Here’s a peak at our perfect summer’s day.
E likes playing in the paddling pool. It’s a big one and takes a while to fill up. She gets impatient. I spend a lot of time shouting, “put that hose back in the pool!”
That’s my OH hard at work. He can’t sit still. He loves his garden. I love cooking the things he grows in his vegetable patch. A match made in lettuce? Hmm, not sure. He wishes I’d help more with the weeding. Problem is…my perfect day involves this:
And that after all that hard work, a little bit of this:
Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie
This was the perfect summer choice for this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie. Thanks to Spike Bakes (head on over there for the recipe) we got to make an ice cream pie with store bought chocolate ice cream! I used Haagen Daaz Belgian Chocolate and it was a strong enough flavour to handle the addition of two bananas and rum. The crust was a mixture of coconut, butter and biscuit (I used a butter cookie) and was suitably crunchy. I did not put an extra layer of bananas between the biscuit base and the ice cream as personally that felt like too much to me. I decorated the top with slices of banana and piped whip cream.
So what’s your perfect summer’s day? Come on, share.
The MADS 2010
As some of you already know, I have been nominated for Best New Blog in The Mads 2010. It’s not too late to vote for me (but will be after June 6 2010). You can read more about that and my experience with blogging so far by clicking here. I’d appreciate your vote if you can spare the time. Thanks!