Last week I was in NY on vacation with my family. (Thanks to some awesome help getting deals posted, you may not have noticed I was gone!)
Our family vacation has evolved over the years into an epic event full of traditions, new memories and amazing food. My parents were very smart to have six children. We each get a night to make dinner and the rest of the week we can sit back and enjoy the fruits of our sibling’s labor.
We also each make dessert and as it turned out this year, ice cream was a part of every single dessert. This meant that we indulged in some sort of ice cream creation 8 nights in a row.
If that’s wrong, I don’t want to be right.
My Mom always has some creative trick up her sleeve (what else would you expect from the Dollar Store Diva?) and this year she introduced us to the fun of ‘Kick the Can Ice Cream’.
What is that? you ask.
Well…it’s pretty much exactly that. Ice cream. In a can. That you kick.
My mom found the recipe here. (The duct tape was used to ensure that the cans did not open.)
The fun part came once the cans were ready. Lots of kicking and rolling the cans for about 10 minutes.
And when the cans were sufficiently kicked–voila! We had ice cream! (We added frozen strawberries to the other can which was delicious.)
Who knew that something kicked around in a can could be so good?
It was such a fantastic week with LOTS of other Project Summer goals being met: fishing, swimming, playing with cousins, reading books (I actually finished one!) and just plain ol’ having FUN. If you don’t believe me, check out this good looking bunch:
This picture says so much.
Here are a few of our Project Summer goals this week:
- Continue to read books and add them to our Reading Rewards programs.
- Continue using our Chore Charts. (We now are paying our boys $0.25 per job.)
- I will be running my 5K on Wednesday. Wish me luck!
How about you? What plans do you have for Project Summer this week? Be sure to check out my LONG list of free and cheap activities if you need some inspiration!