When the going gets tough….the tough get ice cream!
When I was a little girl, I used to run errands with my Mom who runs her own business. We would run from here to there and back over there! On special days, or maybe now that I think about it maybe on tough days, we would stop for ice cream! I can still smell the ice cream shop! My Mom would order mint chocolate chip and I ordered pink bubble gum ice cream….I know, ick, but what do you expect, I was 5!
Well, we recently had one of those “when the going gets tough” days. My precious 13 month old baby girl is becoming very confidant in her walking abilities. A bit too prematurely I should say. She fell right into the sharp corner of the low platform bed….it was awful! I will spare you the gory details but I can tell you that I have NEVER seen that much blood! Tears fell from both of us instantly, clothes were ruined, the floor and even the dog was soaked in blood. So we had our first visit to the Emergency Room. By the time we got there, little Ava was laughing and talking to everyone! Just a quick little fix from the doctor and we were on our way….well, okay it actually took several hours but I’m not going to complain!
After all of this it was time, time for my little girl to have her first taste of ice cream! Oh what joy! I recently received an ice cream maker and hadn’t yet had the opportunity to play with it. This was the perfect excuse! So for my first ice cream making experience and for my daughter’s first ice cream I thought Vanilla was the way to go!
The ice cream was a success!!!! There wasn’t even time to grab the camera! Ava took a bite and then clapped, took another bite and clapped! I have been cooking for her for about 7 months and this is the first time I’ve gotten an applause!
I promise I will share some fun recipes for ice cream and sorbet with you soon….in the mean time, my applauding little girl and I will be testing out and perfecting recipes.