3. Making all-purpose orange cleaner. I added a cinnamon stick and some cloves to make it smell even better.
4. Fresh strawberries with homemade whipped cream.
5. I’m in the middle of planning a family trip and I’ve been stressing over something that I have no control over. But then I remember all of the people we’re going to see and all of the fun things we’re going to do. That helps me feel better.
To learn more about the Grace in Small Things movement check out the website here.
I realize that Community is not a show for everyone. The humor and pop culture references may go over your head. I admit, sometimes I don’t get all of them either. But, to me, it has a very similar feel to Futurama. The characters and episode plots can be over-the-top, fantastical, and down right ridiculous at times, but in the end, they still manage to hit you in your gut. Then you have all the feels.
If you ever need a little pick me up from all those feels, I recommend trying this ice cream sandwich.
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
1 cup coffee ice cream
For the cookies:
In a medium bowl, add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt, and stir to combine. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add butter and sugars and beat with an electric mixer for a couple of minutes or until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla and beat to combine.
Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix to combine.
Fold in semi-sweet and mini chocolate chips.
Refrigerate dough for 1-2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350?F.
Using a one-inch ice cream scoop, scoop dough onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven. Let cookies cool on the pan for a minute. Remove cookies from the pan and cool completely on wire rack.
To assemble ice cream sandwiches:
Scoop 1 ½-2 tablespoons of ice cream onto the flat side of one cookie. Top with another cookie and lightly press together. Repeat with remaining cookies and ice cream.
Place sandwiches on a parchment lined plate or baking sheet and freeze for about 1-2 hours or until firm.