended use. They could be used as individual butter pats or tea bag holders or trinket trays or...... I am sure you can think of some too. I also picked up this charming vintage ring holder. It was tarnished real bad so I gave it a shine up. I am one of those that like a little patina left on the old silver pieces so I didn't shine it up too glossy. It's heavily embossed and it too has roses on it.

I am sure I have mentioned to you before how fabulously wealthy my dear sweet Bobbie G. is haven't I? I haven't? Oh...well he is, which affords me to be able to do all kinds of wonderful things like publishing my own magazine. Here is my first copy that came out this month. How do you like it?

JUST KIDDING!! :) I have been seeing these around blogland, the last one over at Tara's at Days Missed On A Hammock. You can make your own at Flickr Toys. Warning....you will completely get caught up in the process and lose hours of your day. :)

Have a super great day. xoxo Lynn@theVintageNest


Unknown said...

Hi Lynne! What a wonderful post!!!! I LOVE the pretties you found! Those are much to pretty to be icky ashtrays! Your ideas are wonderful! Your dinner and dessert looks so good, it makes me hungry! One of my favorite dinners in the summer is grilled chicken topped salad!!! So good! If you made a pizza crust, topped it with a couple of fresh pressed garlic cloves, baked the crust for nine minutes and then sprinkled it with mozzerella cheese, added the salad and chicken, you would have my grilled chicken salad pizza!!! So good in the summer :)

I am so excited for you that you were able to spend some time with your son!!!!

Love ya,

irmaJ said...

I found some awesome vintage finds this last weekend too.... I have a vintage Shasta trailer that I am looking for vintage items with aqua and white theme and I went to two antique shops and I scored. I found a beautiful suitcase that is teal color with white trim. It is so beautiful and in awesome shape. The white was all black and it cleaned up perfect. I couldn't believe there were no tears or anything and the inside was like new. It was a victorian pink inside. I got it for only $7.00
Also, found a tube radio in aqua color with am only that works. You can jump over to my site and see my post today with pictures. Also found a video of the Long Long Trailer to display and 2 aqua quart Ball jars and a pint size one that was in beautiful shape. Those will display in the trailer nicely too. yeah for vintage stuff.

Unknown said...

Hi again :) I get so happy when I hear of sons coming home to visit :) I have two brothers that NEVER visit my parents :( And one lives here in town! Having five boys, I get nervous that they wont visit me when they grow up, lol! Boys seem to be different than girls in that way. I think it is awesome that your come home, it gives me hope!!

I hope you like the salad pizza :) It is one of my very favorite meals.


Chez Bliss said...

Love the sound effects!

Also love the idea of recyling ashtrays into something else. There are lots of them around, some very beautiful (ever seen one in Murano glass?) and it's such a waste not to find a new use for them. A sort of celebration of the fact that, "Smoking is a thing of the past!"

The Vintage Vagablonde said...

Hi Lynn~
I see you have a copy of southern lady;)
The lime aide looks delic., very refreshing.
I have been spending some time in our pool too. The weather is not as hot this week though.
I love your magazine~LOL

Lisa said...

Never can have enough limeade in the summer for sure. The dinner pix made me hungry for sure. Glad you had a lovely time.

Louise said...

The duck made ME laugh. Next time I would like a picture of a frog on the duck!

I grew up in a house in which the only cookbook EVER opened was a Better Homes & Gardens cookbook--which I view as almost like a Betty Crocker cookbook. I have LOTS of cookbooks now and use most of them, but for good ole simple things? I always dig out the one from the past.

Homemade limeade on a hot day? YUUUUMMMMMM!!!!!

The ash trays are beyond adorable. So amazing how in yesteryear they had a beautiful little utensil for everything.

Salad and fresh corn? YUUUUUMMMMMM!!!!

Love the magazine idea. Thanks for the time drain warning... I'll wait.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh I love your Pool Duckie...so cute!!

Love your magazine cover..I've seen other bloggers make theirs and they are so neat...cute idea!!
Hope you are having a lovely day!

Tina Leavy said...

hey there..love the little pool duck..and oh the limeaid looks yummy.hope you have a lovely week!

Unknown said...

I love your treasures, and that lunch sounds wonderful. I always get hungry when I visit your posts. I love the magazine cover by the way. Karen

Tara said...

Hi L:

Doesn't your magazine cover look great! And I want a subscription! I just thought that was so fun to do! (And yes, I lost lotsa time as well! But couldn't resist!)

Glad to see your son home. I love my daughters dearlt but when my boy makes the effort to be here and chat it just makes me feel so warm inside (maybe with the girls I expect it??)

Love the new finds!


Kissing of the Frogs said...

Hi Lynn,
Well those ashtrays are beautiful, hmmm even as coasters. And your lime-aid sounds and looks so refreshing. Those cookies are my son's absolute favorites. Yum.
Ha - love your magazine cover. I don't think I'll attempt that one.

Connie said...

I'm finally home from Calif and seeing MY SON and daughter!! Lunch looks good, my sweet cherub!

Suzanne said...

