Me: We could play Cinderella and I'll be the prince or the stepmother.
Me: We could play Rapunzel and I'll be Flynn Rider or Mother Gothel.
Me: We could play Candyland or Chutes and Ladders.
Me: We could do puzzles or read books.
Me: We could make ice cream or cookies.
She loves to cook with me like Big does but when Big is home, the turn taking makes the process less magical for everyone involved. I had a bunch of sliced strawberries from the weekend that needed to get used up so I suggested strawberry ice cream. She wanted chocolate so we compromised and made up a new recipe for Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. After tasting the mixture, Middle declared it "Sweet Deewishious." Then, we played Rapunzel while we waited for it to freeze in the ice cream maker. And, Rapunzel had ice cream at 10am.
Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (makes 1.5 qt)
2 cups sliced strawberries
1.5 cups heavy cream
1.5 cups milk
1/2 - 2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 - 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
Mash up the sliced strawberries (we used a potato masher). Add 1/4 cup sugar and stir it well. In another bowl, stir together the heavy cream, milk, and additional sugar (if desired - maybe 1/4 to 1/3 cup more). Stir in the vanilla. Stir in the strawberries. Pour into your ice cream maker and freeze for as long as it needs to. At the end, stir in the chocolate chips (or leave them out . . . it's a really good strawberry ice cream and doesn't really need them).