Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

In this ordinary towel is ice cream.

Yes, I just wrote ice cream. If I didn’t just make ice cream I wouldn’t believe it either.
My son saw something on PBS Kids over the weekend. He is now obsessed with making ice cream. I didn’t really want to go out and purchase either an attachment for the KitchenAid or an ice cream maker. While I love my kitchen gadgets, I honestly didn’t want to add another thing to my kitchen. I’ve got plenty of stuff.
So off to the Googles I went. I found a video showing kids how to make ice cream in a bag. I wasn’t convinced yummy ice cream could have come from three 1-gallon bags and a towel.
Recipe had six ingredients: milk, heavy cream, vanilla, sugar, salt, and ice. All ingredients children and adults alike can pronounce.

Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

Serves four with sensible serving sizes.
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup salt divided into two 1/2 cups
10 cups ice divided into five 1 cups
Combine first four ingredients and a dash of salt into a 1-gallon ZipLock bag. Make sure the air is out of the bag, seal it, then mix well. Fill up two Zip Lock bags each with five cups of ice and 1/2 cup of salt. Seal and mix well.
Place one ice bag on a towel. Add the milk bag then the second ice bag. Wrap the towel up. Let sit for 30-minutes.Bunch up the bag like an icing bag and snip a corner off. Fill bowls.

It was REALLY yummy!
You can’t get fresher ice cream. And in thirty minutes! And a fun activity to do with your kids.
I know my guy loved it!
Christmas Cookies for Santa

Christmas Cookies for Santa

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the cookies. The Christmas Cookie to be exact. A sugar cookie with icing and sprinkles. One big sugar high for days if you eat one cookies.

We made cookies for Santa.  I’m not a cookie maker, so I got ready-bake cookies already cut into shapes.

We decorated them for Santa. And for us.

I’m sure Santa will enjoy them.

Happy Christmas, everyone!

What the World Eats – Shocking Photos

I came across this article on Twitter this morning. And it caused me pause. The images are from the book ‘Hungry Planet: What the World Eats’ by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluision. The family portraits feature pictures of families from around the world with a week’s worth of food purchases. 

I was shocked to see the amount of processed foods where shown. Especially in the American families featured. In fact often, processed foods accounted for between 75-85% of all the food eaten in a week. 

What are we doing? And how do we change our food habits? 

Making of the Cheesecake

Making of the Cheesecake

Cheesecakes are fast becoming a holiday tradition in our house. We love them. And I love to make them with my son. We’ve been cooking and baking together since he was able to stand.

We recently made an Oreo Cheesecake together. My son did it pretty much did it all while I read the directions and took the photos.

And the finished cheesecake! Yum!

Can you ever have enough salsa?

Can you ever have enough salsa?

Why, no, no, you can’t ever have enough salsa. Well, ok, maybe if it isn’t fresh homemade salsa and comes out of the jar.

Warm weather begs for salsa to me. I love the brightness of salsa. The texture of salsa. The smell of salsa. I can make a meal out of fresh salsa and chips.

I love simple salsa. Just tomatoes, white onion, cilantro, chile pepper, garlic, salt, and lime juice chopped fine. Nothing fancy for me.

I’ve been using this recipe from Real Simple magazine for years.

The 2.5 cups get eaten pretty quickly so double the recipe or there will be sad faces.

Everyone in our house loves the salsa.

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