Thursday, August 18, 2011

Before Summer is Over

Summer is slipping away faster than I could have imagined. I saw a flock of robins yesterday - always my first inkling of fall's arrival. I know the summer weather is not over, but the nights are getting steadily cooler and it can't be long until the days are cooler too. It's been an odd summer  - I have only been on my bicycle once, and although I have gone to the beach quite often I have yet to find any swimsuits or even look for them among the boxes. My "Florida" summer clothes are still in their special bag packed in with my other summer clothes.  I'm in a folding pattern, waiting to settle into my new home.

I have GOT to stop using my ice cream maker still in it's packing box as an end table and make some ice cream! There are a lot of really good ice cream places on the Cape, but they are really expensive, and many of them are only open in the summer. I could make a half gallon of delicious gourmet ice cream for the price of one of their cones. I ran across this recipe this morning and not only does it sound super tasty but it also looks festive and beautiful: Butterscotch Pecan Ice Cream Tartufi | thelittleloaf The first day I spend in our new house knowing I won't be leaving at the end of the weekend I will be making ice cream, and quite possibly from this very recipe!

Last night I met my Stitch 'N Bitch buddies for knitting at sunset on South Cape Beach, which includes Mashpee Town Beach. I had not seen my knitting friends for a few weeks and it was just so encouraging and restoring. I have not known them long but missed meeting up so much. Some people were not able to come (I'm looking at YOU, Pat!) but no matter who comes it's always just who I needed to see. I've cast on for the first of the Super Secret Christmas Projects, so let the wild rumpus begin!


Kay Dennison said...

I'm so glad everything is coming together for you! I sounds like you're settling in fabulously!

jaykaym said...

Oh yes, put that ice cream freezer to use. I have an even better use for it than as your end table. You can make "Ice Cream Freezer Margaritas". They are fabulous, much slushier than the ones made in the blender since the ingredients get to mix into the ice. AND you can keep the leftovers in the freezer and scoop out a margarita any old time. Here's my recipe:
1 large can frozen limeade
1 small can frozen limonade
4 large cans water
1 C. tequila
1 C. Triple Sec
Dump it into the ice cream freezer and follow the freezer directions for ice cream.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Dear little Evil Dog of the Prairies. ;-)

oh, Ice cream! yum. We have a tiny thing that makes a quart, and there is a wonderful recipe for lime sorbet off the web I want to try. We've got Limes.

Xtreme English said...

I like the frozen margarita slush recipe..."1 cup of tequila, 1 cup of triple sec"...what's not to like?