The long Memorial Day weekend was just what we needed. Our barbecue was a success and it was really nice to have my parents stay with us for the weekend. Mom and I made cream puffs! Dad and I went on a 12 mile bike ride after eating cream puffs for breakfast! The weather was sunny, breezy and just gorgeous. I also have a Memorial Day tip for you. If you live in a state that has bottle returns, do not return your bottles the day after Memorial Day. I thought I’d stop in at the grocery store and get that done quickly, but I really should have known better. Among the chaos, though, I used a bottle return machine after a man had just finished and he forgot to push the button for his receipt before moving to a different machine. I pushed the button and handed the receipt to him. That’s when I noticed his army shorts in that desert pixelated pattern. He smiled and thanked me. In the parking lot I saw him get into his truck with an army sticker on the back. I wish I would have thought to thank him for his service to our country.
I hope you enjoyed your weekend, too, and holiday or not, it’s a party when there’s semifreddo around, right? While in Chicago, I noticed semifreddos on several dessert menus. I vowed to make my dream semifreddo when the weather warmed up and this chocolate and lemon-pistachio one was born. The frozen slices are cute and it’s fun to slice up for guests. Or you can eat it by yourself, no judgement. The top layer is soft with lots of lemon pistachio flavor and the chocolate layer is dense with rich chocolate flavor. I bet you’ll have trouble deciding which is your favorite layer.