On Sunday night, Pat and I returned home from almost a week in Cape Cod and it's safe to say that our apartment is kind of a mess. We've both been so busy with work this week that we haven't had time to clean and it's starting to stress me out a little but I am trying to remain calm and am planning to focus on organizing everything this weekend (to be fair, he is the one who still has yet to unpack his suitcase...) ugh.
Cape Cod was a much needed break and the first vacation I have taken this year (! - concerning). Pat and I went with my parents so it was just the four of us. I grew up going to the cape in the summer so being there always brings me back to my childhood. We didn't do any stressful activities, which was fine with me, walking to the beach everyday, riding bikes, paddle boarding, eating ice cream cones the size of our faces, making pizza on the grill, and spending one day in Provincetown and Welfleet. It was the ideal relaxing vacation, and so needed. Having absolutely no schedule made for a perfect week, plus having bad cell service ended up being a blessing because I think sometimes we all need a break from our phones. :-)
I've said this before, but when I was in high school I worked at Ben & Jerry's and one of my favorite parts of the job was making milkshakes. I RARELY ever make them at home (I kind of forget about them unless I'm at Shake Shack, plus they are super unhealthy) but sometimes they really hit the spot. I had some frozen cherries in my fridge from a fresh bunch I bought a couple weeks ago at the farmers market, and a pint lying around so I decided to throw them together.
Cherry Chocolate Milkshakes
This one is easy - blend everything together (I use a Vitamix), adding more liquid if necessary, and pour into two cups. Top with whipped cream.
- 1 pint chocolate ice cream
- 1/2 cup frozen cherries
- handful of fresh mint
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks
- 2 cups whole milk (or whatever milk you prefer)