I’m going to inhale deeply today. Rain is pretty amazing.
Groovin' in the kitchen, dancin' in Missoula.
Holy smokes! Hello! I still exist, and I’m happy that you do too. We had an action-packed, relaxing, invigorating, magical summer. Hence the silence on my part. Umm, apparently June 4th was the last time I visited here, but I swear it was only two […]
You all know that I hate the cold.
I would take 97F over -25F EVERY. TIME.
And spending two hours shoveling my driveway, while a great workout, is not my idea of time well-spent.
But I have to say, getting a four-day weekend is pretty spectacular.
Guys. We got snow days!! Not one, but two!!
If you’re from Montana, this is basically unheard of. It could snow an entire foot over night and we’d still have to go to school.
Last week though, we got Friday off because it snowed a foot over night and then we had 50mph wind. I had to pretend I was hearing ocean sounds in order to sleep. It actually worked really well. There still weren’t enough streets cleared by Monday to safely open the schools, which meant that we got to stay home again.
So my mind naturally came up with this frozen treat. If you’re all bundled up and you don’t have to brave the cold, why not?
All you have to do is make some whipped cream
We make whipped cream by adding heavy whipping cream and maple syrup into a mixing bowl. Beat until fluffy and add maple syrup in small amounts until it tastes right.
Sprinkle on some chocolate chips. Drizzle on as much caramel as you can.
More caramel! Caramel recipe can be found here.
Top them off and freeze them for a couple of hours.
These sandwiches don’t get rock hard like you’d expect. Even after they’ve been in the freezer overnight! They were shockingly easy to break in half and bite through. The whipped cream retains its fluffy texture, and frozen caramel might be the best thing in the world. As my husband says, “These things will change your life.”
If I would have known I could celebrate the cold with treats, I would’ve had a completely different outlook on winter.
Then I don’t know what is. I know I haven’t posted anything in awhile. And while I’m kind of sorry about that, I also really enjoyed the downtime. I took some time to take photos just for fun. And because I wasn’t trying to get […]
There’s this thing that happens to me when the sun shines. Suddenly, things that were so stressful and worrisome become not such a big deal. Where I would have found myself saying no before, I now find myself enthusiastically saying yes. I find that making […]
Missoula loves to celebrate. Especially when it comes to beer.
So twice a year we have a Brew Fest to celebrate all the local and regional brews we have access to.
Unfortunately, I don’t like beer.
This wouldn’t be so bad if my husband weren’t a home brewer.
I like sangria. And wine soaked fruit when the sangria runs out.
Even still, I’d never miss a Brew Fest.
Alligator(!) bites, grit cakes, and beignets.
and the opportunity to bring the family.
And when the news crews show up,
you know you’re in for a good time.
Thanks Missoula! Can’t wait for the summer Brew Fest!
I have a recipe to share with you, I promise!! But it needs just a little more tweaking. Which involves re-making it and taking new photos. Trust me, this is a good thing. For me. Because I’ll get to eat it. Eventually it will be a […]
I’m not a crafty person. I could reiterate, but it’s ok, you can take my word for it. Lately I’ve had the urge to make stuff. Not food stuff, though I’ve been doing plenty of that, too. It started with some alterations to a dress. […]
I can’t admit how much it saddens me that summer is almost over.
Hold on, yes I can. And I’ve been telling everyone for the last week.
So rather than focusing on how dark it’s getting in the mornings/evenings, and how much I hate being cold, I’m trying to squeeze every last drop of summer onto my vitamin-D soaked skin.
I’m taking advantage of weekend festivals and farmer’s markets.
We’re eating shave ice and watermelon for lunch.
Because what says summer more than taking your dog to the river to make friends?
We are totally in love with Britta! She was a stray, in line for euthanasia before an absolutely lovely woman introduced us. If you’re even thinking of adopting a dog, I’d highly recommend driving over to Corvalis and visiting the MT Companion Animal Network.
I know that fall can be lovely,
but I’m just not ready to give this up!
How are you feeling about the end of summer?