I’ll have an Orange Julius

The closest store to me is about 50 miles away.

So I searched for a recipe or low-fat version to make at home.

History of the Orange Julius.

Did you know how far back the Orange Julius goes?   Neither did I. In 1926, the first orange juice stand began in Los Angelos in a little store on South  Broadway.  His customers liked it and once concocting a blender recipe, in 1929, he opened 100 more stores. It expanded to Canada in 1962.  In 1964, Orange Julius was the official drink at New York’s World’s Fair. In the late 70’s and early 80’s , the drink is introduced in Hong Kong and Singapore. Then along came the Julius Cream Supreme drink line. In 1987, it became a fully owned subsidy of International Diary Queen (IDQ).

Orange Julius recipes  from the web:

a “real” Orange Julius

6 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
8-9 ice cubes

1. Combine all ingredients except ice cubes in blender.
2. Blend for about 1-2 minutes, adding ice cubes one at a time.

I know, that’s a lot of sugar, right? Yeah, no wonder it’s so good

Update: A reader emailed me a suggestion to use powdered sugar to make the drink a bit creamier. I’ve been using 1/4 cup regular sugar and 1/4 powdered sugar and it’s fantastic!

— October 22nd, 2005   from another blogger.  paul mayne.org

6 oz. orange juice concentrate, partially thawed
1 c. milk
1 c. water
1/2 c. sugar (tastes fine with 1/4 c.)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg, uncooked
8 – 10 ice cubes Mix all ingredients well in a blender until quite foamy on top. Makes 4 servings.

from www.cook.com

Orange Frosties:

Soymilk, orange

juice  and ice blend up into a

delicious drink in just 5 minutes.

Prep Time: 5 min

Total Time: 5 min

Makes: 4 servings 1 cup each

2 cups ice cubes or slightly crushed ice
2 cups vanilla soymilk
1 can (6 oz) frozen orange juice concentrate
1. Place all ingredients in blender or food processor. Cover; blend on high-speed 30 to 60 seconds or until smooth and frothy.
2. Pour into 4 glasses. Serve immediately.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.
Health Twist
Use soymilk in your recipes to help you incorporate 25 grams of soy protein in your daily diet.
Special Touch
Jazz up the glasses with a garnish of an orange slice and a sprig of fresh mint.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving: Calories 120 (Calories from Fat 15); Total Fat 1 1/ 2 g  (Saturated Fat  0 g , Trans Fat 0 g); Cholesterol 0 mg  ; Sodium 85 mg; Total Carbohydrate 22g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 21 g); Protein  4 g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 100%; Calcium 15%; Iron 2% Exchanges: 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Vegetable Carbohydrate Choices

NASA Space Shuttle Challenger,where were you in 1986

January 28, 2009
Where were you on this day in 1986?
On this day, in 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated shortly after lift-off in 73 seconds. I remember it clearly.
Where were you on that day?
I was a fairly new graduate Registered Nurse. Working the day shift. It was the lunch hour for the patients and my team was making the rounds after the lunch trays had been brought to each of the patients rooms and checking that each of the patients were comfortable to reach their meal.
It was while we were in the back section of the hallway of SE 4 that a lady who had had her surgery was watching the Shuttle lift-off from her room’s t.v.
Another nurse and I paused and stood in the entrance to her room to watch the television along with her.
I remember her saying something just happened, an exploison. They replayed the scene.
We were amazed , I moved closer to the t.v. to get a better view of the spot in the sky where it looked like a cloud of smoke. We just couldn’t believe it. What had happened?, we asked ourselves over and over again.
In those times, the Medical- Surical floors kept the patients that had Gall Bladder and hernia surgeries for three or four days each receiving pain medications dispensed per Dr.s orders, and monitoring of the Jackson-Pratt drains.
Another remembrance:
My husband was working at Bell Labs, in between college
and was shopping in K-Mart in West Long Branch; it was announced on the piped-in radio. Saw it on T.V. at work in Bell Lab in the cafeteria and then later at home. I did not meet my husband until more than ten years later, so I asked his recollection of the event this morning while I was writing this. He was ready to leave for work.