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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Peace. Love. Pineapples.

I love pineapples!  It is my favorite fruit.  It also symbolizes hospitality.  In the South, it was customary to place a pineapple at your front gate to let your friends know that you were accepting guests to come visit.  That's why you always see welcome signs, plaques for your house number or doormats with pineapples on them.  It has such a unique shape and is so versatile in cooking.  It also helps with suppressing coughs and is linked to fighting disease.

The pineapple also reminds me of Hawaii where my best friend lives.  I can help thinking about her and wishing I could go for another long visit to see her.  It also reminds me of my mother in law who is struggling with her battle of cancer right now.  Keep her and our family in your thoughts and prayers right now.  Claudia adores Hawaii and loved to vacation there every chance that she got.  Her mother and sister and her would go on these girl trips together and every time they would go to Hawaii.  We would all laugh because we thought that there are so many other places that they could go see and experience.  But, they always picked Hawaii - home of the Pineapple.

This past Sunday we cut up our pineapple and made Pineapple Margaritas and Pina Colada Bread (will post later).  They were both delicious.  Recipe at the bottom of this post.

Marmie's Pineapple Frozen Margarita

Here are some other Pineapple Faves of mine:

Pineapple Tattoo

Image of Summer
Image of Summer

Print your own pineapple paper

I need a big brim hat, a beach and cocktail with these pineapple shorts.

This pineapple fabric is so fun. It would look cool as curtains too.
How cool and easy to be a pineapple for Halloween!
Cute pineapple top
Get the Dole Pineapple Whip Recipe!

Marmie's Frozen Pineapple Margarita Recipe

2 Cups Fresh Pineapple, cubed
1/4 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
3/4 Cup Tequila
1/4 Cup Triple Sec or Grand Marnier
1/4 Cup Simple Syrup (cook 1 c sugar to 1 c water on stove, cool, store remainder)
3 Cups Ice

1 Tbls Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Salt

Place first 6 ingredients in a blender and blend completely
Mix together chili powder, granulated sugar, and salt in a shallow dish.
Moisten the rim of a glass with a lime slice, then dip the rim in the chili powder mixture
Pour the mixed margarita in the glass and garnish with a pineapple slice.

serves 2-3




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