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Homemade Berry Ice Cream

Homemade Berry Ice Cream

2 cup cream 
2 cup milk
2-3 cup mashed strawberries
1/2 cup honey or 1 cup sugar
1/4 cup  strawberry jam (optional for greater berry flavor)

Blend all together. Pour into ice cream maker. Freeze according to ice cream maker’s directions.  Substitute fruit of your choice for strawberries.  Ex. cherries, peaches, etc.

I got this recipe from http://homejoys.blogspot.com/2012/06/homemade-strawberry-ice-cream.html

 

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

 

I got this recipe from http://www.frugalupstate.com/recipes/recipe-cheaters-strawberry-rhubarb-jam/

Cheater’s Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

(freezer jam or boiling water bath canned)

Ingredients:
7-8 C of rhubarb cut into 1 inch chunks
4 cups of sugar or to taste
1- 3 oz pkg strawberry Jell-O

Directions:

1.  Wash and cut up rhubarb stalks into half inch pieces and place in a large bowl.

 

2.  Mix sugar in with the rhubarb chunks.   Cover & let sit for at least an hour until the juices come out of the rhubarb.

 

3.  Cook rhubarb mixture over medium high heat, stirring and mashing a bit until it is soft and the pieces of rhubarb have mostly disintegrated.  Add jello.   Stir until jello is dissolved.  Pour mixture into freezer containers and freeze.

 

 

Yields about 3 pints

Irises

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Our irises are in full bloom!  These were given to us several years ago by a friend from church.  It has taken them a while to get going but I think they are looking pretty good this year. 

We have been busy this week.  Does any one think this is becoming the norm?  Seems like spring is a busy time.  Anyway, we went to the dentist on Tuesday.  Both girls got a good report.  Then on Wednesday, we went to Sam’s club and bought our bulk items.  Yesterday, we went down to Jessica’s.  Today is full as well.  Our church is doing a Mother/Daughter banquet this evening.  I am bringing rolls.  I also have to take Hubby’s van in to Little Town to get 2 tires put on.  I was hoping the girls and I could get the nests made today for the little chicks.  Hubby also wants to work on the floor for the new boxed in part of the back porch when he gets in from the job site.  We’ll see. 

 School has taken a back burner this week with all that has been going on.  We only lack 15 more lessons in math and we’ll be finished with it for the summer.  We are calling quits to language when math is finished.   Then we plan on doing history and science during June and July and taking August and September off.  These two months are so busy here with canning.  It is much easier for us to take those months off.

I also hope to make strawberry jam today.  Yesterday, while down at Jessica’s we got 2 gal. of strawberries.  I put one gallon in the freezer yesterday evening and hope to make jam with the other gallon today.  I think Jessica is planning on making jam tomorrow.  I am going to try using the liquid certo this time.  I just haven’t been having success with the powdered sure jell. 

Well, that’s about it for now.  I better get busy if I am going to get anything done.  I hope you all have a great day and God bless.

More Signs of Spring

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I could hardly wait to post these pictures!  The crocus are so bright and beautiful.  The rhubarb is coming up nicely.  I LOVE SPRING!  This has been a busy week for us.  All day Tuesday spent in Roanoke at the eye doctor.  Wednesday was a fun day spent with our friends, the Horns.  Today has been a beautiful day here.  Temperature around 60 degrees.  We can hardly believe it.  I hung our clothes out on the line-they will smell sooooo good!   I plan on having london broil on the grill tonight, probably home fries and corn on the cob (from our garden last year).  I purchased some strawberries at the store today.  I usually don’t do that this early in the season but they looked so good.  Strawberry Shortcake for dessert tonight.  We usually go down to Jessica’s in early May.  There is a” pick your own” strawberry patch.  We love it.  We try to pick a lot, freeze them for winter.  We also make lots of fresh strawberry jam.  YUM!  Anyway I have a praise.  My truck is fixed!!!!  Hubby and his brother worked until dark last night but we are back on the road.  I never imagined how much I would miss that old truck until I had to jiggle my schedule with Hubby’s.  One vehicle can be a little trying to say the least.  The girls and I don’t go a lot of places but it sure is nice to be able to go when we want to.   I guess I better get busy cooking supper, Hubby is looking in the pantry so he must be hungry.  Take care and God bless.