Too much of a good thing is not always a bad thing. Like ice cream. Sure, too much at one sitting may result in brain freeze and an extra pound or two clinging around the midsection. But, it’s ice cream, and ice cream falls into the comfort food category. Is anyone venting angrily against comfort food right now? Most likely not.
So, in the July issue we asked readers to submit their favorite homemade ice cream recipes to potentially be published in the magazine. On Pages 29-30 we share with you the Boley family vanilla ice cream recipe submitted by Tom Boley, Wamego, and Lois Gier’s Pecan Praline ice cream.
Tom not only shared his family’s recipe, but also childhood memories of making ice cream with his father, who grew up on a Wakarusa farm. Tom says he continues to hand crank ice cream to this day.
“I remember so well chopping chunks of ice out of the creek in the winter with my dad when I was a kid and then going home to make ice cream. The rest of the year, we would buy a large block of ice from a place on the other side of the tracks and then have to chip it into small pieces by hand. It was a real boon to our process when someone put in an ice dispenser downtown. We would buy two large bags of ice and I didn’t have to chip it up!”
Amy and Tim Morris, 4 Rivers Electric Cooperative consumer-members, shared a photo of their son taken by their daughter, while the siblings drove through the countryside. The photo graces the top of Page 3. Amy wrote:
“My daughter, Natalee, loves taking pictures and this is one she captured … of her younger brother, Bradlee, while they were out driving through the country. The shirt Bradlee is wearing has the Cherryvale High School FFA Chapter’s motto from a few years ago, but framed against the dropping Kansas sun, it’s perfectly fitting in this photo. …”
In the very near future, the Kansas Country Living website will be live and accepting reader-submitted recipes, photos and comments and offer editorial extras, videos and archives of recipes and articles. Stay tuned for more information.