How cool is this - Shirley Bassey, whose voice you might recognize from some of the Bond movie theme songs, covered Pink's "Get the party started" some time back. I don't know about you, but this video looks like cool concepts for a fun Halloween party! Hmmmm!
What you see here is only half the batch of the Buckeye ice cream. Well, odds are it's more like a third. There's an equal portion in another container, and both just went in the freezer to set.
And that other possible one-third?
In mah belly!
Hey, someone had to taste test, right?
Wow, this recipe turned out very similar to getting a butterfinger blizzard from Dairy Queen (so why make it at home, right?). I made the milk chocolate ice cream recipe from the same book yesterday, and it doesn't seem quite right. Maybe I didn't churn it in the freezer device long enough? Tastes good (think fudgy pudding pop), but very thick/fudgy, kinda stretches, etc. And it didn't seem to make as much as implied...again, maybe it didn't churn long enough...
Next recipe to make? I'm thinking vanilla bean! Or backyard mint? Perhaps Brett will want to try making one of the recipes involving beer?
I don't speak a lick of French, have no idea what Mika's latest video is about, nor do I know the significance of any of the people in the video (assuming there IS anything worth knowing!?), but gosh....his songs are so damn catchy!
I feel like it's too early to be seeing "how to design your jack-o-lanterns" and "put mums around your fall picnic tables, then sit around bundled up in warm blankets" articles already!
Yes, it's all very quaint, and gives a nice "crisp fall weather" vibe. But I'm not there yet. I'm still waiting for what I consider a nice long stretch of decent summery weather. Not mid-90s, not flooding storms.
Nice. Summery. Weather.
I guess I'm happy with the nice weather we've had on and off the last week and a half. Take what ya can get! ;-)
So how about something new - like a source for cool new desktop wallpaper graphics that double as calendars? I don't know that I'll really use any of them as a calendar, since I usually have stuff IN FRONT of the wallpaper, but the graphics are beautiful - here's an example:
There are images with cartoon characters, cats, nature scenes, abstract art and more - check 'em out!
And as a bonus? Each image comes with different size variations, based on your monitor's needs, AND they're all free! Enjoy!
In addition to the seven tomato plants and their cages taken out by the storm that just passed through, Daisy and I found three fledgling birds scattered around the veggie beds. Don't know how they'll do after the storm.
I didn't find baby bunnies anywhere, but they may have left before the storm even hit.