Snacks Tonight #10

February 3, 2018

Homemade vanilla ice cream (far more successful — and easier — than the method I used for Snacks Tonight #8) along with homemade chocolate biscuit.  I used whipping cream and added vanilla essence.  Other flavours would be easy to add.  Beautifully creamy. If you let it sit out of the freezer for about 10 minutes before serving, it is a lot like soft serve — my favourite style.

PS: I’ll use evaporated milk instead of condensed milk net time, to reduce the sugar level.

Image: Arrow Lake From The Leland

February 3, 2018

The Day The Music Died

February 3, 2018

A long, long time ago…
I can still remember
How that music used to make me smile.
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And, maybe, they’d be happy for a while.

But February made me shiver
With every paper I’d deliver.
Bad news on the doorstep;
I couldn’t take one more step.

I can’t remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride,
But something touched me deep inside
The day the music died.


You have to be almost as old as God herself to remember this, but 59 years ago today Buddy Holly, Big Bopper and Richie Valens died in a snowy plane crash at Clear Lake , Iowa.  I, too, learned about it from the headlines I read during my paper route the following morning.  It’s a long, long time ago.