a celebration

On the bayou, it’s lively and tasty and ordered with a strong man at the head of the table. The new matriarch, his baby girl, sits close by, and her son and daughter, grandchildren, brothers, friends, nephews and nieces buzz, reflect, and try to drink this short time in. 

dinner table

We celebrate 84 years of a gentleman’s good life.

Grandpa's birthday

We celebrate another birthday with earplugs, full stomachs, and all kinds of booms.

sparklers and earplugsTake a moment to imagine the best ice cream in the world.

Here’s a picture of it and its maker.

Aunt Sharon's Buttermilk Ice CreamI know it sounds crazy, but this is home-made BUTTERMILK ICE CREAM! 

It tastes like cheesecake.

If this is a secret recipe, pray Aunt Sharon forgives me. 

Aunt Sharon’s Buttermilk Ice Cream

2 quarts buttermilk

2 pints whipping cream

4 cups of sugar

2 tablespoons of vanilla

Pour sugar and vanilla into a bowl with enough buttermilk to allow the sugar to dissolve. Add 1 pt. of whipped cream. Pour in freezer and add all buttermilk and whipped cream. Continue to add milk until until it hits the fill line.

Wait patiently, allow to freeze, then use your largest spoon.


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Reply July 11, 2009

That ice cream sounds sooo good! I kinda want to make some now.
Great pictures!

Sue Sue
Reply July 11, 2009

Thank you, Lord, for sending Amber to us. Amber, if your writing were an ice cream flavor, it just might be buttermilk. Delicious, tangy, with a unique flavor that satisfies...

Reply July 12, 2009

Mmmmm...homemade ice cream is the best! I wish I wasn't lactose intolerant...I'd make this recipe in a heartbeat!

brittney’s last blog post..Food, Inc.

Aunt Pam
Reply July 13, 2009

Hey! Great pics!! Thanks for the ice cream recipe! I will try this one the next time I make ice cream. (maybe next week!)

Reply July 14, 2009

good pics!

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