Monday, November 24, 2014

Friday Night: Homemade Pizza and Ice Cream

One of our weekly traditions is to have homemade pizza for dinner on either Friday or Saturday.  You can find that recipe here.

I got an ice cream maker a few weeks ago and we've made several batches since...we're still on our sugar fast so we make our ice cream with a little pure maple syrup instead of sugar; and/or fruit puree :).
 Nora loves to hug the ice cream maker while it's churning the cream :). She's just so excited and happy about having ice cream!

And all the kids enjoy taking a peek to check on it's progress. 
 We made strawberry ice cream this past weekend and added a little extra strawberry topping (1c frozen strawberries cooked with 3 Tbsp water and 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup and then blended).

Jane is constantly taking my camera and I find all sorts of pictures on there of things at her level. Here I am, sitting on the cedar chest, double checking the Ice Cream maker instructions and reading more ice cream recipes for the future. I remember reading a pistachio ice cream recipe that sounded heavenly. Can't wait to give it a try!
 After pizza, many times we'll play a game or watch a movie. This week, after Lis and Char played chess, and after we put the two 'littles' to bed, we taught the three oldest how to play Pit, and boy was it a hit! (like my rhyme! Lol!).


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