Life is uncertain. Eat Dessert First. ~ Ernestine Ulmer (A vida é incerta. Coma a sobremesa primeiro.)

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to look back and be thankful.  There are literally millions of things to be thankful for.  A child that smiles at a stranger on the street and stops time.  The blades of grass that cool our bare feet.  The sun that rises faithfully every morning and sets in the evening.  The shimmering grains of sand on the beach.  A kitten sleeping peacefully on your favorite pillow.  Grandpa Elliott singing “Stand By Me” with Playing for a Change.

How sweet is the scent of someone you love coming in for a hug? Or the excitement you feel when a hand-written letter arrives in the mail and it’s from a friend you haven’t seen in a long time.  Tucked in the branches of the Christmas tree is an ornament you bought while strolling through quaint little shops in a foreign land.  A good laugh at your desk when you receive an email that says: “I’m interested in a Health Care Curse”.  There might be a vowel missing from the “curse”.

Of all the blessings of this life I am especially thankful for good health.  Most of us have two eyes that open when we wake each morning.  And we have legs that will take us on a scenic jog whenever our heart desires.  With good health we can enjoy and feel thankful for all the other things.

This Passion Fruit Mousse recipe is very easy to make and easier to eat…first.

Photos by Priscillakittycat, Recipe by

Photos by Priscillakittycat, Recipe by

8 Maracujás
1 colher de sopa de açucar
1 lata de leite condensado
2 copos de crème (whipping cream)

Tire a polpa dos maracujás, amacie com as mãos e coe para extrair o suco.  Acrescente o açucar e o leite condensado.

Numa tigela fria (coloque a tigela no freezer antes de usar) e bata o crème até formar um Chantilly.  Levemente acrescente um terço do crème à mistura do maracujá e logo acrescente o restante do crème até que desapareçam os traços e a cor fique uniforme.  Leve para gelar (na geladeira) durante uma hora.

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