Monday, July 16, 2012

Candy Bar Ice Cream Pie

We love ice cream any time of the year, but we REALLY love ice cream in the summer when it's hot outside! We've been thought quite a few ice cream containers this summer making sundaes, banana splits, and root beer floats. This weekend I decided to try something a little different with our ice cream, and I ended up with a SUPER yummy and SUPER simple to make Candy Bar Ice Cream Pie!
 Start with a regular pie crust baked according to the directions on the package. You could also use a graham cracker crust or other kind of Oreo one would be really yummy with this.
 Scoop some ice cream into a bowl. We used plain old vanilla, but you could mix it up and try chocolate or maybe even coffee. Just estimate about how much you think you need to fill up your crust.
 Unwrap a variety of candy bars. I used the little snack sized Snickers, Reese's Cups, and Kit Kat.
 Chop up your candy and add it to the bowl of ice cream. You can also add in some mini M&M's just to make things more colorful and interesting:)
 Give your ice cream a good stir....
 ...then add it to your crust. I topped mine with a whole Reese's Cup. You could also add sprinkles or even a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
Place your candy bar ice cream pie in the freezer for a few hours or until it has hardened enough to cut into slices. Serve and enjoy on a hot summer day!

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Friday, July 6, 2012

The Long Drive Home and Meeting a Blog Friend: Day 16,17,and 18

We got up bright and early on day 16 to head home. Our plan was to drive all the way down I10 from where it meets the Pacific Ocean to home. We didn't have reservations for a campground for that night...we were just going to drive until Jason couldn't drive anymore and then stop for the night.
 We kept lots of snacks and big {cherry flavored} diet sodas handy to keep us awake on the way home. 
 The boys watched a couple of movies when they started getting restless and it was too dark to do anything else.
 We drove all the way through California and Arizona and about halfway through New Mexico before we stopped for the night. We ended up staying in the parking lot of a Walmart right off the interstate. I was a little worried about that, but we went in and talked to the {older than dirt} security guard and he said he would be looking out for us all night:)
The next morning we started the drive through Texas. We passed Exit Zero on the state line between New Mexico and Texas. Who knew there was an Exit Zero!
 We made it to San Antonio just before dark. We set up camp and then headed out to find a steak for dinner! We found this fun place that was pretty yummy and WAY cheaper than all the other fancy steak places around Texas.
 The next morning we headed to downtown San Antonio with a stop for breakfast at the home turned restaurant and museum of the Pioneer Biscuit creator. The boys had pancakes, I had an amazing waffle, and Jason had their famous biscuits with gravy...yum!
 We found our way to the River Walk and took a trip on one of the fun boat tours.
 We checked out the Alamo!
 Then I had the pleasure of meeting one my SUPER fun bloggy friends, Julie. She brought her boys along {her hubby met us there too} and we headed to a fun Mexican place for lunch. Can you tell that all 5 of those boys together would be trouble:) It was so fun to meet Julie...I hope we can get back to San Antonio again soon for another visit!

The next morning we continued our LONG drive across Texas. We made a quick stop in Houston to visit Jason's cousin and eat some pizza with them...then we drove a little further before we stopped for the night.
 We finally made it back into Mississippi on the 18th day of our roadtrip! I have never been more happy to see that Welcome to Mississippi sign:)

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