Friday, August 15, 2008

rolo ice cream

It's already time for Good Food Friday! I can't believe it! Boy how time flies when you are busy being productive.

This week I:
Pulled nasty weeds out of my flowerbeds.
Cut back my roses.
Sprayed Round-Up on every weed that has the audacity to grow in the cracks in the gutters and sidewalks that surround my house.
Flossed. Regularly.
And even caught up on all my loathsome ironing.

Do you know what that means?

It means: I am procrastinating. Whenever I start doing distasteful or even meaningless tasks, it means I'm putting off doing something I really need to do. But don't want to do. Because it will be hard. And it might not turn out the way I want.

This week I even labeled all the random electronic cords and chargers that seem to multiply around my house like rabbits. And wire hangers.
I've had this problem for a while now. PB&J calls it the Ice Cream Syndrome.

"Why?" you ask.

Well, since I have something else that needs doing, and don't want to do, I'll tell you a little story.

Back in the olden days, when PB&J and I were brand new newlyweds, we moved into our very first apartment. The next day, PB&J left for work, leaving me to unpack and organize our new home. I dug into the tremendous task, full of good intentions. But there were a lot of boxes. And things. And stuff. And it was a little overwhelming. And then I found an ice cream maker my aunt had given us as a wedding gift.

I had never made homemade ice cream before. And since 2+2=7, I had to make ice cream, as a surprise, for dessert that night.

*sigh* I was going to be such a great little wife.

PB&J, needless to say, would have preferred an organized, unpacked and clean house instead.


And so, let's put off the inevitable even longer and make:

Eventually Procrastinating Can Clean Your House Rolo Ice Cream

13 oz Rolos (1 bag plus some)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
5 ½ oz Hershey chocolate syrup
2 ½ pints heavy cream
1 ½ pints half and half
milk, (to make up the difference between the amount of liquid you already have, all combined, and what your Ice Cream Freezer directions say you need)

Melt candy on low heat in pan. Add milk and syrup. Stir till smooth. Set aside to cool. Add creams to milk mixture and pour into ice cream freezer and freeze according to freezer instructions.

This ice cream would really taste good with Rolo Cookies. Maybe I should make some. Or maybe I should learn how to make Rolo Candies from scratch. Now, that would be a productive use of my time. I wonder if Wikihow has directions.


What was that?

What am I procrastinating doing?

I'm not going to tell you.

It might not turn out.

Then I'd be embarrassed.


Kellye said...

That is so mean, it is torment for the curious. Seriously, I have to know what it is you are not doing. I know that sounds like it doesn't make any sense, but somehow it does.

Melanie said...

This all sounds much too familiar. Except the making Rolo Ice Cream part, which I should totally do. Or maybe I'll come over and learn how to make Rolo candies from scratch with you. That sounds much more productive than all the things I'm not doing right now. And really, who would want a clean, organized, unpacked house more than ice cream??? Weird.

Kate said...

umm, good wifes do make rolo ice cream and cookies!

kninsa said...

Forget whatever-it-is; it's probably not important anyway. May I please have some of the ice cream?