Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pumpkin Ice Cream

IMAG0253 by sarah jane 77
IMAG0253, a photo by sarah jane 77 on Flickr.

It's not just hot enough to ride this October. It's hot enough to make ice cream. I made my first custard ice cream, a delicious pumpkin that tasted just like pie. I also made some smaller than usual molasses cookies so we could have fall themed ice cream sandwiches. It was pretty delicious.

High Tressel Trail

IMAG0260 by sarah jane 77
IMAG0260, a photo by sarah jane 77 on Flickr.

This weekend John and I finally got over to Madrid to ride the High Tressel Trail. John biked from Des Moines and I met him in Slater. I was able to get an easy 20 miles in and John got 50. I am happy it is nice enough in October to ride in shorts.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fancy Dinner Club: Farm Edition

IMAG0251 by sarah jane 77
IMAG0251, a photo by sarah jane 77 on Flickr.

Once a quarter Hot Toddy, Ivy, and I get together for a fancypants dinner. This quarter instead of heading out for an expensive dinner we opted for fancy cheeses, fruit, wine, and conversation on Ivy's farm. The view is beautiful, but not as beautiful as my friends.

Busy Summer

I haven't been blogging much this summer. It's been a busy one for me. I was planning a wedding.

Now that the wedding is done I'm going to get back to baking, knitting and (most importantly) napping. I'll try to keep you updated on my exciting life as a newlywed.