Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I'm pretty sure

I'm getting another sinus infection.

What's the deal with that? I counted my sneezes yesterday.


That is not a misprint and no I didn't accidently add a number. I actually sneezed that many times. Do you know how traumatic that is for a person? Most of those came in spurts of 6 or 7, which made it worse. I think I may have whiplash.

I broke down this weekend and gave into the temptations that were coming from Lindsey's blog. I've read her posts about homemade ice cream for over a year now and I couldn't stand it any longer.

I thought about it for a while. About which one I would buy, if I would really use it. So on and so on. I originally wanted the Kitchenaid one because I thought it would be easy to use seeing as how I have a stand mixer and all. Then I thought I might run my motor down with all of the ice cream making I would be doing. I use my mixer on average 3-4 times a week ( sometimes more ) for pretty big projects so the thought of adding an additional 20 or 25 minutes onto that a week (or more knowing me) just didn't sit right.

Anyway, I decided to go with the one that Lindsey recommended. I figured I couldn't go wrong that way. She's got pretty good taste when it comes to kitchen gadgets.

Here's a picture of my super awesome homemade vanilla ice cream. Yum! This week I plan on making strawberry cheesecake, chocolate marshmallow (rodney's favorite) and key lime pie. I can already feel the fat on my thighs.

Btw, the ice cream maker doesn't disappoint! It works great and fits in my pantry! Just in time for the 104 degree weather! (rolls eyes)

Speaking of hot weather and summer - last night I decided I wanted to make something light and summery for dinner. I remembered a post that my bff Jess had written about their picnic for Concert in the Garden a few weeks ago. I decided to try it out!

I made everything pretty much the same way with a few minor exceptions. I decided to make our sandwiches on ciabatta bread. Once I had brushed it with the olive oil (and added the s&p) I toasted it flat side up in the oven for a few minutes. 5 minutes to be exact. I like the middle of my sandwich to have a little crunch but not too much.

I made Rylee the same sandwich minus the basil -I didn't think she'd be too into the basil. She did love the sandwich though. Like, really, really loved it.

We all loved the roasted corn. It was delicious. Definitely perfect for summer meals. We'll be having it often.

Thanks for the great idea Jess!

Gotta get some rest! We are oh so very busy this month. Getting everything together for my cake classes is consuming my life!


Cafe Johnsonia said...

I do hope you feel better, Steph. But, on another, happier note--I'm so happy you are making ice cream!!! It's so addictive. I'm working on a tiramisu gelato recipe right now. I made some yesterday, but I used WAY too much espresso powder. My husband called it "Buzz Ice Cream." hee, hee

Feel better!!!

Jessica said...

Yay for delicious food! I roasted corn again Monday night, although this time it was corn from the pop-in-law's garden. Yum!

I would like amaretto ice cream w/ cherries and chocolate bits please.

i'm kelly said...

so now i'm hungry. roasted corn is the best!