Happy 4th of July to all my friends and family!
I’m gearing up for the 4th, are you?
1. Box of yard sale canning jars – $1 for all
2. Flowers from my friend Jeannie’s yard – FREE
3. My flower arrangements will be made for less than $1
And we’re making my mom’s delicious frozen goodness – Millie’s Vanilla Homemade Ice Cream!

Millie’s Vanilla Ice Cream
Beat 3 eggs, 1 quart ½ and ½ and 1 quart of whipping cream. 
Mix in ¾ cup white sugar and ¾ cup brown sugar; 1 tsp. salt, and 2 ¼ Tbs. vanilla.
You can use an electric ice cream maker, or do it the old-fashioned way.  The traditional way that I grew up with, where you’d sit on the ice-cold freezer while your Dad and Grandpa did all the cranking … and then you got to lick the paddle: YUM.
Your family will think that they’ve died and gone to heaven.
It’s that tasty.
Let’s celebrate our country’s freedom!
And enjoy the freshness of summer!
Watermelon and good ol’ American 4th of July food!
And award-winning, Millie’s Vanilla Ice Cream! (Award-winning in my family!)

Have you thought about starting a new tradition with your family this year?
(Photos:  My favorite childhood memory – Abby licking the paddle. And my charming St. Louis cousins – Johnny, Paul and Maggie.)