I was taught from an early age how to cook and clean by my mam and my Nana. When I was in Grammar (High) School I took Home Economics one year. Total waste of time for me, as I had been cooking for years. I remember one of the first things we had to make was scrambled eggs..........of course some people had no idea, so they were learning a lot.
One of the recipes we made was Fresh Fruit Salad, which is a dessert, not a salad. I have made this many times over the years and is a great way of using up fruit.
Here is the recipe:
Fresh Fruit Salad
1 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar (4 oz)
juice of half lemon
Place water and sugar in a pan, and bring to boil; stirring until sugar has dissolved. Cool.
When liquid has cooled, add lemon juice and chopped/sliced fruit of your choice.
I added, one apple, a jar of canned pears, a tin of mandarin oranges, a banana, some watermelon and a handful of seedless grapes.
Pineapple, strawberries, kiwi, and regular oranges are also good in it. It's light and refreshing on a hot summer's day. I like mine with Carnation Milk.
I didn't get as much done as I would have liked on Wednesday, as the humidity was just plain awful. However, I got the closets primed inside. A large load of laundry done. Made dessert. Did some cleaning and got some phone calls made. So all was not lost.