Friday, September 11, 2015

August Bucket List: 3 Summer-tastic Items and a Waffle It!

I really wanted to focus on getting as many summer items checked off before summer came to an end, so this month I checked off three items on the summer section of my list!  I love watching the number drop on items left to complete.

Now I had "Make Ice Cream" on my bucket list.  I wanted this to be an excuse to buy an ice cream maker.  I hoped to find one at a thrift store, but no such luck.  I had seen a few no churn recipes and decided to give no churn ice cream a shot.  I made strawberry cheesecake no churn.  It was pretty easy, but I think it set up too hard. After a little microwaving it was fine and yummy.  It basically just tasted like frozen cheesecake filling, but who on earth could be sad about that?

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Another item on my summer bucket list is "Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich". So since I had the ice cream made, it seemed like a logical next step.  I decided to make brownie waffles. I want to waffle all the things so this is my first "Waffle It!" on the blog as well!  I used a Ghiradelli box mix.  Next time I would use one without chocolate chunks because the time it took for the brownie waffle to cook made the chocolate burn, making the outside of the waffle harden.  I still ate it though, and it was still delicious. So the verdict on brownie waffles is yes, but only with a normal brownie batter.  What else should I waffle? Let me know in the comments!

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The last summer item I checked off in August is probably my favorite.  It was fun, refreshing, and tasty.  "Drink Out of a Coconut" was chosen when I spotted young coconuts in the store.  I figured they would be perfect for this.  My partner drilled a hole in the coconut for me, I poured the water out through a strainer, and then knocked the loose bits from the opening.  I  mixed the coconut water with lime juice, pineapple juice, spiced rum, and a little sugar.  I shook it in a mixer with ice and then poured it back in to the coconut with a funnel.  Stick a straw in it, and bam! Coconut cup! 

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I didn't measure anything for the drink, but it turned out amazing.  It probably would have been perfect on a beach or next to a pool.  I drank it in the living room chair, because I have neither a beach nor a pool.  It was just as satisfying in the chair knowing it was 100 degrees outside.  Really, knowing it was that hot out and that I was inside with air conditioning probably made it even more satisfying.
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P.S. How do people take such adorable photos of them drinking things?  Because I made many attempts and have deemed it impossible to turn out anything other than awkward.

So that was August! A whole lot of yummy summer things checked off of the Bucket List.

Remember to Live Life Decadently every day!

xoxo Poison Megz