Thursday, July 21, 2011

Shorts and Ice Cream: Heat Wave Essentials



La mode: First of all, thank you guys so much for all your helpful, supportive comments about what I said yesterday about blogging on a busy schedule. While I already knew that most of you are in the same boat I am, it made me feel better to know that you have trouble fitting it all in as well.



Top: Gap; shorts: The Limited via Marshall's; earrings: Old Navy; belt: Old Navy; sandals: Gap

Today, on Kansas Heat Wave Day 345 (or at least it feels that way) I’m returning to my favorite summer color combination: turquoise and coral. I’ll say one thing about this heat—getting dressed is pretty easy. Layering is laughable, even wearing a lot of jewelry is out of the question. Basically, I try to wear as little as possible without crossing into socially unacceptable territory.


Dressing for the heat also makes for pretty boring blogging, however. Shorts, again? Really? Hey, I warned you that you’d be seeing your fair share of this ghostly pair of legs this summer.


La nourriture: Other than shorts, you know what makes this heat (and actually, life in general) bearable? Ice cream. And though I always keep my freezer stocked with it (you know, for emergencies) I decided to embark on the path of making it myself.


Although I’ve had an ice cream maker for over 3 years, this is only my second attempt at homemade ice cream. Yes, you’re welcome to shake your head at me in shame. The problem is, making ice cream is not difficult, but it does involve a lot of steps and a lot of waiting. And waiting, especially when it comes to ice cream, is not something I’m good at.


I’m very pleased that I put my instant-gratification issues aside and decided to make a batch. The recipe I used was Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream from Brown Eyed Baker. And holy peanut butter deliciousness! If you’re going to make your own ice cream, and you love chocolate and peanut butter, well, you must make this!

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