Hey I just met you, and this is crazy, but I just did a guest post on PaleOMG, so read it maybe? That’s right, I made these here Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches for you. Yep, your eyes doth not deceive. And I didn’t even eat the whole batch, are you super proud of me or what? Luckily they melted into big globs of sticky goo when I was photographing them and I wasn’t tempted in the slightest. Winning.
It’s hard being a food blogger and not stuffing your face with every delicious morsel that you make. The Inside Out Peanut Butter Cups that I made last week were so hard, so very very hard to resist. That’s were the freezer and the garage come in handy. If I have an open bag of chocolate chips left over from a project, I hide them in the garage. The reason being that it’s way too far for me to walk if I’m having a chocolate craving. I’m lazy and I’m going to use that to my advantage. I’m also impatient. When you freeze something, you have to let it thaw before you can eat it, and that takes time. I usually won’t sit around and wait. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Problem solved.
So what have you been up to? I went to Lake Havasu last weekend for my friends birthday. It was a total ishshow. I say “ish” a lot because some people don’t like reading swear words. I get it. We’re accepting of that here at Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind. If you do like reading swear words, sorry, the other people win. It’s like if you’re a smoker you have basically walk a mile away to smoke. Or if you are left-handed, but everything is made for right-handed people. It just is what it is.
Anyway back to the ishshow that was Havasu. So I went for my good friend Liz’s birthday because she asked me to. And I really like being on boats and floating on rafts or inner tubes all day. It’s super relaxing to sit there with a drink in hand and the water is so great at keeping you cool. The best part is you can just pee whenever or wherever you want. No bathroom needed, no TP, no readjusting your outfit post-flush. No washing your hands. It makes me wish I had to swim everywhere just so I could pee whenever. It’s so nice. For some reason I hate having to go to the bathroom, it totally irritates me. It’s like, didn’t I JUST go like an hour ago, now I have to stop what I’m doing, and go again and I don’t want to!
So Havasu is about a 5 hour drive from San Diego, which is pretty long. I tend to eat a lot on road trips, mainly because I’m super board and eating is fun and passes the time by. This isn’t good when you need to be in a bathing suit all weekend. So I tried to not eat the whole time, but…I did. Oops, I did it again. So I was sharing a room with two girlfriends and a couple. The rest of our party were staying in separate rooms. There were 12 of us in total which should have been the first red flag. Trying to keep 12 people on the same page, in the heat, when alcohol is involved, is virtually impossible. I feel like I should have realized this sooner. But I didn’t.
So the first night we got there was a lot of fun, we had some drinks by the resort pool and then went as a group to a teppanyaki style dinner. The dinner was good, but way overpriced. The next day we got up and cooked some bacon and eggs for breakfast. Then our room smelled like bacon for the remainder of the trip. In fact if someone walked into that room right now, it would still probably smell like bacon. After breakfast we headed out for some fun on the lake! I jet skied (SO FUN!), tried to wake-board (still can’t get up), and got to drink while floating in my tube all day.
It was fabulous. Then it all went to hell.
So why was the trip a total ishshow? Well I could write it all out. None of these people read my blog so I could totally give you all the gory details. Or I could just sum it up by saying, 21 year old college kids in Havasu on Spring Break probably act more mature and together than my friends do. SMH. There were couples screaming at each other and fighting all over the place, chicks freaking out left and right, leg injuries from people jumping off rocks, a broken jet ski which we returned and conveniently forgot to mention that there was anything wrong with it (not my doing), a crashed boat, puke sprayed all over the hotel bathroom walls, along with a clogged toilet…it wasn’t pretty people. I hid with my friend Rhonda in the hotel bedroom, watching HGTV the whole time, just waiting for the crazy to be over, like a storm.
So yeah, that was Havasu. I had to pay money for that trip too. Haha. We’ll laugh about it in a few months…I think. So I really feel like the whole moral of this story is to make these Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches because they are delicious and they will be better friends to you than drunk people. It’s true.
This cookie recipe is also really good. You’ll have some leftover cookies too, so now you have an ice cream sandwich recipe AND a chocolate chip cookie recipe! Score. I’m in actual love with ice cream sandwiches. In my cookbook I think I have like 5 different ice cream sandwich recipes, Double Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches, Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches, Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches, Almond Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches, and Pumpkin Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwiches for the Holidays. Yes, even the Holidays need their own ice cream sandwich. So head on over to PaleOMG.com to get the recipe and the next time your friends want to go to Lake Havasu, don’t say I didn’t warn you.