Friday, April 29, 2011

Homemade Maple Bacon Sundaes and Happy Birthday to Me!

These homemade maple bacon sundaes were so fun and delicious!
 We decided to celebrate my birthday yesterday because I wasn't supposed to have my kids this weekend, BUT their dad didn't take them so I'm just having an extra long birthday weekend instead of one day! 

I keep hearing the Denny's ads for their bacon sundaes and decided I HAD to try them myself.  I bought extra thick "steak cut" bacon, made a fabulous maple cream sauce and they were so awesome!  This sauce is amazing on pancakes (which I'm eating right now) and would work on any number of things... cake, fruit, ice cream, oatmeal... Mmmmm!  Because it has cream in it you'll want to refrigerate it and use it up in a few days, a week at the most.

Homemade Maple Cream Sauce

1 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. corn syrup
1 c. whipping cream
1/2 tsp maple flavoring

Bring everything to a boil whisking the whole time.  Boil one minute.  Let cool to warm before serving.  After keeping in the fridge, microwave to warm, stirring often.

Yesterday before our amazing sundaes we went to the farm and then out to dinner.  I LOVE the baby animals!

This baby cow is just a couple of weeks old!  I love him!  I want one!  (That doesn't grow up lol)

I love pygmy goats!  We used to have one and I'd love to have one again.  Don't be surprised if we end up with a pygmy goat in the next year or so.

This little baby was SO sweet!  He was super cuddly.

After the farm we cleaned up and went to pizza!  Eggplant, spinach, artichokes, tomatoes and more veggies made for a delightful pizza!!!

Me and my sis and all the kids!

My first pic as a 32 year old!  And yes, it was right about midnight, hence the red eyes!
Today I'm hosting a birthday girls night out since today is my actual birthday (April 29th).  If you're local, come on over!

And in the tradition of "about me" birthday postings, I thought I'd share one random fact about me!  Speaking of ice cream sundaes, I have NEVER had a brain freeze in my whole life.  BUT I get back freezes all the time if I eat something too cold too fast.  Crazy, huh?

Happy birthday to me!  This is gonna be a fun weekend! 


Moody said...

Gotta admit, your bacon sundae looks a little crazy, but we have a bakery here that sells maple glazed donuts with crumbled bacon on top and they are delicious, so maybe you're on to something! Happy Birthday!

Ess said...

Happy Birthday!!! I'm tempted to try that out!!!!! I have never heard of back freeze, hahaha, crazy! :) Have a blessed birthday!

Atelier de Charo said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Enjoy your day!


Valerie said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great weekend!
And those sundaes look divine! I'm intrigued by the bacon craze right now. I need to venture out and give it a try (well, not bacon, I love that already...bacon w/ sweet stuff is what I meant).