wow what a busy day yesterday was – I have gotten my 10,000+ steps for 5 days in a row!! The morning was spent on the garden – just distance shot here – lot’s of work to do still – I did get 6 tomato plants planted last night though so that’s good – mulch moved, cement blocks moved in for another bed – yes cement blocks – I’ll say more about those when I get done – saw it on pinterest for raised beds. Wow does that grass need to be cut – I was going to do that yesterday but I barely started when I ran out of gas. For the life of me I can not get the cap to work with my arthritic fingers/hand and so I leave that to Mike he gets the gas and fills up the mower and I usually take it from there. (yes you have figured it out by now Mike doesn’t do yard work or garden work often – not his thing)
Where I picked up on it last night
A few more of the Murrieta Stars are done 17 of 30
and yes they might look like solids but they are not. All of the colors are something like this, a plaid of some sort.
I started to cut more hexies for the border of Handful of Scraps while I was taking breaks from outside work. I only work outside for about 30 minutes at a time then come in and take a break for about 20-30 minutes then go back out again – did that all morning. I treat the yard and garden as I do quilting – a little bit every day and it gets done. I can not afford a gardener/landscaper. The little hexies will go in a scrap quilt, they are all kinds of odds and ends of colors – I started working on tiny hexies some time ago but only work on them once in awhile – no plan for them at this moment.
And dessert! I made this first thing yesterday morning before I went out to the garden – very fast – homemade ice cream with out a machine!! I think it took all of 10 minutes to make.
Strawberry-Banana Ice Cream
2 cups chopped strawberries (if large cut each berry into about 8 pieces)
2 bananas – cut in slices
Put the berries and banana’s in a ziplock bag and freeze the day or night before you will use them
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon of Vanilla
Put the whipping cream in your kitchen aide mixer (or what you use) and with the whipping blade let it go until stiff – at the same time this was going I put the frozen fruit in a food processor and add the vanilla and the milk – pulse until it is all chopped up and fairly smooth – pulse off and on not continuous. When the cream was stiff and the fruit mixture fairly smooth I added the fruit to the cream and stir it all up until well mixed – pour into a bread pan or a container of your choice and cover tightly – put in the freezer and freeze for about 12 hours or so – I did mine by 8:30 in the morning and it was froze good by after supper. (if you do not have a food processor I do not know if you could do this – I’m not sure if a blender is strong enough, would have to do it in multiple batches I assume. I saw a recipe kind of like this on facebook I think, but it just had the fruit and a 1/4 cup milk in it – I wanted more of an ice cream mixture so I tried this – it was good. As it thaws out if you do not eat it quickly it does become a little “slippery” from the bananas not sure what kind of texture you call mashed bananas.