"Give me a T for TEXAS,
give me a T for Tennessee.
Give me a T for Texas,
give me a T for Tennessee .
Give me a T for Thelma, woman made a fool out of me..."
"If you don't want me baby,
mama you sure don't got to stall .
If you don't want me baby,
mama you sure don't got to stall.
I've had more pretty women than a passenger train could haul ..."
Lynyrd Skynyrd sings this olden song...
so did JOHNNY CASH....
TEXAS SWEET TEA and LEMON CHEESECAKE....
mighty hard to beat !
Pretty plates with roses on them just seem to make EVERYthing taste twice as good...
I always say TWO pieces are better than ONE !!
..and I wish I had a whole ENTIRE set of this ROSE plate, trimed in gold...
The above photo is from the net...
a photo of
PALO DURO CANYON..
only a couple hours drive for us..
But....THIS is what it looks like around our place...
Maybe THAT'S why we drink more ICED tea out here
on the plains...
I know it sure does taste good....ALL YEAR ROUND..!
(from the web)
For iced tea, use only orange pekoe. I've always used Lipton, and keep meaning to try other brands (Luzianne, for instance), but I keep reaching for the Lipton red and yellow box.
For the absolute best results, use a glass or glazed pitcher that can handle having boiling water poured into it. Plastic and metal containers may be able to take the heat, but they often impart flavors that interfere with the best tea taste.
(I ALWAYS use a glass pitcher...never plastic!)
Tie your teabags together so they'll be easier to remove from the pitcher.
Fresh tea is the best tea. Don't try and hold it over in the refrigerator for days. Pour it out and make fresh.
The amount of sugar called for in my instructions suits my personal taste and, come to think of it, the tastes of my family and guests. However, you may like your tea more or less sweet and, if so, adjust the sugar accordingly. NOTE: I personally use MUCH more sugar in our tea.
Make sure your tea is chilled before you serve it. If you add ice cubes to warm or even room temperature tea, they'll just melt and dilute the tea. And, by all means, use ice cubes rather than chipped or crushed ice to keep the melting to a minimum.
About family-size tea bags: The big tea bags are three and a half times the size of the little ones (7 grams, as opposed to 2 grams). I'll let you do the math. I use the regular tea bags because I find that five of them (which would be 10 grams) are perfect for one and one-half quarts of tea, which is what I usually make every day.
MARFA, TX. was the location of “Giant”, which included James Dean.
Not far from us...
I hope you enjoyed your ICED TEA.
I sure enjoyed YOUR visit !!
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