Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Cutest Cup in the World

This is the cutest idea I've come across in ages.
Start with your basic orange.  Score the rind around the center -- just the rind, not the fruit.

Drop the orange into a pot of boiling water.  Boil for five minutes, then remove orange from hot water and let cool a minute or two.  The rind should have separated a bit from the fruit.  Once it's cool enough to handle, carefully pull one end of the rind down (to form the bottom of your cup) and the other half up, to make the drinking part of your cup.
See?  How simple is that?  Would this not be darling for a little girl's tea party?  Or for a picnic lunch with your sweetie?  It doesn't get any "greener" than your own fruit providing the drinking vessel.
By the way, in case you're wondering . . .
. . . flaming cognac, even with  a pinch of sugar, a clove, a cinnamon stick, and served in the most darling cup in the world . . .
. . . is disgusting.  Absolutely disgusting.
If you have any cognac, just pour that stuff right down the drain.
My little handy hint for the day.
But the orange cup?  Priceless.  Next time I'm trying it with warm apple cider.

NOTE:  Idea from The Pyromaniac's Cookbook by John J. Poister.  A very fun book, even if I spit out  the cognac.



Blogger Farm Girl said...

I think that would be a nice thing to try. So the Cognac wouldn't work? I don't have any but it made laugh to see your comment.
I like the name of that cookbook, it sounds like something my boys would love. :)

January 29, 2012 at 7:45 AM  
Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

I'll be darned if I can remember where I've seen this idea before. I know one little girl who would absolutely LOVE it especially for a Tea Party. Bookmarked so I don't forget again:)

Thanks for the reminder, Lynn...

January 29, 2012 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

It'd be so cute for a little brunch party.

January 31, 2012 at 4:27 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

aw, that really is cute!

January 31, 2012 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Just me said...

Can't believe how creative you are!!!!!

Awesome pictures too!

February 2, 2012 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

Have a happy Wednesday!

February 8, 2012 at 4:28 AM  

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