Saturday, March 8, 2008

Craft Day!

My mom and I get together with some friends every once in awhile for craft day. We try to do it about once a month, but you know how it goes...

We all meet at one of our houses and sit together for an afternoon enjoying lovely snacks and lively conversation while we work on whatever crafty project we're in the middle of.

Recently, a few friends and I decided to start doing a craft day together on a regular basis. Every time we would meet up to craft together, we'd get more chatting done than crafting. So we thought if we saw each other more often we'd get more of our projects done. :) Not every one can meet every week, but so far we've done a good job of keeping up a regular craft day.

At our last craft day, we enjoyed pink champagne:

And homemade pomegranate ice cream:

You want the recipe, don't you?

I found the recipe for the pomegranate ice cream in Nigella Lawson's book Nigella Express. It is heavenly, and sooo easy to make.

No-Churn Pomegranate Ice Cream

2 pomegranates
1 lime
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 cups heavy cream

1. Juice the pomegranates and the lime, straining the juices into a bowl. You will have approximately 3/4 cup of pomegranate juice. Reserve the pomegranate seeds for garnish.

2. Add the powdered sugar and whisk to dissolve.

3. Whisk in the cream and keep whisking until soft peaks form in the pale pink cream.

4. Spoon and smooth the ice cream into a rigid plastic container with a tight-fitting lid and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight. Scatter with pomegranate seeds when you eat it.

Serves 8

Seriously. That's it. I do step three in my KitchenAid mixer and it is really fast. And an extra bonus is that it looks just like the pictures in the cookbook! I feel like the only time that happens for me is with Nigella. Gotta love her.

And just for fun - we're a week into March already, and our backyard still looks like this:

I've lived in Minnesota basically my whole life, and every year I still expect March to be spring. Oh well.


  1. What a lovely idea - and the ice cream looks amazing. I'm not sure how skilled I'd be at knitting after champagne though!

  2. Yummy! Your post makes me want to come visit so I can join you cream AND champagne? Now that's my idea of crafting!

    Great blog..consider me a regular reader.

    Shawn Mary,

  3. Now that is a party. Oh I mean a craft day. I bet it was fun and the ice cream wonderful.

  4. Thank you all for your comments! I can assure you, I'm much more productive minus the champagne and treats! But it's still very fun.

    And Shawn Mary - any time you're in MN, please do join us! That would be lovely.

  5. wow! that looks fantastic - and easy - and i MUST try it! i wish i could get friends together for crafting, but my friends either don't craft at all, or are currently super busy!


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