Stuck in the middle…

My father once told me in my early 20’s when we were talking marriage, relationships, and what not that “the thing you will love the most about your partner will end up being one of the things you dislike the most about your partner”. Which I thought was a really odd statement until I got married and realized he was dead on. For my dad he loves that my mother is so generous. So much so that she is often giving time she doesn’t have and money she doesn’t really have on others. But he loves her for it and so he goes with it.

I think one of the things during our marriage that MDP will learn to dislike (well already does) is how honest I am. He tells me all the time that I don’t need to be THAT honest with people. But he always backpedals and tells me he doesn’t really mean that as that is one of the things he absolutely loves about me and not to change.

While I still believe in tact (and do my best with the people I care about to use it) you will get the truth, especially when you ask directly. So my friends and family have learned over the years not to really ask me if they don’t really want an honest answer. It also weeds out who are the real people in your life.

It saddens me when someone gets a wallet back with all the money and what not inside and are genuinely surprised and call the person a Good Samaritan. Wow. I’m trying to figure out at what point people telling the truth was not expected to be the norm but the exception. If you follow me on Pinterest you know I post A LOT about truth and integrity. It’s an amazing thing about the truth, when you tell it, you don’t have to remember what lies you told to what people.

So I will be truthful about these cookie sandwiches. I liked the cookies. I liked the frozen banana ice cream. Separately. I did not really like them together. So make the cookies. Make the banana ice cream. Just don’t really put them together.

If you look below you can see the Yonanas 902 Ice Cream Treat Maker, Black/Silver . I was given one by Dole. I had made the frozen banana “ice cream” a few times as it became popular among dieters especially paleo people. But I just made mine in a Vitamix. When I posted on Instagram a friend of mine asked if it was any different than using the blender. And in my opinion it is. It is creamier. BUT I did tell her that since I knew she already owned a $400 Vitamix she could suffer through without extra cream frozen bananas. But if you don’t own that kind of mixture this is a fun machine. I don’t normally like one function machine but I actually plan on keeping this one. I want to experiment with it more throughout the summer as the temperature rises.

Speaking of that those that follow me on Pinterest I started and Ice Cream and Frozen Treats Board in case you need some inspiration in that area.

*Dole gave me a Yonanas Machine but did not compensate me to write about it…that was all me.

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookie Banana Ice Cream Sandwich

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe go here
3 Frozen Bananas (either put through the blender if you have a good one or a Yonanas machine)

Bake up the cookies and let them cool completely.

Make the frozen banana “ice cream”.

Put about a heaping TBSP worth of frozen banana ice cream on top a cookie, then top with another cookie. Place back in to freezer when you have done that to all the cookies. I got about 14 sandwich cookies.

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  1. I generally don’t volunteer opinions but I will be honest if someone asks me directly. Most people close to me know not to ask me what they don’t want to know. I learned that what I hate is when someone basically calls my opinion stupid – so I try very hard to make sure that I acknowledge their opinion and to not expect them to agree with me. I no longer am willing to argue about opinion. I will say what I think, clarify if necessary and then drop it. That does not make me popular among the folks that want to be right and argue about it.

    The banana “ice cream” sounds good. My blender is not so exciting but I wonder how it would work in a food processor. I make strawberry or cantaloupe “sorbet” that way so I think it’s worth a try.

  2. I want to eat this every night now!

  3. I never thought about that before but that’s true of even the people I have dated (since I have not experienced marriage yet but have had long term relationships).

  4. Your dad was right on the money with that little piece of advice :)


  6. That ice cream machine looks SERIOUS.

  7. Lies and secrets are dumb. I’m a very honest person, and it has definitely gotten me in trouble, but I stand by my principles. I also think the only acceptable secrets are presents and surprise parties.

  8. Just this weekend I bought some corsages for my young daughters at a grocery store, along with a couple other things. Later I realized they hadn’t charged me for the flowers, so I went back the next day and paid for them. The woman at the floral counter was floored that I came back to pay, especially because she had no idea I hadn’t been charged. I only wish my daughters had been with me to see me do the right thing, but they will see it over time…

  9. Peabody says:

    @Tim awesome! Yes, I’ve done that with soda a few times. I’ve put it at the bottom of my cart only to realize I never sent it through. So I go back and pay for it and they are always shocked.

  10. I am obsessed with yonanas! OBSESSED

  11. Thanks for the honesty! I’ll try it out, separately :)

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