I scream, you scream. Yada yada, yada yada. You know the drill.
While I’ve never actually *screamed* for any frozen dairy products, I have to admit; ice cream is pretty awesome.
The Question of the Week currently posted in the Vortex asks everyone to name their favorite flavor of ice cream. And it got me thinking of all the different varieties and concoctions I’ve tried during my lifetime.
Of course, I’ve tried the standards; chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, mint, coffee, and so on. But, I’ve also encountered some not-so-traditional flavors. My favorites of these have been green tea (so good!) and hibiscus. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about flower-powered ice cream, but it turns out that it’s pretty darn tasty. (Bees might be onto something after all.) My least favorites have been red bean (good flavor but I couldn’t get past the texture) and wasabi-ginger (just no).
Despite the nearly endless possibilities of flavors and mix-ins, I nearly always get the same yummy creation when visiting an ice cream parlour – coffee ice cream with Oreo crumbles, peanut butter, fudge, and whipped cream. Delicioso!
What are your favorite ice cream flavors? What do you like on top of or mixed into your ice cream? Do you prefer fro-yo or sorbet to ice cream? Where’s your favorite place to go for frozen treats? Let us know in the comments!
As promised, here’s my update on the cheesy hash browns I made last Wednesday for Thanksgiving!
Let’s start with the most important information: they were delicious!
They took much longer to cook than expected. (They were still so worth it!) The recipe said to cook for about an hour at 375 degrees, but for my oven, it took approximately two hours instead.
I also recommend not skipping out on the onion (I didn’t feel like running to the store to get onions…), because that may have been the partial cause to the higher cooking time. According to a friend who’s more well versed in cooking than I, the extra moisture from the onions can make a big difference! Who knew! (Not me, that’s for sure).
Either way, they were wonderful! Try them if you dare! (Seriously, try them, you won’t regret it.
Since this Thursday is Thanksgiving, it’s the perfect time to talk about everyone’s favorite topic. FOOD!
Everyone has their fave Thanksgiving dish whether it be cranberry sauce, stuffing, or sweet potatoes! Or all of the above! Nom! (Oh no, now I’m making myself hungry…)
What’s my favorite dish? That’s easy! My aunt’s cheesy hash browns! They are to DIE for. One of these days I need to get that recipe from her, but until then, I found something similar on Allrecipes! (It’d be hilarious if that’s where she got it from) As I plan on making it myself this year, I’ll try to make an update after the holidays to let you guys know how it turned out!
Look at it in all its delicious glory.
And before I go, fun Thanksgiving fact! Everyone thinks it’s the turkey that makes you fall asleep after dinner. Actually, it’s not true at all! It’s just all the food you ate in excess! Now you can enjoy your food coma with SCIENCE.
Gobble gobble! Happy eating everyone!