Be Cool

We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave …

And I swear I’m not going to complain about it. I’d rather be hot than cold any day.

Instead, I’m going to think cool thoughts and eat cool foods, like this recipe from Paula Deen.

Clouds and Sunshine Squares

Slightly soften ½ gallon each of vanilla ice cream and orange sherbet. In a loaf pan lined with waxed paper, press a 1-inch layer of vanilla ice cream into the bottom of the pan. Next, press a 1-inch layer of orange sherbet on top of vanilla. Continue to layer in this fashion until the pan is full, ending with vanilla ice cream.

Cover with waxed paper and chill until solid. Invert pan and turn onto a plate.

To serve, cut slices to desired thickness and garnish with an orange peel curl and fresh mint leaves, if desired.

Makes about 8 servings.