Everyday Mom's Meals: Have Faith

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Have Faith

I should be repeating that to myself over and over again. Why? B/c I'm learning, mostly b/c of this blog, that things in the culinary world I never thought I could do, I indeed can and they aren't nearly as hard as I convinced myself they were. Today's example of this: fresh whipped cream. Now for those out there reading this that make it all the time, I realize and fully accept you are rolling your eyes right now. But I'm serious--I never even attempted it b/c I figured what's the point. I can buy a tub of Cool Whip or a can of Redi Whip and be done w/ it. After all I was the child known for having "a little pumpkin pie w/ my Cool Whip". Okay, who am I kidding? I'm still that way! But I guess I was feeling brave b/c I figured, why not try. The worse that could happen is it turns into butter, and we can have that w/ some bread for supper! Well, wonders never cease b/c it turned out perfect the VERY first time and I am now a covert! No more tubs or cans of whipped topping for me again! It's fresh and homemade from now. I'm like the Little Engine That Could of the kitchen......I think I can, I think I can......and I did!

Whipped Cream

1 c. heavy whipping cream
3 TBS powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

In a chilled mixing bowl and w/ chilled beaters, use an electric mixer to beat until soft peaks form. Do not over beat b/c butter will form :) Store in fridge.

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Jeana Dowd said...

looks yummy, makes me wanna stick my finger in it!! :o)

The Better Baker said...

Oh how exciting to learn something new...and discover it wasn't nearly as tough as we thought it would be. =) Looks perfect! Can I have a lick (or three?) Found you at Made it on Mondays...



Ali said...

I'm not rolling my eyes at all krista. We all start not knowing what the heck we are doing in the kitchen. :) Good for you for trying something new!

My mom always made fresh whipped cream, and I never do. I think I'm just lazy :O) It tastes so much better than cool whip though.

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Have to laugh. I am new to cooking as a hobby as well, only a couple of years and I agree, blogging challenges you like nothing else.

I still get to have some of these, :I Can'y believe I con do this!!!" moments!

Miranda said...

LOVE the story! Mangoes and Chutney's Fat Camp Friday is now open Friday at midnight (EST) ! I would love if you stopped by and linked up this recipe!

Krista said...

Thanks! I did, and a few others too!

Miranda said...

So happy you came! Thank you so much for joining Fat Camp Friday! See you next week!