Good evening. Ya'll come on in and have a seat and let me share our great news. Now my grandson is going to kill me but I am the GRANDMOTHER and I have to brag. Jimmy graduated the past Saturday from the University of Georgia and it was a big day for us. He has done really well and graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. We enjoyed the beautiful day with the sunshine and great breeze to keep us cool. So, if you don't mind I will share a little bit about the day.
I found out that UGA is the oldest state supported college in the United States and has a great and proud history. It was chartered in 1784 and was established on 40,000 acres of land. Rather than take up too much of your time I have added a link to it and let you read it. I was most impressed with the buildings and grounds and of course watching Jimmy graduate was an awesome experience even if we couldn't see him.
We thoroughly enjoyed the speaker for as you can see above it was Alton Brown who is a chef on Food TV. He is a graduate of UGA, author and chef and gave a good speech. It was interesting, funny and certainly not boring like many of the speakers can be. Jimmy didn't even know who he was before he Googled him for he is not a food network junkie like the rest of us are. He did comment that winter graduation had the Sec. of Defense and they had a chef but I know I had rather have Alton Brown any day. I know a politician would have been booooring as heck and we wanted to celebrate not be bored to death.
It was great to have 4 generations present. This is Jimmy, his parents and nephew and we grandparents were taking the pictures. Noah, his nephew, had to come without his mom for little sister Josie could come at any minute now and we really didn't want her to take the chance. This energetic 2 year old was such a good "little man." Not sure he knew what was going on but he sure enjoyed all the attention he got. I think it was fantastic to have the 4 generations for lots of families are not this blessed.
2 (8 oz.) containers strawberry yogurt
1 container low fat, sugar free, Cool Whip
2 cups sliced strawberries
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Mix yogurt, lemon juice and Cool Whip together and fold in strawberries. Spoon into the chocolate Teddy Graham pie crust and smooth out. Place in freezer for at least an hour. Before serving, place some sliced strawberries on top and sprinkle with chocolate cookie crumbs. Slice and serve. You can keep it in the freezer for a frozen pie or refrigerate for a softer pie. We like it frozen.
Chocolate Teddy Graham Crust
2 c. Chocolate Teddy Graham crumbs (you can use any chocolate cookies for this or the plain graham crackers).
1/2 stick butter
Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter in food processor. Cover bottom of 9 inch pie plate with mixture and press against sides. Put in refrigerator while making pie. Notice I do not add sugar for the chocolate crumbs are sweet.
Well that's about it for today and ya'll come back to see me. Hopefully it won't be too long between posts next time. Be careful stepping off the "Net Porch" and come back soon.