Riding Life!

Riding Life!
Life is like a wild horse--Unless you ride it, it will ride you! (from the movie: "Princess of Thieves.")

Saturday, June 20, 2009

C: Ummmmm!

At Easter my sister-in-law brought a dessert that was a huge success. It was so good that one of my health-conscious friends exclaimed, "You can NEVER bring this again!"

Yesterday two of my friends came over for dinner and an evening of conversation on the porch. We budget-splurged on steaks, which is a treat but simple enough, and had some tasty appetizers out of the usual (you know, to fuel conversation). To end this simple meal, I had dreams of making some gourmet dessert.

But, reality hit. My house was a wreck after a long week of work. It became apparent that my energies had be spent on making it presentable--not necessarily clean, mind you, but presentable. This reality dawned on me Friday afternoon as the day was ending, the weekend approaching and I took stock of all I had to do to get ready. Plans switched. I called my sister-in-law for the "recipe," such as it is.

So, yesterday morning early, I got up and threw this together for the evening meal. It has NO (let me repeat: NO) redeeming nutritional value (well, maybe calcium??), and the ingredients are simple, simple. But you cannot believe how incredibly good this tastes on a hot summer day. Here's the process (bringing yet another dimension to the term "processed food"):


Ingredients list: However many ice cream sandwiches you need for your container (this used about 8); Cool Whip; Oreo cookies.

Smash the Oreos up in a freezer bag.

Cut up your ice cream sandwiches as necessary to cover the bottom of the dish.

Smooth over some Cool Whip. Sprinkle with smashed Oreos.

Then start over with the ice cream sandwiches.

And Voila! You have it! Pop it into the freezer to await dinner time, taking it out early to thaw a bit.

Oh, my. Something happens in that freezer--the Oreos morph into something other than crunch, and you really can't tell it is made of ice cream sandwiches--it is just divine! It was a hit, with hot gourmet coffee. Today at lunch my son went rummaging in the freezer to dig out the leftovers. As he scooped it out with an ice cream scoop, he intoned the familiar sentiment, "Mom, you can never make this again--it is too, too good!"

So, when you are feeling really reckless (or, if you have kids or menfolk-- repetitive, I realize), throw this baby together. It'd be great at Fourth of July celebration!

Try it and see (and just don't think about calories...) - C


Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

yum yum!!!! sounds to good!!

Barbara said...

Oh My! Recipe sounds absolutely sinful.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Easy recipe gets me every time. I am going to do that for July 4th get together. The little kiddos and the big ones too, will love that. Thanks for the recipe.

Vickie said...

Oh, wow, death by chocolate Oreos! I love Oreos! I think I'm gonna be saying "don't EVER make that again!" It's too good!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh my goodness... this sounds plum sinful! I'll have to try it now and repent later! LOL

Suzan said...

Well....I have grandkids coming for the 4th. This sounds too right.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I want you to know that I'm a diabetic but I think this looks good enough for an extra shot of insulin.

I've been reading your blog. It's excellent.

You have met your challenges with humor and strength. :)

addhumorandfaith said...

I'm going to try this with WW ice cream sandwiches, reduced fat Oreos and lite cool whip. My guess is the calories will still be high, but I'll enjoy it more knowing I TRIED to make it skinnier! :)

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