Weekly Menu & National Ice Cream Day


I've become best friends with my ice cream maker. Seriously. Since I made the salty caramel ice cream, I haven't put the maker back into her box yet. I followed up the salty caramel ice cream with vanilla bean ice cream which was absolutely incredible with hot fudge and sprinkles. (Check back on Tuesday to read the super-easy vanilla ice cream!)

I asked Tom what type of ice cream he wanted me to make next, and in usual Tom fashion he suggested something I doubt I would have ever thought of on my own. Cherry ice cream with brownie pieces mixed in. Then I read that its National Ice Cream Month and Ronald Reagan coined the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream day. So I'm going to say that its only slightly fitting that I managed to become best friends with my ice cream maker in the month of ice cream. And don't worry, I'm not going to stop at the end of July. I'm pretty sure I'll be standing in front of the freezer patiently waiting for my ice cream to freeze in the middle of December.

So, onto the menu this week.

Sunday - Grilled Steaks with Twice Baked Potatoes and Smokey Corn Salsa

Monday - Maryland Crab Soup

Tuesday - Italian Sausages and Peppers with Cheddar-Chive Fries

Wednesday - Eggplant Parmesan

Thursday - Crock Pot Honey-Sesame Chicken over Brown Rice with Green Beans 

Along with the cherry brownie bite ice cream I'm thinking of whipping up something with blueberries as well as overnight oats for breakfast this week. And lunch will be chicken ceasar pitas. 


  1. Hi Nichole, I'm having the same love affair with my new ice cream maker too! It's been fun trying new recipes - I wanted to share one I recently made that was fantastic & a great way to use cherries in season. It's a creamy & rich gelato - here's the link: http://www.askchefdennis.com/2012/07/very-cherry-and-blueberry-cheesecake-gelatos-for-national-ice-cream-month/


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