What’s Cooking…… Homemade Cherry Ice Cream

Ok, not really cooking, but “What’s Frozen” just doesn’t sound right for a headline.

For the 4th of July I was invited to a cook-out at my friend Winehooch and her husband Dan’s home.  Fourth of July at the Hooch House is always fun with swimming, eating, drinking and fireworks over the canal from the nearby country club.

My friends know my strengths, so when I am invited over my dish is usually going to be an appetizer of dessert.

Since it was the 4th of July I decided to do both.

The appetizer I chose was an old stand-by Pigs In A Blanket.

For dessert I chose Cherry Ice Cream.  I make good ice cream, some people are good at BBQ, others are great at pie, I am darn good at ice cream.

I have a simple recipe, a good churn and am fearless when it comes to putting together flavors.  I’ve done peppermint, peach, blueberry, snickers, etc etc etc.

Here it is my simple homemade ice cream recipe….

Homemade Cherry Ice Cream

IMG_2991[1] Fresh Cherries remove stems and pits

IMG_2993[1] Mix fruit, 1 cup heavy whipping creme, 1 cup milk, 1 cup sugar and 1 tsp vanilla

IMG_2994[1] Churn it

IMG_2996[1] Serve it!

#50×50 Week One

50 x 50Last Friday I announced my 50 x 50 Challenge here.  The gist, I will be 50 in 10 months, the goal lose 50 pounds in 10 months.

Week one has gone well.  I have done at least 45 minutes of exercise for 5 of the 7 days, I need to get that to 6 and in all honesty would have this week but I took the 4th off for fun.

My food choices have been a solid “B,” not as good as they could or should be, but not as bad as they have been.

I kept it sane on the 4th, where in recent years, I would have had a burger and hot dog and BBQ;  Thursday, I just had a burger….  baby steps!  I even limited myself to a small serving of the homemade cherry ice cream I made.

I haven’t weighed and don’t plan on it until the 28th, but I do feel better.  I seem to have more energy and my pants may be fitting a bit better…. or it could be my imagination.

Week one has seen progress, I think that is a victory!