Tuesday, August 24, 2010

sherbert anyone?

Kalib wanted French Toast for breakfast, so before going to bed I put the ingredients of bread into the bread maker and let it do the work for us. French Toast is one of Kalib's favorite breakfast treats, but we rarely eat it because everyone else doesn't LOVE it. Before I could even make breakfast, I had to jump up out of bed and head to the grocery store for cake fixings. Kalib wanted chocolate cake, with strawberries and homemade whipped cream. While there, India picked up the fixings to make strawberry sherbet. Can you say YUM?!!! We got home, I got breakfast made and cut strawberries while cooking. India worked on the cake. We got that into the oven and ate and India went to work on the sherbet. She's been looking at the recipe for weeks now and planning when she was going to make it. For those of you who read my blog and don't know - India loves to make deserts. She loves baking cakes, cookies, she's been making fudge regularly... she is a desert chef in the making. She collects desert recipes in her cookbook notebook and picks one every few days to try out. Thank goodness for my waistline I don't have a super sweet tooth, so I usually try whatever she has made, but seldom eat very much of it - even though it is usually awesome. She got it mixed up and into it's first stage of cooling and we headed off to Jason's grandparents for an afternoon visit. When we got home, she was all set to put the sherbet in our ice cream maker and it wouldn't come on. Wouldn't you know it? She was fretting. The sherbet had already been in the freezer longer than it was supposed to be (couldn't be helped - it was Kalib's birthday after all) and now no ice cream maker. It never occurred to me that it might not come on seeing as we haven't used it in YEARS... She called my mom in hopes she would bring it out, she called Jennifer Bray in hopes of us running over there to pick one up, but she ended up calling my grandmother who happened to also have one, so she took off across the yard to get it! For almost an hour the ice cream maker churned - it was really loud, really really loud - and we all had a taste of sherbet before bed. We had all had so much sweet food between Saturday and Sunday, we just couldn't eat it, but it is delicious and we're looking forward to snacking on it and there's enough for a few more days. So, what is so exciting about this sherbet? Well, it's made from scratch with no preservatives and you can taste the goodness - it has very little sugar AND we got to use these lovely bowls I found recently that Jason and I got as a wedding present- nice crystal pudding bowls. Way to go India! Another desert we all love made with love. We can't wait to see what she comes up with next.

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4 comments:

  1. India should bring her dessert prowess into the library! I have an ENORMOUS sweet tooth.

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  2. Like your blog'S style!! Please keep on working hard. ^^

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  3. YUMMY :) I love sherbert and those pictures are great. Thanks for sharing.

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