Well, Saturday came and went. I don’t feel any older, I don’t look any older, but I am older.
Over the past few years, small things have changed. I have noticed my back aching a little more than it did when I was a kid. Also, the recovery time for just about everything takes longer now. Oh well, I just work harder and harder to fight the battle.
To celebrate Saturday, Laura bought me a new Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. She got me a nice ice cream recipe book from Williams-Sonoma too. She also got me a gift card for the Red Lion Inn, in Stockbridge, MA and another one for the Spring House Hotel out on Block Island. I thought that was very nice. Have I ever told you that I want to live on Block Island? Talk about relaxation.
So, back to the ice cream maker. I guess she didn’t hear me when I told her I wanted to keep fit and trim for the rest of my life. She knows I have an ice cream weakness. Don’t send me to the grocery store alone…you know what I’ll come back with. Being the age I am and not having a belly is a miracle. I would like to keep it that way.
Well that got thrown out the door. I went out last night and got the ingredients for my first batch of homemade ice cream. I wanted to make the black cherry ice cream recipe, but black black cherries are out of season. Instead, I made the strawberry ice cream.
It was pretty easy. I just followed the recipe and did what I had to do with the ingredients. Unlike the beer recipes, this uses actual fresh ingredients. There are no pre-made mixures. This machine allows you to get as creative as you want.
This is the ice cream after mixing it in the ice cream machine and before putting it in the freezer. I have to stick it there for a few hours and then I can enjoy my first batch of homemade ice cream.
I vow not to get fat.