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Chocolate or Vanilla?

by Meghann on July 25, 2012

Sometimes life is more fun when you start with dessert. :)

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Butterscotch dipped vanilla cone from Bo’s <- my fave!

I promised Derek a big ice cream cone after the #SurviveOn35 challenge was over, so I made sure to deliver after dinner tonight. He ordered a double chocolate, chocolate and I stuck with my beloved butterscotch and vanilla. Derek and I tend agree on a lot of things in life, but ice cream is definitely not one. When it comes down to the basic flavors (chocolate/vanilla/swirl), he’s all about the chocolate and I’m all about the vanilla. I guess we can’t agree on everything.

What’s your favorite dipped cone combo?

The ice cream was definitely needed. It was another crazy day where I only left my desk a couple of times to take Maddie out and to make food. Can you take a wild guess out of those two, which took longer to complete?

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Maddie took 10 minutes. Lunch took 5.

The nachos were simple. I lined a cake pan with foil then layered blue tortillas, pintos beans, and shredded cheese on top. Everything went under the broiler and broiled for a few minutes or until the cheese melted. When they were done I placed the nachos in a bowl and added fresh tomatoes and plain greek yogurt.

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I needed a lunch I could eat while working at my desk, and this definitely did the trick. I could type with one hand while shoveling chips in my mouth with the other.

Around snack time I had a couple of handfuls of nuts to hold me over until dinner. (photo below x2)

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Dinner was amazing thanks to this pre-breaded cubed pork steak I found at Publix

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I followed the directions on the package and started by heating some oil on medium-high. I fried one side of the pork in the oil for 4 minutes, then flipped the pork and did the other for 7. When the meat was cooked through, I took both pieces out and sprinkled a spoonful of flour on the pan to soak up all the oils and juices. Some milk was added to the pan and whisking was attempted to break up the flour clumps. Once the gravy was brought to a boil, then back to low, I added the meat back in and covered the pan for 5 minutes.

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Come to mama!

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This was good. Real good. I’m pretty sure it’s hard to go wrong with country fried steak, especially when it’s not overly greasy of heavy on the gravy – this version was perfect.

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With the pork steak I also roasted some asparagus

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And rutabaga.

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I’m running behind on some Words with Friends games, perhaps it’s time to get to bed and play some nightly catch up.

Good Night!

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep July 25, 2012 at 11:05 pm

I didn’t know Publix sold breaded meats. I’ve only seen the premade skewers and stuffed fish.

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2 Meghann July 26, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I’m a fan of their prepared foods sections, there’s something new every time I go! I think it varies by store, this was the first time I’ve seen the breaded pork.

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3 Hellonheelshon July 26, 2012 at 12:47 am

Mmm.. butterscotch dipped ice cream? Never heard of it, but totally in love with the idea!!

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4 Elisabeth July 26, 2012 at 2:18 am

I love pretty much any form of vanilla ice cream & dipped in butterscotch is awesome! When I was a kid, my favorite was a butterscotch Dilly bar from DQ (back when they used to hand make them at the individual shops, instead of pre-made/wrapped) :)

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5 Part Time House Wife July 26, 2012 at 6:33 am

Yum. I don’t think I’ve ever had country fried steak but it always looks sooooo good!

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6 Coco July 26, 2012 at 6:40 am

I’m a vanilla with chocolate dip kind of girl :)

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7 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope July 26, 2012 at 6:56 am

Butterscotch dipped ice cream cone?! I’ve never heard of that before! Sounds yummy!!

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8 Beth (Running with the Sunrise) July 26, 2012 at 6:59 am

I am all about vanilla, which I know makes me sound super boring, but I can’t help what I love! I think you made the right choice. :)

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9 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats July 26, 2012 at 7:40 am

Opposites attract!! And i’m definitely vanilla over chocolate, but I’m really a strawberry girl at heart!

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10 Gabby (Quest for Delicious) July 26, 2012 at 8:31 am

Vanilla all the way! :) I looove chocolate, but when given the choice of chocolate or vanilla with things like cake or ice cream, vanilla always wins.

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11 Emily N July 26, 2012 at 9:03 am

My local soft serve doesn’t have butterscotch dip! That’s pretty lame. :(

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12 Samantha Angela July 26, 2012 at 9:06 am

Butterscotch Dip?? That’s genius!

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13 Kathy July 26, 2012 at 9:21 am

I love both and all kinds of ice cream….its definitely my weakness!!!

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14 Amy July 26, 2012 at 9:53 am

Love chocolate anything but hate chocolate ice cream, weird but true!

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15 Meghann July 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I’m the same way!

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16 clare @ fittingitallin July 26, 2012 at 11:47 am

Those cones you post always look so good!
And I’m strange – I am a diehard chocolate lover, but with cakes and ice cream I always prefer vanilla! maybe with some chocolate on top:)

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17 Meghann July 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Not strange at all – I’m the exact same way!

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18 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles July 26, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I absolutely love chocolate everything – except ice cream. For some reason vanilla is just more appealing to me.

Although for a dipped cone – vanilla ice cream + chocolate coating. Absolutely perfect. :-)

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19 Cait's Plate July 26, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I’m all about the swirl myself!

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20 Allison @ Running Through Red Lights July 26, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I’ve never seen butterscotch dip… it looks good! When it comes to soft-serve ice cream, I’m definitely a vanilla fan, especially if it’s dipped in chocolate! If we’re talking hard-packed ice cream, I usually prefer chocolate over vanilla.

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21 BroccoliHut July 26, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I had never had a dipped cone until last summer when I visited Seth’s family in Massachusetts for the 4th of July. I tried a coffee-flavored ice cream dipped in chocolate–it was SO good!

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22 Sarah August 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Cherry dipped cone is my favorite but butterscotch is ammmzeeeballs… im a vanilla girl all the way but i love chocolate :)

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