The Trick to Making Ice Cream Taste Even Better!

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After we filled up Ben’s gas tank last night, we headed to The Max Culvers!

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Culver’s is best known for their juicy burgers served on a buttered bun – or if you ask Ben, their cheese curds – but I go for the silky, velvety smooth frozen vanilla custard

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and cookie dough. Lots and LOTS of cookie dough! I was temporarily seduced by their Caramel Cashew flavor of the month, but in the end I could never stray from my one, true love…

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a scoop of said vanilla custard and cookie dough topping. I repeat, lots and LOTS of cookie dough!:mrgreen:

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I once heard Giada de Laurentiis say that most ice creams/custards are served too cold. When it’s too cold, you can’t truly taste the flavor. It’s so true! Take a bite of ice cream right out of the freezer. Then let some melt in a dish for a couple minutes and try it again. You’ll absolutely notice a difference. So yum!

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I let my custard melt for a couple minutes before digging in, and it was pure bliss. Awesome!

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I kept things a little more healthy for breakfast this morning, and made a Spinach, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich!

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Why pay $5 for a breakfast sandwich out, when you can make your own at home for mere ch-ch-ch-change?!

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All I did was combine 1 egg + 2 egg whites, some salt and a little hot sauce in a small, microwave safe dish.

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I whisked everything up and microwaved for 60 seconds. After that, I continued to microwave and stir every 20 seconds until my eggs were cooked. SO EASY!

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Meanwhile, I toasted up an EarthGrains Thin Bun, added a slice of cheddar cheese, and a few more drops of hot sauce.

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Topped with my microwaved eggs, and some fresh spinach for a 2 minute breakfast sandwich! This was so great! The eggs get SUPER fluffy in the microwave and melt the gooey, cheddar cheese. Oh yum. Why haven’t I done this before?!

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With a Raspberry Cheesecake Fat Free Yogurt – why, this is a breakfast I’ll surely be repeating. :)

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For lunch I’m packing more greens in a Vegetable Salad!

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Like I always say – chop once, enjoy twice! I actually made this salad on Sunday evening when I made Monday’s salad. It was all ready for me to grab and go this morning. :D

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In the mix:

  • Veggie salad mix
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Dried cranberries
  • Peanuts

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Someone asked me how big my salad containers are – these containers hold 64 ounces, which is…8 cups?! 8O

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I’d say, with toppings, this is about 6 cups. Holy moly!

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I stocked up on my favorite Larabar flavor Peanut Butter Cookie last week when they were on sale for $1/each and brought one for snacking on this afternoon.

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LOVE, love, LOVE this bar. Tastes just like a homemade, chewy peanut butter cookie but with NONE of the added sugar or fat. Unlike my, cough, culverschocolatechipcookiedoughsundae, cough.

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Well, it’s another rainy day in the neighborhood… It’s been raining practically non-stop for three days now, yet somehow there is always a sliver of clear weather exactly when my Mom and I take our morning walks. How convenient. ;)

Happy hump day!

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What was your very first job?

Mine was…a bagger at our local grocery store! So shameful – it was the worst!

From the time I was 14-18 I had about, oh, 10 jobs?! From dry cleaning attendant, to lifeguard, swim instructor, day camp counselor, barista/professional coffee drinker – I did it all at one point or another!!


Channeling Jessie Spano

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To quote Ms. Spano: There’s NO time! There’s NEVER. ANY. TIME! source  Remember Jessie’s caffeine pill addiction?? I remember thinking it was SO SCANDALOUS!! I was very…sheltered…when I was young. ;) Seriously though, between a Mom walk and 45 minute yoga sesh, there was just no time for blogging this…

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