Tuesdays With Dorie…Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Can you believe it? It’s Tuesday and I managed to actually participate in the Tuesdays With Dorie Recipe! Even more surprising..I had to buy nothing inorder to participate, which reallllly helps out with the end of my Penny Pinching Pantry Raid! Today is my last day, and we MADE it! With a couple of bucks to spare, even! Tomorrow I will be listing everything left in the fridge/freezer/pantry – and I think you’ll be shocked! I was expecting to have emptied everything I own, but that’s not the case at all – we have LOTS of things left, and new things as well! So, I guess what I am saying is – stay tuned. I will give you the full rundown and my assessment tomorrow. Maybe after reading it, you’ll want to play along the next time I do this! (and believe me, there WILL be a next time.)

Back to the Vanilla Ice Cream. Lynne of Cafe LynnyLu decided on Vanilla Ice Cream on pages 428-429. I don’t know why I shun making custards, but I do. I think I imagine the tempering of the eggs to be more trouble than it actually is. Truth be told, I made the custard from start to finish in about 20 minutes, not even paying that much attention to it. And I made it at night, after dinner. Actually, last night to be honest. Nothing like waiting until the last minute. I let it churn in my Cuisinart while Seven was in his bath, and this morning we took pictures of it and ate a little bit for breakfast. (No point in letting the model go to waste, right?)

Thoughts? It’s good. I prefer flavors, but I left this one be just so I could give it a review of it’s own. But it’s a great Vanilla Ice Cream. Smooth, creamy. Just what you want with a vanilla ice cream. Tonight I intend to pair it with a rich dessert, which is why I think vanilla ice cream was invented…to be a side. But that’s just me. Perhaps you crave plain jane vanilla? Or maybe you have a favorite thing to pair it with? Let me know…I have to make something tonight! I need suggestions! Seriously…leave me a comment. I need ideas!

Day 27 Rundown: Spent $0

Breakfast: Seven ate an egg, toast, cheese and a few strawberries. I skipped.

Lunch: Both Seven and I had leftover Pasta Salad. Seven also had a PB & J.

Dinner: Wow, dinner deserves a post all it’s own, and I intend to do just that…later this week. As you know, I just got Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, and I made 2 recipes from it for dinner. Oh good grief. That woman knew what she was doing. We had scallops, peas, and cheesy potatoes. That’s the English translation, anyway. Oh, we also had deep fried zucchini straws, and I intend to post on those as well. Beyond good. Just beyond. I promise to post soon! This week!

1 Day to Go, $2.16 left to spend.

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