I tried to take it easy this weekend, after a busy vacation. I worked on my newest quilt project. Sorry, no photos. Since the quilt is for someone who is dutiful about reading my blog, I will only post the project after they receive it. Please do not expect this as a Christmas present, as it takes about two years for me to complete a quilt.
It was beautiful out today and I took advantage of it to bundle up my roses. I am very late this year. Normally, I do this around Thanksgiving. The main thing is to get them protected from the spring freeze thaw cycles. I am a little worried, because my compost pile was frozen solid. Normally, I put a bucket of compost around the base of the roses. Then I wrap them with a cage and fill it with protection. I have tried straw, leaves, and this year evergreen boughs. I will never use straw again. That stuff was always full of weed seeds and then I'd spend the next summer trying to get that mess under control. The leaves worked great last year, but I was too slow this year. We shall see how the pine and spruce boughs do.
My only other project for the weekend was to make some peach ice cream for my husband. He asked for it a long time ago. It took awhile, but I got around to it. The peaches were canned this year. It turned out fabulous.
Summertime Wintertime Peach Ice Cream
1 pint of canned peaches in juice 1 (3.75) oz. package of instant vanilla pudding
1 c. sugar 1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk 4 c. half and half
Pour the sugar over peaches and let sit one hour. Blend pudding and evaporated milk then add rest of the ingredients. Pour into ice cream maker and let her go until she stops. Pour into an old ice cream container and freeze.
I got the recipe from: MyRecipes.com
What is your favorite homemade ice cream? Do you wrap your roses? Hope everyone had a peaceful weekend.