The winner of last week's necklace give-away is: Madame Samm
Our give-a-way this week is a free "Ms Pinny Cush" pin cushion and our pattern to make even more for all your friends. We came out with this pattern last fall when I wanted to take one of my funny drawings and turn it into a pin cushion. http://www.amybradleydesigns.com/mspicupipa.html
If you have been following this blog you know that I sort of go crazy for pin cushions. To enter the give-a-way, comment on if you are an extreme pinner or a lackadaisical pinner when you sew. Next Friday March 30th we will choose a winner at random from the comments.
I took some photos of my last three acquisitions to share with you.
I also wanted to share another recipe that I served at the girls weekend. This is a super easy dessert. My son Adam requests this for his birthday each year. You can also substitute your favorite ice cream. We have made this with chocolate mocha almond ice cream too. Yum!
To make two mint ice cream pies:
Two ready made chocolate pie crust
Two jars of chocolate fudge topping
One 1/2 gallon of mint ice cream
Remove plastic protector lid from crust. Save for later to use as a lid for the dessert. Remove lid from fudge toppings and warm in microwave following label instructions. I use 3/4 of each jar on each crust and the other 1/4 I use to drizzle over top after pies are frozen. I pour some of the fudge topping on the bottom of each crusts and spread it around. I then use the back of a spoon to spread spoonfuls on the sides going in one direction only. If your topping is not warm enough you can make the crust pick up because it is too sticky. Once the topping is spread over each crust I put the crusts in the freezer without the lids to freeze. I wait about 30 minutes and then take out the ice cream to soften. How fast it softens depends on the temperature in your house. Once softened I divide the ice cream into the two crusts and put each of the lids on and freeze for a couple of days before I serve it. You can warm up the rest of the topping and drizzle over each piece, top with a dollop of whip creme and put 1/2 of a small mint patty on each piece for a pretty presentation.
For a fancier version of this dessert go to this link on the new TV show "The Chew"and click on Clinton'w chocolate chip mint ice cream torte. http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/episodes/March-20-2012 He triples the calories!
Have a great weekend! It has rained the last week so I am looking forward to our forecast for a sunny weekend to dry out.