I think somebody was trying to play a mean trick on me tonight…
I was on my own for dinner since hubby had to work late. I already knew this from this morning and had planned on just winging it whenever hunger struck. Sandwiches for dinner are definitely not out of the norm for me during the summer, especially when I only have to worry about myself.
Well, at first, that’s all I was planning to do; but then I started looking through some of my dinner recipes and immediately my taste buds were all over the place.
Wouldn’t you know, we are fresh out of crab and tortillas.
Ok, no big deal. Moving on.
Then I was suddenly in the mood for a panini…especially after seeing the photo of this sandwich while cleaning through some old folders on my hard drive. But this was seriously no good for business, considering the fact that we have no turkey, fontina, OR ciabatta rolls in the house.
By this point I figured, okay, whatever; I’ll just portion out some of the leftover Minestrone Soup that I made last week and call it a night. However, that turned out to be problematic, since I totally forgot about that I just put it in the freezer yesterday to save for a different time.
Ohh goodness gracious.
So you know what I did? I made myself another fantastic PB&J, didn’t think about not grabbing my camera, and called it a night. I was dunzo.
But I DO have something else to share with you all. Because even though my dinner was not all that exciting, the dessert that followed certainly was.
A couple of weeks ago, I received two coupons in the mail to try out Starbucks Ice Cream. Coupons + ice cream = a very happy Courtney. Ice cream, for the win!
I love how the packaging totally resembles one of their regular drink cups. Hey, what can I say…I’ve always been a sucker for cute packaging.
With my two free coupons, I opted to try a coffee and a coffee-free flavor. First up was the Vanilla Bean Frappuccino. It was probably one of the creamiest vanilla ice creams I’ve had in a long time and had an amazingly strong vanilla bean flavor. I loved it, but Jay had already gotten into it earlier in the week and demolished a good portion of it.
No big deal though. Because next up was the Caramel Macchiato which, if you’ve been reading for a while, you probably already know is one of my favorite Starbucks drinks ever.
I think it’s only fair that since you make a “Skinny Caramel Macchiato” beverage, you should also make a “Skinny Caramel Macchiato” ice cream flavor so I don’t feel so bad about stuffing my face with it.”
Thanks a bunch.
Love, Sweet Tooth Courtney
Skinny or not, I dug right in and ate probably double triple what you see missing from that picture above there. Unfortunately though, I had to grab another spoon to finish up from there…
…because my beloved coffee spoon just couldn’t handle it anymore. Who would have thought?
This was a serious travesty, and had the ice cream not been so flippin’ fantastic, I probably would have been a lot more upset than I was. But to be perfectly honest? At the time, I was way more concerned with just grabbing another spoon and finishing my business.
Coffee ice cream has long been a favorite of mine, going way back to when I was just a little tyke and me and my dad would sit together and eat it by the bowlful.
This always amazed me because my dad hates coffee but loves coffee ice cream. Weird? Either way, it’s definitely a “memory food” for me.
I don’t know about you guys but I’m starting to get excited…
It’s Jersey Shore night! Time to go get situated in my position on the couch: feet up, pillows propped, fist pumps in the air! WOOT!
Questions for the Evening:
What “memory foods” do you have?
Are there any foods that you like the flavor of but don’t like the actual food? (i.e., coffee, grape, etc…)
Disclaimer: “I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Starbucks and received coupons and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”