All week long I was overtaken with Royal Wedding fever. I couldn’t get enough television specials, interviews, and pictures of Prince William and Princess Catherine. Besides capping off a great week with waking up at 5 am to watch a fairytale come true, I enjoyed a sushi date night out and the blossoming flowers that are a sure sign spring is on it’s way (despite the weather telling us otherwise), treating myself to a new pair of sunglasses, cupcake frozen yogurt where I loaded on far too many sprinkles and marshmallows, the last of the jellybeans leftover from Easter (notice a lack of red ones-guilty!) and thanks to some inspiration from Alicia at Cheetah is the New Black, a little leopard on leopard pairing.
When I first saw this recipe for one ingredient banana ice cream, it seemed almost like a joke. How could one simple ingredient turn into something so vastly different after being frozen and run through a food processor? Turns out, it most definitely can. Simply chop and freeze a few bananas, run through a food processor, and watch over the course of several minutes how the fruit turns from chopped up bits into the smoothest, most creamy banana ice cream you’ve ever had. You don’t need to add a single thing to it, but if you have a sweet tooth like me you can treat it like regular ice cream and top it with chocolate syrup or (and!) sprinkles, or use as the base for a milkshake (like my favorite, the toasted marshmallow shake). This even got a happy approval from the boyfriend, who is a bit of an ice cream expert.
The weather here is still gray and drizzly, and it’s making me even more anxious for sunny spring days to arrive. In the meantime, I’m already planning my spring wardrobe, and lately I’ve been drawn to easy-to-wear, breezy, lightweight dresses, that can be worn during the day to work and dressed up at night for almost any occasion. I’m ready to officially put the sweaters and tights away until the cold comes again next winter. It’s been so cold here, I’ve even been able to stretch out the wearing of my fur vests, which normally would be long packed away for the season. Do you typically dress for the season or go by the weather?