It’s summer – as you all know it’s my very, very favorite time of year. When I was a kid it was because my birthday is in July. Today, it’s simply because I hate, hate, hate cold weather. It makes me want to cuss.
On another note, this year, my family made my birthday so very special, which was yesterday. First of all, my kids bought me a dress. Yes, my teens. My daughter made note of it while the two of us were internet-window-shopping. Here it is –
And, yes, I’m so very short. I did end up changing into gym shorts and a t-shirt because I was cooking and couldn’t take two steps across the kitchen floor without almost tripping and breaking my damn neck. It does NOT change the fact that I absolutely love this dress and my next lunch or dinner (or whatever) date I definitely plan to wear it (with espadrilles)! I was so touched by their gift – oh and a homemade card, which is the best!
Mark was so sweet too –
They gave me a very special birthday. My favorite part was everybody being together and, of course, eating. My cousin (should be my sister), Meighan of The Meighan Project (check out her blog; it’s awesome and so damn inspiring), her fiance Ben, and many of Katelyn’s friends hung out with us (friends not pictured), ate and laughed and I enjoyed it so much.
I mean, why not?
This was my first time to make homemade ice cream using eggs. I typically make the whole cream, sugar, etc. version. I’ve been wanting to try out a hard core version of homemade ice cream, and I decided to try out Brown Eyed Baker’s Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream recipe. As much as I don’t have an affinity for sweets…
This was the bomb.com. The kids LOVED the ice cream. This lovely little shake/cocktail is a combination of fantastic homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream, Pinnacle Whipped Vodka, Diet Barq’s Root Beer, whipped cream and a lovely cherry on top.
Oh, and BTW a few years ago I made this White Chocolate White Russian made with Pinnacle Whipped Vodka that was amazing. It has been one of my most popular recipes since I started this itty bitty teeny tiny blog. You need to check it out.
Here’s the printable – and keep in mind the kids didn’t sample the real version. There’s was sans the whipped vodka.