Friends, Books and Ice Cream All are Good for You

My friend Susan is the most amazing cook and hostess ever. Our four-woman book club met at her house this past week and she served us a meal so healthy and delicious we didn’t want to stop eating long enough to discuss the book — which was Winter’s Bone, by the way, and excellent. Susan started impressing us with bruschetta (roasted garbanzo beans, onions, tomatoes and other fresh veggies on grilled bread) and then went on to a cup of chicken soup with pita-chip croutons. