A few years ago, I got an ice-cream maker for Christmas. I’d really wanted an ice-cream maker, and I got exactly the one I’d wanted (maybe this was because I’d put it on my Amazon wish list). For the first few months, I made ice-cream pretty much every week. Remember that I live in New England, and I got the ice-cream maker for Christmas (though apparently Bostonians have the nation’s highest per capita winter consumption of ice-cream).
However, gradually my initial frenetic ice-cream making pace slacked off, and now I think I make ice-cream maybe once or twice a year. Usually vanilla, to accompany pie or some other dessert for a special occasion. (Donald no doubt wishes I would increase the amount of homemade ice-cream appearing on our table at the expense of, perhaps, vegetables.) I still like ice-cream, and I still enjoy making it. It’s not even that much work. But, other things seem to have gotten in the way.
A glance at the number of blog posts I’ve written each month since I started this blog a little over a year ago might suggest that a similar thing has happened with this blog. 11 posts in May of 2010. 11 in June. 17 in July (a record!). Back down to 15 in August. And down, and down. Well. You can see the stats for yourself. I just got married*, and I haven’t even blogged about the wedding or our honeymoon trip to Italy. I mean, if I can ramble on for pages about a visit to the Tabasco sauce factory, surely I can make time to write about my trip to Italy?
Well, maybe. Probably not tonight though, since I’ve just used all my blogging time complaining about the fact that I haven’t been blogging.
In the meantime, if you’re desperately curious about the wedding and honeymoon, my husband Donald has been way better about keeping up with his blog than I have, so feel free to check out what he has to say.
* This may have something to do with the fact that I haven’t had much time for blogging the last few months.
You need to start making ice cream again so that you can make this:
My friend is still in the honeymoon stage with his ice cream maker, and he made this and it is AWESOME.
Then, you could blog about it! 🙂
Congrats again on your marriage! The pictures from Italy are great!
That sounds yummy! I’ve never made an ice-cream with cookie dough, though. If I’m going to put things in ice-cream, nuts always seem more appealing. Athough Donald doesn’t like nuts.
I really want to make some strawberry ice-cream during the brief period when you can actually get local in-season strawberries,* but I don’t think I’ll be laid off from my job by then, and hence not as much time for non-essential cooking.
* But still only at farmstands. Ordinary grocery stores, and even Whole Foods, pretty much only carry unripe California strawberries that taste the same year round, whether strawberries are in season here or not. My general rule is that if I can’t smell strawberry from a couple feet away, I don’t buy them.