My Papaw Latham (my Mom’s Dad) passed away before I was born. I grew up hearing lots of stories about him and my grandmother always told me that if he were alive he would be so proud of me and the things I did growing up. She always made sure I knew that he loved me from Heaven and was smiling down on me. He is one man I wish I could have known because he seemed to be such a fun, loving man of God. I can’t wait to meet him in Heaven one day and get a great big old hug from him. A few years ago, my Mom’s best friend sent me some of her favorite recipes. In those recipes was a recipe for something called a “Purple Cow”.
Here is what she wrote with the recipe: “The first time I ever had this was when I went to Panama City Beach, Florida with your mom and her parents back in the 1960’s. This was one of her Dad’s favorite treats. I still consider it a royal treat and when I buy Welch’s grape juice, I will make sure to have some vanilla ice cream too. Both of my kids liked it too.”
I decided to share my Papaw’s favorite treat: a Purple Cow beverage! I have made this numerous times for my kids and they love it too. I always tell them the story about their great-grandfather and the wonderful man he was that we never got to enjoy but we will all get to enjoy one day in Heaven. So, grab a glass & make your own Purple Cow and then call your grandparents if they are still around and tell them you love them!