When Carissa isn't blogging and staying busy with her kids, she's making ice cream. I'd intended to post these yesterday but I was too busy feeling sorry for myself.
This one is the recipe my mom always used.
a cup of sugar
2 TBS vanilla
1/2 pint whipping cream
2 cans condensed milk
1 & 1/2 quarts dairy milk
1/4 tsp salt
Combine eggs, cream,, sugar, salt and vanilla in a bowl and mix thoroughly with mixer. Pour into, add condensed milk and stir well. Add dairy milk and stir. Freeze in canister of ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. (Takes about 1 hour in my machine.) Makes 4 qts.
(Gently stir in chocolate chips after it comes out of the ice cream machine if you'd prefer chocolate chip ice cream. The "mini" chips seem to freeze best.)
Mmmmm.....homemade dark chocolate ice cream
2/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder
3 egg yolks, beaten
2 2/3 cups heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup Hershey's Special Dark chocolate chips
In large bowl, stir together sugar and cocoa. Add egg yolks and blend with electric mixer. Add cream a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Chill mixture in refrigerator.
While cream mixture is chilling, grate chocolate chips in blender or food processor or using a rotary grater, until fine. Stir into cream mixture. Freeze in canister of ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.========
I may be forced to purchase an ice cream freezer. We had one on my uncle's farm (hand crank) and that ice cream was so good. My brother and I got to lick the paddle (after we did the cranking, of course).
Ray's still in hospital and still no idea what they plan to do. He was having some difficulty with his speech but he says it's because of the collar. He's probably right. I don't see how he keeps from choking.
I made up for my petulance (and sitdown strike) of yesterday with housecleaning today. My friend Dawn came over early and the two of us (along with the girls) started in. My daughter was feeling well enough to help too. Not a perfect job but it looks much better. It's so hard to keep up when they're on vacation and running in and out.
We have too much stuff and too little space.
Another friend came over later and took them all to the lake. I took them, went to the store (more milk, juice, and ice), visited Ray (with the ice melting in the car - I didn't think that one through) and came home. The ice was fine; I didn't stay long because talking was so difficult and I hate asking him to repeat and repeat. Picked them up around 6:00. They love the lake and their swimming is improving.
Before I forget, hi to Jeanette, another visitor from Australia with a brand new blog.
I've fallen behind on visitors once again. Blame if on the heat. I'll try to read back through and catch up. I'm sure I skipped a couple.
I'm beginning to yawn which is probably a good thing. My spider buddy has vanished; I'm not sure if that's a good thing. I think I'd rather know where she is. She's no bigger than a pin head (not counting her tiny legs) so I don't think she's a real threat. I just don't want her down the back of my neck.
Thanks to all for your patience with my
Take care everybody. Talk to you later.