Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mom's Weekend 2013

This last weekend I ventured down to Moscow for Mom's Weekend. I am so lucky that I have such amazing siblings that love me, and don't mind me tagging along for their Mom's Weekend. Plus I got to spend some time with me momma, which is always great!

Here's 10 great things I loved about my weekend:
1. Seeing family. Of course.
2. Getting to see the wonderful KKG and all of the girls there, and getting to sleep there again!
3. Playing a serious amount of BOOM. Pro Status now. (kinda)
4. Playing with my brother's roommate's cat's kittens! So Precious!
5. Playing with Kaity's adorable baby Rue!
6. Meeting my sister's man.
7. Beer Darts. Mom's Weekend Tradition.
8. Borrowing clothes from my sister.
9. Getting to see Kristen and Shelbea. Such a fun surprise.
10. Catching up with people I don't get to see very often.

Here's some great pictures from my weekend:

 I know... I missed my calling as an animal photographer. =)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Homemade Ice Cream!

If you know me, you know that I have a serious obsession with ice cream. You may also know that I'm getting married here in about 3 months(!) and have been trying to cut down on this obsession. So here's something that I've found that satisfies my craving, and isn't awful for me! I had seen different variations of this recipe all over Pinterest and at first I was a little skeptical, but it is so good, and pretty easy.

Things You'll Need:

  • bananas
  • a powerful blender, I had been using our Magic Bullet, but I burned it up by making too much ice cream.... oops.
  • A rubber spatula
  • cocoa powder (optional)
  • peanut butter (optional)

1. First slice up your bananas (I use about 1 and a half bananas per serving) and put them flat on a plate in the freezer. You don't need them to be rock solid but they should be pretty hard. Maybe about an hour or so in the freezer.

2. Pop your banana slices off of the plate and into a blender.

3. Start blending. Keep blending. This is the hardest part. You just have to keep stopping, scraping down the sides, and blending again. Pretty soon the bananas turn into ice cream. I swear. it's like magic.

4. Once it's all blended smooth you can add a little bit of cocoa powder for chocolate banana ice cream, or you could add peanut butter for peanut butter banana ice cream, or you could add both. That's how Justin and I like it! =)

5. Enjoy!

That's all! It's seriously so simple and yummy! Let me know what you think!