Saturday, August 3, 2013

Raspberry Sorbet turned out! {{I think}}

Last night at 10:30, Paul got up from the couch and headed to the kitchen for something-er-other.  And he asks...."Do you want to make up that sorbet?"

I had completely forgotten!  And knowing that I'm going to be out of the house for the next 10 days, I knew there was only one answer.

So, I went out to the chest freezer to retrieve the freeze-bowl;  Paul hooked everything up.  And after that, there wasn't much to do.  The raspberry juice and syrup slurry got mixed together (both had been chilling all day in the fridge), and then the machine did the rest for the next 12 minutes.

I'll admit, both Paul and I made the "errrr....this recipe is a flop" face.  After 12 minutes, the liquid was still liquid;  it hadn't turned into any kind of sorbet/ice-cream texture.  But, I dumped it into a container and put it in the freezer anyway.  I figured even a "flop" recipe was still going to taste good.

This morning, Paul peeked in on it and said..."Hey!  I think it worked."  And he proceeded to taste test the goods.  {{Of course, he also shared a small spoonful with me, too}}

I don't want the day to start out yet.  We only have one HUGE priority this morning before we can leave for the farm

Pick Raspberries.

**sigh**  At least I'll have the whole family out with me;  it's going to take 2-3 hours to pick them all, and I realllly realllly should get out there right now.  But, I'm sitting here listening to the "shoulder-PRO-CON conversation" happening.
Let's get out there and get it done.
I don't wanna.   
But... it's a coooool 60 degrees out.  
But.....I'm still tired.  AND I've been enjoying my time perusing, and there is an adorable bag that keeps getting my attention.  I'd so much rather continue "wasting" my time looking through Ravelry.
Fine, but it's going to get warmer the longer you wait.

Eventually, I know the "let's get out there and work" shoulder will win.  Maybe 17 more minutes -- 8:00AM ... that'll work, right?
I repeat what I said the other day -- I am NOT an extravagant, materialistic person..... but I can see making one of these Cah-UUUTE bags to carry around all of my stuff.  Now that I carry my keys with me everywhere I go (that's a story for a different time), and the phone, and wallet, and, and, and.... I am thinking it's time to finally buckle down and get a purse.  Now that I have the craft of crochet in my toolbox, I'd rather make one and REALLLY enjoy carrying it around :)

Happy Saturday everyone!


Judy D in WA said...

Cute bag! I had to check it out and there it was in my favorites, I'm printing my copy right now. I might even have yarn in my stash for this one. :) Can't wait to see yours.
Now get those berries picked so you can get on the road! Have a great trip!

scraphappy said...

I hope the raspberries got picked before you headed out. Adorable purse -- definitely would be handy for hauling around all your stuff. Glad you are enjoying your new crochet addiction. It is nice to change things up from time to time.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Raspberry Sorbet.......ooooooooh la la!

Amanda said...

Harvesting is great once you get down to it, but it takes a real effort of will sometimes to get out there, doesn't it? I recently bought an ice cream maker and am loving it. Have a good weekend, I expect you'll have the bag finished by the time you get back.

Andee said...

You are too much! Sorbet and purses, oh but the raspberries sound good. We brought home a case of peaches (from CA but sold in WI) lol and I can't wait to taste them!