I always love an evening spent with great friends.
I also cannot lie…I equally love an evening spent with great friends when I don’t have to cook.
Last night Jay and I were invited over to Joe & Kate’s house for a delicious dinner of shish kabobs and rice. A perfect, light and refreshing meal for a slightly steamy Wednesday evening.
So Kate actually owns a rice cooker, and after having her rice yesterday I’ve gotta say that I am really intrigued! I always thought that rice cookers were just one of those appliances that would wind up wasting space and barely ever getting used…but my goodness, that was some good rice. I mean, call me crazy, but I really know nothing about rice cookers…are they good for anything else?
After searching quick on Amazon, I also see that their prices range anywhere from under $20 to well over $200. Say whaaaaat?! Will the expensive one make my entire meal for me? Sheesh.
But seriously…what’s the deal with rice cookers? Anyone have one? Love it? Hate it? Do I need one? Fill me in…I’ve gotta know. I’m all about keeping food prep easy peasy.
So back to last night…after eating dinner, the four of us spent the evening pretty much the same way we always do; laughing, cracking jokes, catching up, and making fun of Joe & Jay’s bromance. Funny story…the two of them are convinced that we should name our child Joseph Jason and that any of their future children should be named Jason Joseph. I’m not making this stuff up guys. These two are a piece of work.
After dinner also involved a little dessert, in the form of these ice cream cookie sandwiches. And yes, I think I am in love.
That thing was sooooooo good. I’ll admit…when it comes to ice cream cookie sandwiches, I’ve always been a fan. Back when I was just a little tyke, they were my favorite thing to get from the ice cream man, but they were only allowed on “special occasions” because they were a whopping $1.25 (a close second were the wrestling bars for $1.50…I’d be scared to see how much these things go for on an ice cream truck now…).
My top choice has always been the Nestle Toll House brand. I’m pretty sure these were a major staple in my diet back when I was in junior high/high school…typically a favorite snack of mine while working the concession stand at my brother’s little league games. Man, it’s been ages since I last had one of those.
But after trying the other one last night, I think I may have a new favorite. Totally delicious.
And I totally just spent way too much time talking about ice cream sandwiches…
I’m feeling a little sleepy today, so let’s hope that the day goes by quickly so I can get back home in my cozies ASAP!
Question for the Morning:
What was (is?) your favorite item to get from an ice cream truck?