Monday, April 22, 2013

Aunt Date

This Saturday we (my sister, Katherine) and I had an aunt date with our nieces and one of our nephews. It was super fun. We had a relaxed aunt date this time around. The first part of our day was making ice cream and pizza for lunch!

Both were a HUGE hit with the kids. My niece, who is hard to please, took one bite of her pizza and said, "this is delicious!!" I decided to use a large cookie cutter and make the pizzas heart-shaped to increase the fun factor. I let the kids put their own toppings on. They loved it. Here's a link to the dough recipe. It's so easy and so, so good!

Before we started the pizzas though, we put together all the ingredients for the ice cream so the ice cream maker could do it's thing while we made lunch. This is the easiest ice cream recipe and tastes EXACTLY like a Wendy's Frosty! We made Oreo shakes with it and they were divine. The recipe is so simple:

1 container whipped cream (cool whip!)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 gallon chocolate milk

Blend it all up and put in ice cream maker! This is the result:

So, so yummy!!

After making our totally healthy (phf!) lunch, we went to the train depot and the kids got to play on the train. After that, we walked to the playground. Somehow the kids talked me into going on the merry-go-round. I hate that thing! I thought I was going to re-experience my milk shake and pizza, if you know what I mean. Luckily I survived.

The kids and Katherine on the train
Train conductor
If it hadn't been snowing, it would have been the perfect afternoon!


Katherine said...

Yes! It really was a lot of fun, and I can attest to the food being SOOOO delicious. Man, I want it all now!!!!

Brooke Romney said...

My kids need an aunt like you! I will have to try that ice cream recipe, yum!

Melissa said...

What a fun idea! They are lucky to have you for an aunt. Also, saw your last post and when we were in Seattle one of my running buddies would always carry this little tiny pepper spray thing, it went around her wrist... I think she got it at a sporting goods store. Not exactly bear mace, but still enough to disable, probably more menacing than a whistle too.

Sara said...

Going to stash these ideas in my aunt date file! :)