Good Morning! Happy Sunday FUNday 😀
Yesterday was actually a really good day! Craig & I got a lot done, and were able to spend our day together. We had a few errands to run, including going to the grocery store. Normally I go alone, but I was in shock when he said he would go with me! I don’t mind going by myself, it actually gives me more time to browse (sometimes that can be a BAD thing though because I end up buying a lot more), but it’s even nicer having company! 🙂 He even volunteered to push the cart, what a guy, huh?! 😉
You see our first Keurig started acting all weird. It wouldn’t brew a full cup of coffee, it would take FOREVER to make a cup…if it even made one. I tried to do all of the ‘trouble shooting’ things that they recommended in the instruction manual, but NOTHING was working. I was really bummed because we had just gotten it as a wedding gift. Craig told me to just bring it back to Bed Bath & Beyond & see what they would do. I decided to call them yesterday morning & explain the situation. We didn’t have a box or receipt for it…just the Keurig itself. They were AWESOME about it. No questions asked, no box or receipt needed (since it was on our registry)- they just exchanged it for us. Just another reason why I LOVE that store so much.
See that box of coffee on the top of the new Keurig box?? We got it for $5! I had ‘Kohl’s cash’ from a few weekends ago to use up, and figured why not stock our supply of K-cups. 😀
As soon as we got home I had to test the new Keurig out. I mean I can’t wait to try anything…as soon as we walked in the door I busted open the box. 🙂 And good news- we have SUCCESS!
(don’t mind the greasy head & hair look. I swear it’s all the rage 😉 )
Iced coffee for the husband & myself. 😀 Hopefully this new Keurig holds up. We are going to hold onto the box for a little while just to make sure.
The sampler pack has some of my favorite flavors- Emeril’s ‘Big Easy Bold’, Tully’s ‘Extra Bold French Roast’, & Newman’s Own ‘Extra Bold.’ Notice a pattern here??? I like my coffee STRONG. I get it from my Dad. The two of us can drink super strong coffee like there’s no tomorrow. 🙂 That’s why we both have a HUGE love for Starbucks. My Mom swears it tastes & smells like a cigar, but we both love it. (& we like it black, no sugar, no cream….we are hard core 😉 )
Another thing that I know I’ve told you about, but Craig & I love for our K-cups is the carousel. We got it at Bed, Bath & Beyond too, and it’s really convenient.
It’s nice to be able to see all of the flavors, rather than having to dig through a drawer…or look through a cabinet.
I have been promising Craig to make him REAL ice cream (you know the kind with real cream & cow’s milk…the kind the I so longingly want to have, but my stomach would KILL me) since I got my ice cream maker & while we were at the store I told him to pick out what he wanted in his ice cream. First choice: cookie dough. Easy enough 😉 Then I found some pretzel M & M’s that I need for another recipe…so he asked that I put them in the ice cream too.
Sounds like a good combination to me! I really wish that I could have some too, but I will stick to my Arctic Zero while he has his ice cream. Cutting up the cookie dough to put in the ice cream maker was hard to resist!
I had to sneak a bite…or two. 😀 DELISH!!!
The ice cream recipe that I followed was VERY easy.
*1 and 1/2 cups skim milk
*1 and 1/4 cups sugar
*3 cups half & half
*2 tbsp. vanilla extract
*about 1 cup chopped cookie dough
First I mixed the milk & sugar today with a whisk, once the sugar was dissolved I added the half & half and vanilla.
Once that was all combined I added it to the ice cream maker & let it do it’s thangggg for about 30 minutes. Then I added the cookie dough & kept it on for another 10 minutes.
That’s it! 🙂
I couldn’t add the pretzel M & M’s to the ice cream maker because they are too big…so instead I just added them to the top of the ice cream before I gave it to Craig.
Worked for him, so it worked for me. 🙂
Oh it was SO good. I wish I didn’t have these stupid stomach issues…otherwise I might have a bowl or TWO of this ice cream! Making it with real cream gives it a much better consistency than making it with the Almond milk. I don’t mind it with almond milk (actually I really like it) but making it with REAL cream is hard to beat!
Anyways, I’m off to cook some breakfast for the two of us…and hopefully later today we will be able to lay out & get some sun! It has been raining every single day here in the afternoon, so maybe it will hold up today! *fingers crossed!
Have a great day…and tomorrow I have some BIG news to share with you!!!! 😀