|photo of Culver's Crazy for Cookie Dough taken from Culver's website.|
For those of you who enjoy a Culver's Concrete Mixer, with their wonderful vanilla (or chocolate) custard & your favorite two mix-ins, I'm here to share with you what I've known for several years:
You are totally doing it wrong.
Can I order the Flavor of the Day as a concrete mixer and still have the two additional mix-ins added?
The answer (while it may have held the slightest pause) was "Yes"; I knew I had landed onto something glorious. And while I have no recollection of the concoction I brought home that night, I know it was gooey, chunky, chewy, and simply wonderful. And while Mike held a bit of a "shock & awe" response as I would request these things for our "Culver's Dessert Night at Home Together" dates that take place once the kids go to bed, he finally asked a very hesitant, tentative, yet hopeful question:
They really let you do that? Each time you've ordered? And have no problem putting in whatever two additional things you request & the price stays the same?
Yes, my darling, I'm certain. Welcome to my Rabbit Hole.
Now, many things factor into our what and when plan for sitting on the couch right after the kids' 'lights out' and not too awfully long before my own bedtime, but since tonight is lining up as a perfect night, I'll share my current situation:
- Sundays are long days--always longer for Mike, as all the pastors are present before during & after all 3 church services--but I put in a decent amount of time both as a mom juggling kids and trying to do the best I can as my own job as Nursery Coordinator (I don't work every evening service; hence time for the current blog post).
- Culver's Flavor of the Day in my town? eh. But a town over? very good potential. PLUS...
- I also have a bit of an obsession with Starbucks. This has drastically improved as Mike figured it was cheaper to get me a very nice Breville Express espresso machine for my birthday this past March. Of course, it quit working this week, so while we await the whole 'warranty thing that should lead to a fixed or new machine', tonight is also leaning to be a Latte Machiatto with a quad shot right before bed kind of night.
So, tonight, during the time I should be folding laundry & making sure we have items for the kids' lunchboxes on Monday, I'm scrolling through the world wide web and checking all the Culver's Flavor of the Day listings throughout the surrounding towns. And sending texts to my husband (while he's at work) that contain important information:
Pekin Culver's is 'Crazy for Cookie Dough' if you want that and Starbucks.
What Mike reads? "LeAnne wants custard and coffee tonight".
And, because he is such an awesome husband, Mike will leave one town, drive to another, and then head to our town with a white and blue cup in one hand & a white and green cup in the other.
Because that's how much he loves me. And, quite frankly, I'm a pretty cheap date.
In case you need help seeing how beautiful the best concrete mixer can be created, here you go: AKA: THIS IS MY NIGHT TONIGHT:
Crazy for Cookie Dough, as described on the Culver's website: Our creamy Vanilla and Chocolate Fresh Frozen Custard swirled together and mixed with thick fudge, ribbons of old fashioned salted caramel and cookie dough pieces.
- vanilla custard
- chocolate custard
- cookie dough
Do you see where this is headed? I mean, take all those things and add 2 more?!
Tonight, at a time when I shouldn't be eating anything and indulging in only water, I will be eating the above things, swirled and chopped together, alongside Reece's Peanut Butter cups and Snickers. And in the morning, I'll regret it. But until then, I'll enjoy every last "packed full of absolutely everything" bite.
Because it's JUST THAT GOOD.