I still have no sewing to report on because yesterday we had lunch guests, and tomorrow we have many more guests. (Yay!) This has meant that I have had to clean - a lot! The trauma has been rather severe to my system, and all my sewing stuff? That has had to be put away. Into trays, boxes, bags and corners.
Yesterday was about making a nice lunch for people I didn't really know, but who proved to be very nice. I settled on home made tomato soup and my ever faithful, never fails me Lemon Drizzle Cake.
Then there was the second ice cream to produce. It was a little bit more complicated than the vanilla as I needed to make brownies for the brownie part of the Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream. Then chill all the ingredients for the ice cream before I could proceed. The nice thing about this recipe is not only do you get a brilliantly lush ice cream but you have lots of leftover brownies. Woohoo!
Finally, I have been churning out chocolate chip cookies because Terri wants to do a cookie swap with me tomorrow. She says hers are award winning. And she loves her baking. I don't know about the award but I do know she really does love her baking. So the pressure is on. Might make her a lemon cake in the morning too, time allowing.
There is food everywhere in this house, ready for tomorrow. Food and socialising at home go hand in hand for me. I hope I remember to take loads of photos to show you all. The weather report is looking promising so cross your fingers and toes it stays that way. But even if the rain pisses down I think we all still intend to have a brilliant time.
PS: Do you want the recipe for the Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream?
And, Donna, you are a no-reply blogger so I can't email you directly - but yes, whipping cream and double cream are the same thing so if you make the Vanilla Ice Cream that is what you want to use.