So I have decided that having a yard sale is pretty much from The Devil.
Especially when said yard sale is in rural Arkansas in 110 degree heat.
The only time it’s halfway bearable to be outside is like 5:30 in the morning and honestly, I’m pretty sure that being up that early is borderline illegal.
Anyways, the whole thing started with spending two sweaty evenings helping my husband haul old furniture outside which didn’t go well at all. Mostly because I am petite, so I have weak wrists and also I am pretty sure I was born with a heat allergy. I can tell because it’s hard for me to lift heavy stuff and I get super uncomfortable when I’m subjected to high temperatures.
Helloooo…not my fault. Like I can control the way I WAS BORN, HUSBAND.
The festival of fun ended with me sitting outside in the heat (which I’m allergic to, so I was RISKING MY LIFE) arguing with people over what my old stuff was worth and listening to them tell me how it was “too hot to have a yard sale”.
While they were AT. MY. YARD. SALE.
And I really wanted to point out that out, but that may have meant losing out on two sweaty quarters for an old onsie of my son’s from 6 years ago, so I just nodded and kept my mouth shut. It was sort of hard to talk anyways, what with my heat allergy and just focusing on staying alive. Also, my weak bird-like wrists were sore from the previous day’s lifting.
No one even felt sorry for me, except for my husband who did make a trip to the gas station to get me a biscuit and gravy and 3 scratch-off lottery tickets.Â Which really makes any bad day just a bit brighter if you ask me.
So anyways, I am done with yard sales forever and ever after. The End.
It’s been so hot out, I thought a nice cold Cherry Limeade Pie would be the perfect dessert. I made them in jars because…it looks cool PLUS you can keep them in the freezer with the lid on until you want to eat them!! Handy dandy.
2 cups graham cracker crumbs (you’ll need about 15 whole sheets)
8 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
12 (8 oz) wide mouth, half pint jars (use ones made for canning like Mason or Ball–they won’t crack in extreme temperatures. I bought mine at Wal Mart)
8 oz can frozen limeade
7 oz (half a 14 oz can) sweetened condensed milk
8 oz Cool Whip, thawed
Cherry Whipped Cream:
1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Jar of maraschino cherries
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar. Press a few spoonfuls in the bottom of each jar, going up the sides a bit. Place jars on a large cookie sheet and bake for 6 minutes. Cool completely.
Place limeade, Cool Whip, and sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl. Fold together carefully until fully combined. Pour into each jar, leaving room at the top for the lid. Screw lids on each jar and place in the freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Before serving, prepare whipped cream. In a mixing bowl (preferably a metal one that has chilled in the freezer for about 15 min) whip cold cream, 3 Tablespoons of cherry juice from the jar of maraschino cherries and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar, with the whisk attachment until peaks form. Spoon on top of pies and top with a cherry.
If you love Cherry Limeade, you will love these!!
And if you don’t love Cherry Limeade…you probably won’t. BUT–you should make them for someone who will. Geez, stop being so selfish.
Have a fabulous Monday and thanks for stopping by!!