Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Motivation Wednesday

I doubt I am the only one needing more motivation after a long weekend.  And for me to burn off the calories from the key lime pie ice cream.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

I pulled the recipe out of Southern Living in 2011.  I think it is about time I tried it.

1/2 c. sugar
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. salt
2 c. milk
1 c. half and half
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. key lime zest
1/3 c. key lime juice
1/2 c. coarsely chopped graham crackers

Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a large heavy saucepan.  Gradually which in milk and half and half.  Cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly, 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly.  Remove from the heat.
Whisk egg yolk until slightly thickened.  Gradually whisk about 1 cream mixture into yolk.  Add yolk mixture to the remaining cream mixture., whisking constantly.  Whisk in vanilla.
our mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a bowel, discarding solids.  Cool 1 hour stirring occasionally.  Place plastic wrap directly on cream mixture; chill 8 to 24 hours.  
Pour mixture into freezer container of a 1 1/2 quart electric mice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. 
Stir in 1 tsp. key lime zest, 1/3 c. key lime juice and 1/2 c. coarsely crushed graham crackers halfway through freezing.
 Let stand at room temperature 5 to 10 minutes before serving.  

The worst part about this recipe is that it has to sit overnight before freezing.  But it was worth the wait.  

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Parade Time

Friday night was the annual Fourth of July parade.

S, JF, H, and G-man

A better shot.  

The boys wanted to continue to ride their bikes after everyone started setting up for picnics.  And getting their spots for a good view for the movie.  This year Frozen was the choice.  

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July Goals

I can't believe half the year is over already.  I made about half of my goals for the month.  I really slacked the last week in half of the month.  I was feeling terrible by Sunday from not working out or eating well which was a big wake up call.  I did get one cross stitch project finished and came close to  finishing a second one.

July Goals

**  Hit the gym 2 times a week.

**  Complete the Jessica Smith 30 day ab challenge.

** Paint an accent wall in my living room.

**  Read one book (I have hardly read a ting since classes got out).

**  Try one new recipe this month.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Motivation Monday

I needed this as a reminder.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tball season

G-man finished his first season on tball.

Headed to bat for the first time.

Talking to big bro was more interesting than playing the game.

Someone wasn't a happy camper at the last game.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Motivation Tuesday

I think this is probably one of the best reasons to keep working out.