Monday, September 21, 2015

Deborah's -{Excellent, Amazing, Simply Awesome, Really Good}- Coffee Ice Cream

Coffee Ice Cream
Scald together:
4  Cups  2% Milk
2-3/4  Cups  Sugar
1/2  Cup  Instant Coffee Crystals
3/4  teaspoon  Salt
and chill in refrigerator until cold.

When cold, pour into ice cream freezer canister and add the following, stirring well:
4  Cups  Half-and-Half
2  Tablespoons  Vanilla
4  Cups  Whipping Cream
1-1/2  Cups  Coffee Creamer (we like French Vanilla or Vanilla-Toffee Caramel)
Milk, enough to fill canister to the fill line

Freeze according to manufacture's directions.  When the Ice Cream is beginning to firm up, but not completely frozen, add in:
6 oz. grated Chocolate Bar
Stir well to combine and continue freezing until the Ice Cream is done. 

Is it ever 'too late in the season' for Homemade Ice Cream?  I think not, especially if it's as good of a recipe as this one.  My dear friend Deborah gave me this recipe years ago and we've called it Deborah's Coffee Ice Cream ever since.  When I asked her for permission to share it, she laughed and said, "Sure!  It's not my recipe; I found it in the instruction manual for the White Mountain Ice Cream Freezer."  So there you have it.  She might not claim it as hers, but we do!

"And the Lord make you to
increase and abound in love
one toward another,
and toward all men,
even as we do toward you" 
1 Thessalonians 3:12



Monday, September 14, 2015

Sausage Broccoli Manicotti

Sausage Broccoli Manicotti

1  8-oz  Manicotti Noodles

2  Cups  Cottage Cheese 
1  10-oz  frozen chopped Broccoli, thawed and well-drained
1-1/2  Cups  shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
3/4  Cup  Parmesan Cheese, divided 
1  Egg
2  teaspoons  fresh Parsley
1/2  teaspoon  Onion Powder
1/2  teaspoon  Black Pepper
1/8  teaspoon  Garlic Powder

1  pound  Bulk Italian Sausage -sweet or spicy, cook's choice
4  Cups  Meatless Spaghetti Sauce
2  cloves  Garlic, minced

Cook Manicotti according to package directions, using minimum cooking time; drain.  Toss lightly with Olive Oil and return to package trays; set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the Cottage Cheese, Broccoli, 1 Cup Mozzarella, 1/4 Cup Parmesan, Egg, Parsley, Onion Powder, Black Pepper, and Garlic Powder.  Refrigerate until needed.  (You may want to run the Broccoli through the blender if the chunks are large; a smoother mixture is easier to stuff into the Manicotti.)

Cook Italian Sausage over medium heat in a skillet; drain well.  Add Spaghetti Sauce and minced Garlic.  Spread 1 Cup Meat sauce in the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan.  Stuff the Broccoli-Cheese mixture into the Manicotti shells and arrange over the Meat sauce.  Top with remaining Meat sauce and Cheeses.  Bake, uncovered, at 350* for 40-50 minutes, or until hot through.  Makes 14 Sausage Broccoli Manicotti; Serves 6-8.  This freezes well, too!

Today is Rosh Hashana, the Jewish Feast of Trumpets.  I know I've shared these verses before, but wouldn't it be wonderful if today is the day the Lord returns?  Let's keep looking for Him!

"For the Lord Himself
shall descend from heaven with as shout,
with the voice of the archangel,
and with the trump of God;
and the dead in Christ shall rise first;
Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds,
to meet the Lord in the air;
and so shall we ever be with the Lord."
1 Thessalonians 4:16 &17 

Recipe from Quick Cooking, September-October 2000. 

Farewell, Summer

Farewell, Summer

It's hard to believe that the last time I posted, it was May.
My intention was to take -{2 weeks}- off so we could celebrate three milestone Birthdays and then be back here with some new Recipes.

Boy, was I ever mistaken.

After the first of the  Birthday Parties, we had a Camping Trip over Father's Day, the second Birthday Party and then Family Reunion--Mt. Hermon--Friends & Family from out of state--Woodshop Days--Funerals--Mammoth Trip--First Day of School.

It all starts to run together and become a big blur.

I was certain that the first week of school would be slower but not so, and for a wonderful reason:  J & D proclaimed their Faith in Jesus Christ and asked for Baptism!  Wonderful Rejoicing!

And so, here are a few snapshots of the Summer (I promise not to bore you).
And the following post WILL be back to normal!

Blessings to each of you,

Poor Guys.
Not only did they have to Grill the Carne Asada for their Birthday Dinner,
they had to make their own Cakes.


 My Sister & I hosted a Birthday Party for our Husbands.
Want to guess just how old they are?


It's hard to believe these Twins are 
13 years old!
We had a fun evening of Softball with their friends and classmates 


You can't go Camping without
Hot Chocolate
and S'mores
-especially if the S'mores are
Peanut Butter Cup-Strawberry-Marshmallow Creme S'mores! 



 Urban Gardening
Zinnias (now taller than me!)
Picking Green Beans in the Crape Myrtle Tree

Mammoth Trip

-Bennetville-Shell Lake-Fantail Lake
 Barefoot among the Gentians
Fishing with Daddy

 -Convict Lake

-Summer Hobbies

First Day of School
(Guess who is most excited!) 

"I have No Greater Joy
than to hear
that my Children
Walk in Truth."
3 John 1:4