5.26.2014 | TI8

MONDAY I ATE:

(Memorial Day)

Breakfast: Grapenuts with cranberry juice

Lunch: Rubio’s. We had a mess in the kitchen already and had to go to the store. Not the best burrito in the world, but fills one up.

Dinner: Pulled pork, sweet potato rolls, coleslaw. Felt like old times. First BBQ of the year in the new backyard.

Dessert: Hand churned buttermilk strawberry ice cream. The recipe was from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Honestly, I was undewhelmed. The recipe called for a certain amount of berries, but then, it turns out, you weren’t supposed to add them all to the ingredients, they were just there to make the pan full while roasting. I have a lot of different sized pans, so that seemed weird. Soldiering on, I just dumped them all into the ice cream. True, it did harden up a lot, which is probably what she was trying to avoid. It still didn’t have a very intense strawberry flavor. I’d never make a buttermilk ice cream again, either; it does, indeed, give it an interesting flavor. In fact, it tastes a lot like Fro-yo. Which sort of tastes like not-as good as ice cream.

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