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Bags are packed. Nursery is done. Now we wait. I thought I had learned a lot about being patient by not finding out the gender of our baby, but these last few weeks have been brutal waiting for baby’s arrival! We are dying to know if we are adding a baby girl or baby boy to our family. We are as ready as we can be, although I am hoping for a few more days to get over an awful cold and get to my mani/pedi appointment on Friday. Priorities… I know 😉 In the mean time, we are being spoiled by friends and family and enjoying the last few days/weeks as a family of two! In some ways, it has seemed like an eternity since we first found out we were expecting in early May, and in some ways, the time has flown by. We really want to thank each of you for following along on this crazy pregnancy journey and for all your tips/suggestions. Hoping you continue to join us as we add a new family member to Bishop & Holland!
PS: We would love to hear… do you think boy or girl?!
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Happy Monday! We hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. We sure did! While we were in Santa Barbara for Katherine’s Birthday Bash, we did some exploring downtown and came across McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream. Of course, we had to go in and try a scoop. Jean saw they had peppermint stick ice cream, a childhood favorite, and had to have a scoop. Since we don’t have McConnell’s Ice Cream near us, we decided to try making our own homemade peppermint stick ice cream for Christmas dessert. The recipe is from an article in the Wall Street Journal last week, but we’ve included the instructions below!
For making ice cream at home, we like the Cuisinart Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt and Sorbet Maker. It freezes the ice cream very quickly, and makes a smooth and creamy product. Also, we didn’t freeze the ice cream in the freezer for 3-4 hours before enjoying it and it was great! The recipe seemed a little complicated when we first considered making it, but it’s really not, and the end result is so worth the effort. Make it. We promise you will love it!
Peppermint Stick Ice Cream:
Based on a recipe found in Baked Occasions by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito.