Monday, June 1, 2009

Winners of the Golden Scoop...and other church picnic happy tales!

Saturday was our church picnic. In retrospect I wouldn't have run around all morning making myself nuts with errands...and then being flustered and grumpy for the first part of the picnic. Sometimes I do really dopey things like that! It was a gorgeous day....and the promised thunderstorms didn't hit until late that night!
The kids loved the seesaw. One of the sweet girls who loves my kids...decided she'd help be "the engine." He he he! It was helpful to have her young legs pumping the action!
Here is the homemade ice cream competition gearing up. There were all sorts (I think 8 entries) including...snickerdoodle, blueberry-marshmallow yogurt, lime sherbet, rocky road, and our WINNING entry "Almond Joy ala Mom." One week after becoming members and we won the contest. HA! We now are the happy holders of THE GOLDEN SCOOP! It's a floating trophy...pastor said we couldn't keep it...of course, that is unless we WIN AGAIN! Go Wells, Go Wells! He he he!

Here's MomE filling in for Curious Georgette who decided she didn't want to be in the balloon toss when she realized they were full of water! HA...her poor partner needed a new friend! So...

Here's my cheerleaders!
Here's Sweet Boy with one of his many new buddy's! Thanks to all the helping arms and legs! Phew, toddlers in the hot hot sun will keep ya busy!
It was a great day of fun and fellowship!
Here's the recipe for all ya'll interested in AWESOME ice cream!
Almond Joy Ice Cream ala Mom
1 can of cream of coconut (cans found in the alcoholic drink mix area..with pina colada mix, etc.)
2 c. sugar
2 qt. heavy whipping cream
16 snack size Almond Joy bars, chopped
Milk (I used 2%) to fill the ice cream maker to the 5 qt. line,
aftereverything else is in
Heat the cream of coconut, sugar and 1 qt. of the cream enough to just dissolve the sugar. Put all ingredients in the ice cream maker. Turn on and freeze. I let it sit about 1/2 hour before serving. Be sure to take out the paddle and stir it about every 10 minutes, bringing up the cream on the bottom, to get it to freeze evenly. Of course, it doesn't get real hard until you put the leftovers in the freezer. Maybe you'll have leftovers!?!


*sara* said...

Looks like a fun day! Congrats on winning the ice cream contest!! :)

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

You really think we'd have leftovers at our house? Ha! I'm just wondering if it would fit in my Cuisinart thingy...I'll have to compare the recipe and the size and see.