Friday, 11 January 2013

Home Made Banana Icecream!

Ok, so I will start by saying I saw this on Pinterest. (I can't remember where it had been pinned from but want to be clear that I'm not claiming this an my own original idea)

Anyway, this is my first time making my own ice cream and this could not have been easier! The one and ONLY ingredient is Bananas.

You start off by getting some over ripe bananas and slicing them into medium slices. Then place them onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and pop them into the freezer. (I used a plastic container as my freezer is too full for a baking tray)

Once frozen, remove from freezer and place into either a blender or food processor, whichever you have handy. Then just blend! It will start by chopping the pieces and slowly it just becomes this smooth banana goodness :)

Either eat straight away or put back in the freezer for later!

You can also add choc chips, Flake or peanut butter even, for added flavour! Although this tastes pretty awesome as is.

(Note: I used about 6 small bananas which ended up filling only a sandwich sized container, so if you want larger amounts just increase the number of bananas. You may need to blend in batches though)

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Xmas and New Year all packed away

It's 2013! I hope that everyone had a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.

Our Christmas last year involved and 1.5hr drive in between family events. We are definitely going to have to discuss what we do from now on, as bubs gets older she may not enjoy the car for long periods like that. It may end up that we alternate families each year. I know a few people who do that and it seems to work well for them. Less stress and more fun.

Our daughter got royally spoilt, especially considering her 1st birthday was 2wks before Christmas. Luckily though, she's too young to understand that she was spoilt.

New Years we had planned a quiet night of movies, dinner and a couple quiet drinks, which would have been great as the little one could be in bed whenever she needed. Unfortunately she got sick and we spent most of the night in hospital. 3-4 hours in the emergency department and then transferred to the children's ward for observation. We were released in the afternoon but ended up back again that night.

Poor bubba was up and down temperature almost hitting 40! That's scary stuff, and I wouldn't want any parent to have to see their little one in the dazed and dopey state that the fever put her in.

After a couple days now of antibiotics it looks like the worst is behind us, which is very good. She is almost back to her normal cheeky, destructamacon self. Even trying to grab ornaments from the Xmas tree as I tried to pack it away.

On that note, a couple years ago I bought these great ornament boxes. I love them. They make packing away Xmas so easy and tidy. Check them out below...

(The last 2 photos are a special ornament for our daughter for the Xmas tree and a really cute small glitter reindeer head which will be going on her bedroom wall. It will need a coat of lacquer first though to help seal the glitter in, as it drops a lot!)