This week has included a lot of eating. Jesse and I have our birthdays within a week of each others, which means a lot of celebrations happen at one time. Now I like to think of birthdays as more than just your birthday. It really should be a week long celebration.
We started on Monday with an outdoor movie at the Segerstrom Center. Like any good girlfriend/foodie, I had to pack a picnic…
I tried to include healthy things, because sometimes we all need some balance. But see that PB&J chocolate bar from Trader Joe’s. OMG delicious. Also, those mason jars are filled with wine (the movie was Mulan, adult grape juice is totally acceptable). Wondering about the sandwich…
Turkey and Cheddar with spinach on a pretzel roll with lots of dijon mustard. Epic.
Wednesday was Jesse’s birthday for real (you probably remember my ridiculously cheesy blog post. You’re welcome.). We went to the Boiling Crab for dinner, where I ate an entire pound of shrimp on my own. I also made him a creamy pumpkin pie…
Because on your birthday you should get what you want, even if it means pumpkin pie in July.
So as you can tell, there’s been a lot of eating. But while I’ve been busy eating and celebrating, I’ve also been doing other types of photographing. Did you know sometimes I take pictures of people?
Needless to say, I haven’t had a lot of time to make things and photograph them for blogging purposes. So while I take a break before making more exciting new things that I can blog about, let me tell you about something I made a while ago… Remember the Peanut Butter Throwdown? Oh yeah you still have a few more days to enter the giveaway…
Well I was super excited to made dessert for that gathering. And thus this was born:
White Chocolate Wonderful Ice Cream
1 cup White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
2 1/2 cup half and half
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
In a bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until pale and fluffy (a few minutes). Add half and half and whisk until combined. Transfer to a saucepan, turn flame on to medium/low. Continue to stir until mixtures starts to thicken (about 10 minutes). Lastly, stir in white chocolate wonderful peanut butter and stir until combined.
Keep stirring until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Then chill for bit until mixture is cold. Put in your ice cream maker according to manufacturers instructions. Just before ice cream is done, drop in white chocolate chips. Freeze for a few more hours to set, then serve!
I had to give this away for fear that I would eat the whole thing in a day. True story. It doesn’t matter how sugar loaded I am, there’s always room for ice cream. Don’t you think?
So go ahead and make this. Think of me and the fact that my birthday is on Tuesday.
Also, Don’t forget to enter the Peanut Butter & Co. Giveaway to win 6 free jars of Peanut Butter! Click here to enter! Don’t be a meany! Share it with your friends so they can get some peanut butter love too!