Friday, June 15, 2012

Granny & Nem's Cafe and Store

Being out of school for summer gives me a lot of free time.  I get to sleep in, eat whenever I want, eat wherever I want, shop, watch a lot of TV, travel (not doing too much of this year)...
This week I went to the Loveless Cafe for the first time...EVER (yes, I am a native Nashvillian)!  I can't believe I had never been.  The food was delicious!  I'm such a sucker for biscuits and jelly!

I also wandered into their little Hams & Jams store.That's when I saw their strawberry, peach and blackberry preserves for $8.75!!!!!! As Granny would say, "SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!"

Remember when I posted about Granny giving her strawberry preserves away (click here)? She should have been charging all those folks for that preserves.  She could even have her own little store.  I've already got a name for it, Granny & Nem (the rest of the family and I can be the "nem").
So here's what we'll have for sale at Granny & Nem one day in the distant future:

Granny's Strawberry Shortcakes

1 pkg Hostess Shortcakes (these are the best)
2 c. fresh strawberries
1/3 c. + 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 c. heavy cream

Wash and slice strawberries.  Place berries in a bowl and cover with 1/3c. sugar.  Set aside.  Combine cream & remaining sugar.  Mix cream and sugar until light and fluffy.  Cover and refrigerate. 
*not really cream and sugar in this bowl
 When sugar has dissolved on the berries they are ready.  Top a shortcake with berries (and sweet berry juice) and then finish off with a dollop of hand whipped cream. Enjoy and come back to Granny & Nem's!

Nem's Strawberry Ice Cream

6 c. Half & Half
2 - 14oz. cans Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 c. strawberries (Mom likes to mash her berries, but put them in however you like)
2 tbsp. vanilla flavoring
Ice cream salt

Pour half & half, milk, berries, and flavoring into the ice cream freezer.  Stir it all together.  Put the dasher in and the top on the canister (follow the directions for ice cream freezer). Surround the container with ice and sprinkles of salt.  Turn on the freezer and let it do all the work.
So super easy to make Mom's ice cream. I think she should charge at least 4 bucks for a half ounce of that goodness! I mean if Loveless can do it so can we!
Now if only Granny and I can crack the code for those Loveless biscuits we'll be in business!

1 comment:

  1. Super!! Now I don't have to cook - I will just come to your store/cafe and eat all the yummy goodness!!


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