I bought paint the other day.
I have a few small decor projects planned, and a couple big ones. I am so excited, and cannot wait to share them! I was told by one of my sisters recently “YOU have Christmas this year” which is fine by me! Nothing makes me happier than a house full of family and friends – that I can cook for, visit with, laugh and eat and drink and laugh.
So while the possibility of hosting the holidays in our new home thrills me to no end, it also makes me want to get going on all the decorating and house projects we have planned – and I’m already thinking of food. Of course.
Where do I start? Desserts.
This is the ice cream I served with my plum pie bites.
roasted plum ice cream
dairy, egg and gluten free, vegan
2 pounds fresh plums, pitted
2 cans coconut milk (full fat)
1/4 cup agave
4 ounces cream cheese (Tofutti)
1 tablespoon vanilla paste
1/2 cup plum jam, divided
Pit plums, slice in halves and arrange on prepared (parchment) baking sheet, sprinkle with sugar. Roast at 350 for 20 minutes. Allow to cool.
In high powered blender, puree plums until smooth. Continue to blend and add coconut milk, agave, cream cheese, vanilla and 1/4 cup plum jam. Transfer to ice cream maker and prepare according to manufacturer directions. Transfer to freezer safe container, fold in remaining plum jam, making ribbons through the ice cream.
Have you started thinking of the holidays yet? Just me? I can’t help it – I saw my first holiday commercial the other day.
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