May 28, 2011

Memorial Day, BBQs & Ice Cream

Monday 30 May 2011 is Memorial Day - a public holiday in honour of those, both past and present, who give military service for their country in the name of peace. The long weekend that it brings has traditionally become a time when families and friends get together and perhaps enjoy a meal together or a bbq out in the sunshine.

If you are thinking of doing the latter, then there are some super ideas for bbq food - the International Business Times for example this week published a great feature with recipes for Blue Punch, Barbecue Beef and Red, White & Blue Ambrosia.

What really caught my eye was the 8 scoops vanilla ice cream required to make the Blue Punch. You can of course buy ice cream BUT if you have time, I think it's always best to make your own homemade ice cream. Freshly made, with a creamy custard base and using a real vanilla pod, there's no vanilla ice cream quite like it in my opinion.

Here is my real vanilla ice cream recipe.
Here is the Blue Punch recipe.

Enjoy a great weekend!

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