Sunday, July 29, 2007

Sunday Dinner July 29, 2007

Quiche Lorraine, green salad with lots of fresh tomatoes from the garden and carrot sticks. Toaster-oven s'mores for dessert
Bill is on call this weekend and didn't make it to dinner. But no more weekend call till January--wahoo!
Speaking of wahoo. Zoey went to Vacation Bible School this week with her friend Mia McConville. Each day they would have a new theme such as, "God is real" and then all the kids would yell, Wahoo! (It had a western theme.) It was at a Presbyterian church but the camp was infiltrated with Mormons. Two of Zoey's counselors were from our ward--one is the Bishop's daughter. It's refreshing to work with a Christian church that is not only tolerant but welcoming to Mormons. Lizzy went to the camp for a couple days but it wasn't her thing.

On the last day of Vacation Bible School they had a lunch and Carnival. John had his face painted as a tiger--note the short hair cut.

We had two other important events this week but no photos from them--sorry. First we had a going away party for our friends Gina and Nephi Thompson on July 24th. We had cookies and homemade ice cream. I made raspberry ice cream and Gina said it's the best ice cream she's ever tasted. Recipe to follow. It was lots of fun but it is sad to see the Thompsons go.

Fresh Raspberry Ice Cream

1 quart half and half
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 T vanilla
1 pint whipping cream

Mix till sugar dissolves. Freeze in 4-5 quart ice cream freezer according to directions.
In the meantime gently mix and mash

3-4 cup raspberries
1/4-1/2 sugar (depending on the sweetness of the berries)

When the ice cream freezer stops. Open container and pour berry mixture in. Turn blade several times and put back in to freeze until it stops again. Don't try to save time by putting the raspberries in at the beginning. Then you'll just be stuck with rock hard raspberries and soupy ice cream. If you do it my way you get firm ice cream and soft berries. As Gina says the best ice cream she's ever tasted.

The next day we celebrated Bill's birthday. We had leftover Indian food and pound cake with the leftover homemade ice cream it was nice and low key and I think that's how Bill wanted it. I thought I might take a nice photo of him and post it today but alas he is not home from work yet. So no photo. But I still want to say Bill is great. I appreciate how hard he works. He has to work twice as hard as many of his colleagues because when he's finished with work he can't goof off or go to bed early instead he has to come home and do dishes and change diapers and wrestle tigers. I know he enjoys all that but I also know he gets tired.

Thank you Bill.

And finally the John quote of the week:
"Mom, would you like me to start the car for you?"
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TX Girl said...

I'm sorry we missed Bill's birthday. No one does birthdays like Ruth, so I have a hard time believing it was anything but spectacular.

I have to say your Mango ice cream is my favorite. thanks for the recipe. We will have to give it a try this weekend.

Michelle said...

Ah, it's always nice to hear an "old married" say so many nice things about her hubby. :) Love you!