Oh, I love this magazine cover! It's really beautiful! Honestly, if I was a bird, that would be my mansion!

Donna said...

Hi Lynn,
Love the little treasures you found!
Mmmmm, lime-aid sounds so good, and your meal looks scrumptious!

And that little yellow ducky floating in your pool, how cute!


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your magazine cover is adorable; I would buy that!! :)
I made one last night; pop over and take a peek if you get a chance.
Waaaaaay fun!!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your magazine cover is adorable; I would buy that!! :)
I made one last night; pop over and take a peek if you get a chance.
Waaaaaay fun!!

Ruth Welter said...

Lynn, I love the cover you have created here. I just saw someone else's blog, who just made a cover for themselves as well. I think this is such a great idea. Hope you are enjoying your summer.

Lallee said...

Your meal with roasted corn and 'nana pudding made my mouth water. I love your glass with the limeade (yum!). I have been looking for some short stemmed glasses, do you mind telling me if this is a current glass or something vintage?

Love the idea of the little ashtrays for butter pats. Great re-purpose idea!

I have seen magazines all over the blogasphere that I could subscribe to....and here's another one ;-)


{oc cottage} said...

Oh, tha last line just killed me!! :) I lose hours of my day anyway!!!

M ^..^

CatHerder said...

MMMM Limeade (theres alwas margaritas too!!) love the mag cover!

PAT said...

Hi Lynn
Your supper looks scrumptious. I made banana puddin' not long ago. It had been a long time, since the last time.

I simply must get myself a magazine cover. I've been seeing lots of them! Yours is so cute.

Thanks for commenting on my 200th post!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Hi Lynn,
I LOVE the magazine cover! Too cool. Thank you for letting me know about Make Mine Pink. I am something of an "honorary member" and haven't quite yet signed on...I've been thinking about it though! I can't wait to see all of the Christmas stuff for sale!


Naturegirl said...

Lynn this post was refreshing delcious and certainly surprising!
You fooled me...yes you did on the magazine! Way too cool!! :)NG

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you know I've been visiting..my computer blocks some virus/spyware thing everytime I come here...
I love your finds! So glad your son was able to visit!!
Happy Wed.

david mcmahon said...

G'day Lynn, from an Aussie travelling in Malaysia on holiday. Saw your comment on Sandi's site - yes, my wife and kids and I are big fans of Patricia Routledge and her fine comic talent.

I'll be back home in a day or so, so please keep in touch. I really enjoy the style of your posts!

Amy said...

I totally love your blog. Your lime-aid drink looks incredibly refreshing. We are having a total heat wave the next couple of days and I think a drink like that would be perfect. Your dinner also looked so yummy....I love banana pudding. Thanks for stopping by my blog and feel free to stop by again any time! Amy :)

raccoonlover1963/Lisa Myers said...

Hi Lynn. Very pretty trinkets you picked up. I have a crystal ring holder. Your dinner looks yummy! Corn on the cob is my favorite. Mine isn't even close to being ready to pick, but the deer don't seem to mind. I hope the leave me some! My husband is the one who makes nanner puddin' in this house. He does the meringue on top as well. YUM!
Hope to see you visit soon.

Sandi McBride said...

Ah, Nanner puddin...is there anything better? Well, if I'm out of nanners I've made pineapple puddin and that's as good in it's own way! I love lime ade, too...and my Betty Crocker Cookbook...great post today, girl!
As for flickr, can't get it to work, so will spend the evening trying to see what I've done wrong...can't find the "blog this" button!

Anonymous said...

This is very nice.I love this kind of posts are full of energy like a photo and you'd be happy to read in the future

Dana and Daisy said...

Hi Lynn, I just love the part about the limes. I would have probably gone for some lime pie, even if they weren't key limes. I did not know that about getting more juice by microwaving a bit. I'll give it a try. My mom used to have us roll lemons in our hands until they were soft and warm before juicing them. I think it was as much to keep us out of trouble as it was to maximize juicing!

We've had unusually cooler weather this summer, and I can even still manage to get out to do a bit of weeding during the day! :)

Unknown said...

Hi Lynn, you've got lots of treasure there..and almost fooled me too, really thought you have a book coming out haha...lots of love and hugs always..oh yes, i love gil's blog..dont you just envy him !

Linda said...

Love your pool ducky..too cute. Mmmmm, limeade does sound so delish and I like the cookie too:).
That is a great magazine cover....I'm going to have to check this out. Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Life is good. Rain is good. Sons are wonderful.

And, wealthy husbands are wonderful, too. ;-)

I have my magazine cover up today.

See you tomorrow.

Unknown said...

Hi Lynn! I love the new look! Very pink ! I hope you're doing well, I saw your ad in Romantic homes! I love it!

Attic Clutter said...

Hi Lynn...Oh the limeade sound refeshing and the dinner looks delish ..wish I was invited..(:) hugs Patty

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Would you believe I picked up that same ash tray set at a sale two weeks ago! I didn't know what they were, but like you, thought they'd be great for individual tea bags!

Firefly Nights said...

I see you read Southern Lady. Isn't that a great magazine? I love all of their publications.

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