Wednesday, November 17, 2010
A friend and colleague
I was afraid that we were not going to have the brilliant fall colors I love so much. Twenty-two years spent in the mountains conditioned me to the changing of leaves in October. The image of a fall afternoon with a bluer than blue sky and my mountains dressed in orange, yellow and red will always be what I remember about football games at Appalachian State University. (The really cold nights under the lights are another story!) But for the past week, my drive to school has been such a pleasure. The road is lined with bright trees. I came close to just stopping my car and jumping out this morning to take a photo of one. With the sun shining through its branches, it looked as if it were on fire. I came to my senses, though, and just kept going, but slowly. The tree pictured above is right outside my classroom. It is dedicated to a woman who was a very dear friend and colleague.
Mix together well:
6 cups boiling water
4 cups sugar
2 - 12 oz. cans undiluted frozen orange juice
1 - 12 oz. can undiluted frozen lemonade
1 - 46 oz. pineapple juice
5 ripe bananas that have been blended in the blender
Just before serving, add 6 quarts Tom Collins soda.
Bon appétit, Gail!