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We’ve all heard of breakfast for dinner (big fans in this household), but what about breakfast for dessert? Why not breakfast all day long?! Well, if you’re liking this train of thought, you’re gonna love this milkshake.
Brian and I are on a big Cinnamon Toast Crunch kick right now. He likes his for breakfast and I like to treat myself to a bowl after dinner. We enjoy the finer things in life, clearly. Well, as delicious as it is the good old-fashioned way, I thought I’d try jazzing things up a bit. And since Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal milk is the best kind of cereal milk there is, a Cinnamon Toast Crunch milkshake was the obvious way to go.
Happy Thursday, you guys! I mean happy in the greatest sense of the word, because Brian comes back to DC tonight! Sure, he says he’s doing it to see me, and sure, I think watching the Super Bowl with his friends is more like it (check out these bingo cards if you haven’t already), but I’ll take whatever excuse I can get.
Before I run off to stare at the clock and count down the hours (8:50 can’t get here soon enough), here’s something I concocted for Brian’s arrival. He, like me, loves anything green tea, and since I want him to be sufficiently caffeinated to talk late into the night, the easy and delicious Matcha Milkshake was born. It’s a good one!
This time last week, I was in Hershey, Pennsylvania, aka “The Sweetest Place on Earth.” It was certainly one of my more enjoyable work trips (we stayed at the beautiful Hotel Hershey where they give you a chocolate bar at check-in and the shampoo and conditioner are chocolate-scented!), but not having any downtime to check out any of the local attractions was rather disappointing. Still, despite being glued to my work, I did as Hersheyans do and consumed more than my fair share of chocolate, namely my favorite York Peppermint Patties.
Having never given York patties much thought (not beyond “Oh my goodness, delicious!” anyway), I had no idea they were a Hershey product. It wasn’t until my first of many trips to the hotel gift shop where I spotted a giant York display (should have taken a picture), that the affiliation became known to me. And just like that, armed with my new discovery, it seemed entirely appropriate to buy and eat a near dozen of them.
At the time, I told myself I was making a when-in-Hershey exception. “No more chocolate in DC,” I said. But then I got home, and they were buy-one-get-one in the Safeway checkout line, and well, you’ve seen the picture, so you know the rest. Follow along to see how I fashioned my favorite Hershey treat into a delicious and refreshing milkshake.
When it comes to my other cravings (Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Chipotle and Smoothie King’s Angel Food smoothie), I rarely ever have the stuff on hand, and always have to make a special trip to take care of it. Fortunately, there was no need for that nonsense this time around. As it so happens, milk, ice cream and Nutella are among my most essential kitchen staples and I’m never without them. And just like that, I whipped up a delicious Nutella Milkshake that I had no choice but to share. Guys, I think I’ve found our new best friend.
My dear Brian is a good sport. He understands how much I love this blog of mine and puts up with me when I’m neglecting him to work on it, and tries his best not to look embarrassed when he waits for me to finish taking pictures at every meal. That’s love.
Like me, he’ll eat just about anything and rarely makes special food requests, but when he does, like he did with these Orange Creamsicle Milkshakes, I know to answer the call. He deserves it. Plus, these were incredibly easy to make, so I was more than happy to oblige.
When I get ready for any sort of travel, I like to keep obsessively obnoxious packing lists. You probably do too. What I think might be a little more unique is my habit of making things-to-eat-before-leaving lists.
With a three and a half week trip to China just around the corner, that list includes plenty of good-for-you American staples, and looks something like this:
- Papa John’s
Chipotle(I’ve crossed that one off several times now)
- Flamin’ Hot Cheetos
- Lauriol Plaza Mexican food (planned for my last supper)
- Chili cheese fries from The Diner
I’m all about The Diner’s chili cheese fries. The barely uphill walk to Adams Morgan from my apartment is the excuse I use to justify getting them. If I’m having a bad day, I add their Honey Badger milkshake to my order. Since it’s been a rough week, I decided to make their delicious honey-banana milkshake myself.