I just realised how long it was since I posted here! Not sure where the time has gone. We went to Catriona's on Christmas Day and came home on the Monday so that accounts for a few days. I had to go to work on Wednesday but I've been off since last Thursday. 6 days in a row - unheard of! My colleague had to work on Thursday and Friday but since we close at 12.30 on Christmas eve I had the day off. This week I had to go in from 2-4pm. Might as well have stayed at home. Didn't have a customer in the first half hour and not many after that! Not complaining though.
But I haven't been idle though. I've knitted a jumper for Oliver and started the matching hat and made a start on a cardigan for Poppy. Don't think I've knitted for about a year. I've also tried to keep up with my DT work so that's good after a hectic few weeks. I even made ice cream after work today to use up some cream and eggs. So if anybody wants the easiest ice cream recipe ever let me know and I'll give you the recipe. It came from a friend who used to be a Home Economics lecturer. And it is foolproof lol!!
So all I need to do now is wish you and yours a Happy New Year. I might manage to show my favourite cards from 2010 in the next couple of days if I can tear myself away from my knitting!
Edited to add here's that recipe :-
3 oz or 90g caster sugar.
1/2pint or 300ml double or whipping cream.
Flavouring :- vanilla essence, grated chocolate, chocolate chips, crushed fruit, rind and juice of lemon, liqueur, coffee essence. I used coffee essence the last time I made it and it's lovely. You can easily double the quantities but remember to combine the mixture in a really big bowl!
Whisk the eggs and sugar together to a stable, soft foam. Whip the cream to the same consistency. Mix the egg mixture, cream and any flavouring and place in the freezer in a plastic container with a tight fitting lid.
That's it - simple - no need to take out and beat just leave till frozen and enjoy!
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