Wow! We have had a very busy week around here. Our Baby Girl graduated from high school this past week. We are so proud of her! I will hopefully be back to couponing, crafting, cooking and posting soon!!
I came across this recipe for homemade ice cream. It looks like something my son would enjoy making. I am going to follow this recipe first, then experiment with different ingredients after I see how it turns out.
What you’ll need:
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 cup milk or half & half
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 6 tablespoons rock salt
- 1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc)
- 1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
- Ice cubes
How to make it:
- Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag.
- Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
- Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.
- Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.
- Rinse the small bag with cold water, then open it carefully. Enjoy!
A 1/2 cup milk will make about 1 scoop of ice cream, so double the recipe if you want more. But don’t increase the proportions more that that — a large amount might be too big for kids to pick-up because the ice itself is heavy.
1. Fresh Fruit Dip
8 oz. Softened cream cheese
7 oz. Marshmallow cream (Fluff)
3 tbsp Orange Juice
Mix cream cheese in mixer. Then add marshmallow cream and mix. Add Orange juice and mix. Beat until smooth. Dip fresh fruit such as strawberries, melon, bananas, apples and pineapple in chilled dip.
2. Strawberry and Chocolate Pie
1 6oz. Pkg. Semisweet chocolate pieces (1 cup)
1 8oz. Pkg. Cream cheese, softened
3 tbsp honey
1 9 inch baked pastry shell
4 cups fresh whole strawberries, stems and caps removed
In a saucepan melt the 6 oz chocolate, cool. In a bowl beat cream cheese until softened. Gradually beat in melted chocolate and honey. Spread mixture in pastry shell. Cover; chill pie 1-2 hours. Place berries on top of pie. Drizzle with melted chocolate if desired.
That must mean summertime is officially here. I am worried about hearing these dreaded words way to many times this summer. With us being in a new state, and not having any kids near us, I figured I better have some ideas lined up for those “down” days. So far I have come up with forty-two activities for my son to choose from throughout the summer. I’m sure we won’t get around to doing all of these, but It will be nice to have list on hand to help us out when we can’t think of anything to do.
- Sign up at library for their Summer
- Plant a container garden
- Make a scrapbook of everything you do this summer
- Have a picnic
- Write a letter to solider(my nephew)
- Become a photographer for the day
- Go to the drive-in
- Plan, shop for and make dinner for family
- Bake some cookies
- Play mini-golf
- Do science project
- Go backpacking
- Go outside and find 10 different kinds of flowers
- Go camping
- Come up with new trail-mix and make it
- Attend VBS
- Go to city pool
- Visit the zoo
- Have a winter theme party
- Visit local theme park
- Have a family game night
- Paint pottery
- Go bowling
- Make a movie
- Go canoeing
- Go to a museum
- Tie-dye some t-shirts
- Outside water fun day
- Have a paper airplane contest
- Go without TV for a day
- Make something from recyclables
- Make homemade ice cream
- See a movie
- Make a piñata out of paper-mache
- Visit a National Park
- Roast marshmallows/hot dogs
- Go fishing
- Go Bird Watching
- Re-decorate bedroom
- Learn to play chess
- Go horseback riding
- Sports Camp
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