REAL women do their own pits.
Sad news here..... both the ducking and Maggie did not make it. They were still with us at noon but by late afternoon both were gone. (Maggie was the grey/white/black duck I brought to the Bash with the babies). I am trying to understand what is going on??? Are they eating something that is highly toxic? If they are, why would it take this long for the to get sick from something? I have had the ducks for over 2 years and suddenly I am losing babies and adults...... it does not make any sense.... Maggie was just fin yesterday morning and by evening was sluggish.....
Now just for all you lushes on here; I am making Rum and Coke Ice cream for my boss' birthday tomorrow. Here is the recipe.
2/3 c dark run (Meyer's) split
8 egg yolks
1 c sugar
3 c milk
1 1/2 c whipping cream
2 t corn starch
2T corn syrup
1/2 t salt
Combine 1/3 c rum with 2/3 c coke and put in a shallow pan in the freezer and allow to freeze in a thin layer.
Place cream and 2 c milk in a heavy bottom saucepan with sugar, salt, and corn syrup, turn heat to med. Mix remaining milk with cornstarch and set aside. Whip eggs until light and thickened. Once milk mix has come to a simmer, turn off the heat and carefully ladle some of the hot milk into the eggs, whisking the whole time until you have added enough milk to heat up the eggs. Pour egg mix into pan and turn the heat back on to low and continue stirring until milk thickens (before you get scrambled eggs...) add remaining milk with cornstarch and continue heating until starch has cooked. Add the remaining 1/3 c rum and 1/2 c of coke. Pour into a heatproof container (or a plastic bag) and cool in ice bath then place in fridge. Mix must be completely cool before making the ice cream. Get your ice cream maker ready according to the directions. Before you pour the milk into the ice cream maker, add another cup of coke. While your ice cream maker is running, take a fork and shred the frozen rum and coke into tiny ice crystals. When you put the ice cream into your containers, alternate some of the run/coke slush in-between the ice cream so you get a layered effect.
Since I am winging it with this recipe, I will let you know how it turns out.... I hope there is not too much sugar in it so people will enjoy it!
And thank goodness the cold front is moving through!!!!