I know it has been way way too long since my last post.
I have been so busy. The month of July is so packed full of fun and amazing things which has been AWESOME…but it leaves my blog/bloggers starving for some TLC.
Not only has this month been great so far, but there is so much to look forward to! This weekend we have a triathlon that Mikey will be doing for his 3rd year in a row. I am going to do the running portion…NOT the whole thing!
Mikey and I spent the 4th at his cabin, relaxing and laying in the sun.
My friend April is coming to Chicago for work and will be here this Monday through MY BIRTHDAY!!!!
That is secretly why I love July so much 🙂
But I really can’t wait to have Ape here, she is amazing.
And Mikey is off the hook for the bday bash because April is going to be here.
We have a couple concerts, a pool party in Green Bay, WI where our friend Joe will be in attendance (it has been too long!!!), and then to top it all off…
I just found out I get a PAID week off somewhere around the 25th…
I hope you don’t hate me now that I have rubbed my amazing month in your face.
Please continue reading!!! I promise that there will be
months where I come to you crying out in boredom!!!
Enough about the month of July…
I decided to try out our ice cream maker that we got for our wedding but still had in the box…
It was a success!
I only needed 4 ingredients. And the ice cream maker did all the work!
I know that technically I didn’t make ice cream. I made it’s healthier frienemy, sorbet.
I really wanted to make mango sorbet, but the kids I nanny for wanted strawberry…
And since we all made it together I guess that’s the adult decision…
Boil the sugar and water.
Add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice.
We did almost 2 tablespoons to give it a tart kick. It turned out well!
Puree some strawberries…
Then pour the lemon/strawberry/simple syrup into the ice cream maker…
It does allll the work.
Then spread it into a container that is air tight…
The perfect summer treat!
This is Olivia. She is 8 and wants to be a chef/waitress when she grows up.
She is very helpful and loves being in the kitchen.
She also loves all things sweet 🙂
(Makes 1 quart)
2 2/3 Cups fresh or frozen strawberries, pureed
1/3 Cup sugar
2/3 Cups water
2 Teaspoons lemon juice
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer until sugar dissolves.
Remove from heat and cool completely (1-2 hours).
Combine with pureed strawberries and lemon juice.
Pour into ice cream maker and follow the directions of your machine.