Finals bring out a whole new side of people. I am no exception to that rule. Good thing there’s only one to go (biochem… it’s the worst)
This girl, the one that eats healthy 90% of the time, is found eating buckets of ice cream, chocolate cake, frozen pizzas, cheesy rice cakes, syrupy waffles, and basically anything else that can be classified as “junk.” Why? Because when we get stressed, our mind and body do weird things. I used to be really good at restricting myself during these situations, but now I just let myself do what it needs to do to get through. Instead of obsessing about my eating habits, I worry about studying. The food will work itself out. Don’t get me wrong, I do still eat my fair share of fruits and veggies (still more than your average person), but there’s just a lot of added junk that I don’t usually eat or even like thrown into the mix.
So here’s to another WIAW: Finals Week. Thanks to Jenn @PeasandCrayons for organizing!
Breakfast: I only ate this over the weekend, but it’s still way out of character for me
Dinner: Frozen Pizza. So good, by the way, but not my usual balanced meal. I haven’t had pizza in ages and it really hit the spot!
Dessert: Homemade Ice cream!
My roommate and I made homemade cookies and cream ice cream the other day after we found out that our oven broke right before our cookie party.
Safety Instructions (I think this was my favorite part)
Never put the base in water. To clean it, wipe it with a damp cloth. Avoid any contact with moving parts. Pull back long hair when using the ice cream maker, and always watch children carefully if they are helping you use the maker. The Krups ice cream maker is intended for indoor use only.
Freeze the Cylinder
Place the clean, dry cylinder in a plastic bag (to protect against freezer burn) and place it upright in the back of your freezer. The cylinder will take 8 to 9 hours to freeze at -22 degrees F, 12 to 13 hours at -13 degrees F, 20 to 22 hours at 0 degrees F and 24 hours at 5 degrees F. Shake the cylinder to check for complete freezing: you should not hear any sloshing of the water inside the cylinder’s walls when it is fully frozen.
You can use your own recipes, or thisbasic recipe for vanilla ice cream. Warm 1 cup milk in a pan. While the milk warms, whisk together 2 eggs and ½ cup sugar in a separate bowl. Slowly add warm milk to the eggs and sugar, whisking continuously. Heat slowly and continue stirring until the mixture is thick. Let cool completely and add 2 cups cream and 2 tsp. vanilla extract.
- We added oreos to this when we added it to the ice cream maker to turn it into cookies and cream!
Assemble the Machine
Slide the motor unit into the lid until they lock together. Put the paddle into the frozen cylinder. Put the lid on the cylinder. It will connect through two tabs on the side and will connect with the paddle. Plug in the ice cream maker.
Make Ice Cream
- Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker through the feeding hole in the lid and turn on the machine. Let it run 30 to 40 minutes or until the mixture is as thick as you want it to get. Turn off and unplug the ice cream maker and remove the lid by pressing the release button at the top. Remove the paddle. Your ice cream is ready to serve or to store in the freezer for later.
I seriously recommend that everyone try making their own ice cream. You don’t even have to have an ice cream maker! It tasted 1000x better than store-bought ice cream and it has none of the chemicals!
Oh, and can I just say how excited I am to meet this girl tonight? We’re having a blend date slumber party run-sesh! It’s the perfect way to end my semester in Baltimore :)
What do you eat when you’re stressed?
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