Monday, September 12, 2011

First Floor Program

Last night the 11th Floor held our first floor event, Sunday Sundaes.  And, I'm pretty excited to say 32 people showed up.  Granted five were RAs, but that doesn't discredit the programs success. My CO-RA and I decided the only way to insure people would come was with free food, so we spend our Saturday afternoon making homemade (I guess it'd actually be dormmade) ice cream.  To showcase my Southern roots, we of course followed the Paula Deen recipe I've become some familiar with.  To represent Michael's home state of Minnesota, we made an "Ice Cream" playlist filled with popular songs from Midwestern bands.

Because our floor houses 69 residents, we had to make two batches of vanilla ice cream.  My roommates didn't quite understand the noise coming from the ice cream maker; one just thought I'd left the blinder on for too long.  But both agreed the annoying crunching of ice and rock salt was well worth the results.

To make our sundae party more authentic, we purchased hot fudge syrup, caramel sauce, strawberry drippings, whipped cream, and chocolate sprinkles.  And for all our lactose intolerant/vegan visitors, Oreo cookies were available.

Our total cost for the program was $45.  Not to shabby if you consider we had to buy eggs, sugar, milk, 4 cans of evaporated milk, 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and 28 pounds of ice.  We're thinking next week's event wont be quite has complicated; perhaps just a visit to Happy Dumplings will suffice.

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