Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Early Birthday Gift


My birthday is this week. Yes!!!! About two weeks ago, I informed my husband that I had already taken care of my gift for this year. In July, I'm planning on attending the six day Summer Stitch-In offered by Pat Wys and our Silver Thimble Club. (More about that later) I've already paid for the stitch-in. This is usually ok with him. We usually "hint" or make a list for gift-giving. Imagine my surprise when he handed me a big gift-wrapped box yesterday afternoon. We're now the proud owners of a Cuisinart Ice Cream maker. Well, folks, we love ice cream at our house. We made a batch yesterday. The inner bowl probably wasn't in the freezer long enough. There was room for improvement. Today, I mixed up the recipe in the booklet for plain "wonderful" Vanilla Ice Cream. Much better! Oh course, I used whole milk and heavy cream. I'd love to experiment to find a lower fat recipe or sherbet. If you have a good homemade ice cream recipe especially one that has a lower fat content or low sugar, please let me know! With the heat this Summer, we're gonna wear this little baby out :)

8 comments:

Karin said...

Yum that looks good. Happy birthday to us this week! What day are you?

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday. What a lovely gift, isn't it great to get a surprise sometimes. I'm not keen on ice cream myself so can't help with any other ideas, but I bet you get loads of help from other people.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Ok the perfect meal..Marion grilling and ice cream for desert..YEAH BABY..

Pat

Happy Early birthday

Gretchen said...

Happy Birthday to you! So when are you inviting all your quilting buds over??? LOL! I'm thinking fresh peach ice cream sounds great!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday! Are you taking advantage of Birthday specials at any of the quilt shops?

Yum Yum! When you find that low fat recipe, how about making some for Stitch-In?

TexasRed said...

Happy birthday! Sounds like a great present. My husband makes home-made ice cream and I love it. (Just think of all the extra calcium you'll all get!)

Sara said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like the perfect gift, a summer stitch in, but have to admit, I would prefer the ice cream maker!

Alberta said...

Oh!! That's great!! Ice cream maker is wonderful birthday gift!!