My boyfriend and I had a low-key plans for Valentine's Day. We were going to have a nice breakfast, possibly see a movie, plus I had made a dessert the night before that was waiting in the fridge for us.
However, things turned out differently thanks to a couple of morning mishaps.
Mishap number one: I forgot to time our soft boiled eggs. They were *way* under cooked. So I had the genius idea to just stick the open egg in the microwave for 30 seconds.. which resulted in an interesting ka-pow and this exploded yolk.
I still ate it.
Mishap number two was surrounding the dessert I had made out of cream, honey, vanilla, milk and gelatin. I unmolded it and it seemed a tiny bit soft and a little bit melty but I ignored that and turned the plate to take another picture...
Actually it was more of less dramatic wiggly-jiggly collapse in on itself. Guess who didn't add enough gelatin??
So we ditched our low-key plans and did what any couple who had a failed breakfast and failed dessert would do.....get dressed up and go looking for ice cream.
And brass muffin tins and measuring spoons.
We decided to drive out to Cohrane to find their ice cream parlour which has a massive menu of homemade ice cream. We probably could have found ice cream in the city but its nice to get out and explore the small towns.
Mackay's Ice Cream has been around for 60 years. Their ice cream is homemade in small batches and was so worth the drive.
On the way home we picked up the ingredients so that I could attempt the dessert again next weekend. Or maybe I'll make something more portable and we'll bring it on another small town road trip.