Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Bourbon Butter-Salted Pecan Ice Cream

I was searching around for a new recipe to try over the weekend.  I kept being drawn to something that had to be grilled.  Granted the temps got into the upper 60s over the weekend I just couldn't bring myself to pull it out.  I finally settled on making ice cream.  

1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (5 oz) can evaporated milk
2 c. milk
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. table salt
1/2 tbsp. butter
1 c. pecans
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
2 tbsp. bourbon

Whisk together first 6 ingredients; cover and chill 2 hours.  
Pour milk mixture into freezer container of 1 quart electric ice cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.  
Remove container with ice cream from the ice cream maker, and freeze 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook 1 c. coarsely chopped pecans and 1/2 tbsp. butter in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, 7 to 8 minutes or until toasted and fragrant.  Spread pecans on wax paper, and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. kosher salt; cool completely.  Stir pecans and 2 tbsp. bourbon into prepared ice cream mixture.

It went perfect with blackberry cobbler.  

Sunday, February 14, 2016

February Goals

Last month went okay.  I did well the first two weeks hitting my workouts and then getting into any kind of schedule was rough after starting the new job.  Who knew having extra time to sleep would throw me so out of whack?  Okay I have still been getting up 15 minutes from before.  I need to start doing some short workouts in the morning.  Below are my goals even if it is halfway through the month.  

February Goals

**  Five workouts a week.

**  Read 5 books.

**  Make an ornament.

**  One thing for myself.

January Goals

**  Job Hunt.

Got a job and started 1/18.

**  5 workouts a week.

Hit or miss for half the month.  

**  Make one ornament.

This was done quickly.

**  Read 5 books.

Only got two read.