So like, when this arrived I danced and danced all around the kitchen,
and all the kitchen appliances cowered in fright at the thought of this poor new helpless appliance's fate...
..until they realized that this was Mr. Foresterman's new kitchen appliance - then they all oooo'd and cheered in unison - We all did!
Yes, you read it right, I bought another helpless Kitchen Appliance!! But Mr. Foresterman rescued it! yay!
But this is just not any rescued kitchen appliance, its a fancy Cuisinart ICE CREAM maker, oooo. Since we live 40 miles away from any store or gas station, you can imagine the challenge of bringing home a gallon of ice cream in July ~ it would definitely be the equivalent of us being on an episode of "the amazing race"...
I reach over the backseat and clutch the cooler desperately with one hand, wailing "cant you drive any faaster, its meeelllting!!! while Mr. Foresterman puts the pedal to the metal in our old truck, swerving and weaving in and out of the way of cows, bunnies and narrow cattle guards leaving behind billowing clouds of red dust as the hot summer sun beats down...and when we finally arrive home in that looong driveway, we look together and exactly one (1) slowly puddling spoonful is left in the bottom of the plastic tub; we exchange mournful glances over Dexterdog's sticky ice cream face..."Lets try again next week!" I exclaim...
So where did we pick up this particular helpless one? Opportunity whacked at my front door of course! When sweet cool Shirley of Ride a Good horse and Diamond Lazy H horses had a special drawing of a gift certificate to spend at CSN, guess who got picked accidentally? Because after all, no kitchen appliance in its right mind would volunteer to be in our kitchen! Anyhow, sweet Shirley visits here quite often; and I like to visit her often too because when you go to her Blog, be ready to see one of the nicest QH studs ever ~ Beamer, who has excellent conformation and great movement - she even has a video she took while riding him bareback, and is he ever smoooth! Like ice Cream! yay! And she also has the cutest "Beamer" babies for sale too - check out her link here ..So many thanks sweet Shirley again for accidentally picking my name so we can have ice cream in July! You can come to my house in July for Ice Cream, okay? yay!
So why did we pick this one? We knew we wanted an ice cream maker, but after reading the reviews of certain kinds that required pre-freezing a bowl which might crack easily, we decided to fork out a little more and get the kind that didnt crack easily if I ever opened the freezer door or maybe even walked near it. This one has a compressor in it to freeze the 1 1/2 quart container as it churns, and you can make as much as you want continually....but the important key here is as long as I dont use it. Or read the manual. Or sneak a glance at it sideways in the dark behind the pantry door...So without further ado, I bring you ~
"The Cuisinart Supreme Ice Cream Mah-chine"
(please cue Marvin Gaye's "baby baby ooo" music)
Isnt it like sleek sexy shiny ooo?
I really wanted to touch that shininess, but in order to make sure that we can have ice cream, I held back!
I am so proud of myself! I can do it!
Mr. Foresterman always uses the exact measurements and ingredients that the recipe book calls for...He says that way it will always turn out right. Im in awe. Even the kitchen appliance called a "Mixer" in the background is bowing in awe - they love him'.
For some reason he also likes to use the Ice cream maker in the laundry room. Im not quite sure if this type of kitchen appliance use is somewhat like horse training where you isolate your young horse in the round pen/arena so there are no distractions and they can concentrate working hard for you, but it seems to work well for him. I might try this with the breadmaker, but I think the garage might be more fitting for it....or the neighbor's. And yes, I do decorate with joint compound splatters on the walls...Not only does it make for a great trendy statement, but it declares "yes, I'm handy" ...for years to come.
This part is hard to watch because there is a part of me that wants to snatch this sweet heavy whipped cream mixture out of his hand and run out to the back 40 and drink it all. Thats not the kind of "spontaneous" fun that the marriage-relationship books talk about...I have found out.
This is the fun part for the Kitchen appliance as we can tell by the way it trembles in excitement
when it first starts up.
My breadmaker didnt tremble; it tried to run away.
Mr. Foresterman got a little nervous when I took this shot as I was pretty close to it...
But then I took a step back and everything was still okay...
Anyhow, it has this little bell on it that dings when its done... so I have been pretty much trained at this point to sit and stay while Mr. Foresterman takes out the canister to remove the paddle inside. I am not allowed to lick the paddle however as its an important part and we just cant take that risk. He uses a reusable sanitized ice cream bucket to put the ice cream in...
and in a few hours after it hardens....
This is the final result! ICE CREAM!!!
ATTENTION: No kitchen appliances were harmed intentionally in the making of this post