So, last Tuesday was my birthday. I'm now 36 years of age and couldn't be happier. As we all know, however, I am in my last official "mid" year of the decade. Let's review: of any given decade, 20s, 30s, 60s, etc., years 1 - 3 are early, 4 - 6 are mid and 7 - 9 are late. However, there is an exception - 4 & 7 can go either way, depending on the circumstance, so while it's my last OFFICIAL mid year, I can stil use mid when I'm 37, situationally of course.
I had a lovely gathering of friends and we ordered pizza and decorated cupcakes. You can check out the pictures here. I got some lovely small gifts, even though I'd said no gifts, because I have lovely friends, and it was nice to just hang with them for the evening.
One of the gifts I got from the church staff was a gift card to Sur la Table, which is PERFECT, since I love to cook and am addicted to all things kitchen-related. Not being one for this "delayed gratification" that I've heard so much about, I went online immediately and shopped my little mouse off. Quickly ruling out the practical, I chose to go for something I've had my eye on FOREVER - a Cuisinart Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Maker. Even better? IT'S BRIGHT RED!!! Not one to be deterred, I also purchased a matching scooper and dessert dishes. I'm now scouring the interwebs for ice cream recipes and am looking forward to making a favorite of mine - lavendar and dark chocolate.
Behold the wonder of my new purchase and feel free to post some flavor recommendations!!