So, I have two things for you on this fine Tuesday afternoon....
#1~ the best pumpkin pie ice cream EVER,
and #2 ~ a little note on gratitude.
I found a great blog via Pinterest. I pinned the kitchen, and then enjoying looking through the blog. She just wrote a post titled '20 little attitudes for gratitude.' And since I am really working towards focusing on being thankful this holiday season, I was inspired to write my own 20-little-attitudes-for-gratitude. Maybe it will inspire you to write your own list?!?
20 Little Attitudes of Gratitude
- Mind your manners. Say please, thank you and excuse me.
- Smile when you see your friends and family, look them in the eyes when you are talking.
- Always take the time to listen.
- Notice when others do kind things for you, show gratitude by action or words.
- Gives hugs and kisses freely through out the day.
- Extend grace.
- Don’t worry about tomorrow. No ounce of worry can change a thing about tomorrow. Be grateful for right now.
- Create gratitude journals to keep track of daily blessings.
- Encourage strangers with a smile.
- Leave love notes in unexpected places like lunch boxes and under pillows.
- Encourage someone with a compliment.
- Instead of complaining, verbalize what you are thankful for.
- Bake extra of everything, strive to always give away a freshly baked treat.
- Remember to thank God for blessings each day.
- Surprise your family (or friends) with little gifts or treats to show you thought of them.
- No grumbling about minor annoyances around the house.
- Do special things to cherish time with your family.
- Reflect on happy memories regularly. Make inspiration boards of special times.
- Always remember, no one is perfect, have grace with yourself.
- Be grateful you have a house to clean.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.” –Melodie Beatty
One of the many things I am grateful for, is my awesome ice cream maker. It is sooooo easy to make ice cream with this little guy. Seriously. It's the best!
This ice cream is really rich. I think it would also make a great ice cream pie filling....maybe a graham cracker crust? I will try it and let you know!
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
- 1 can (15 ounces) pure pumpkin puree or 1-3/4 cups homemade cooked pumpkin puree, well-draiined
- 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Pour mixture into ice cream machine as per your machine's instructions.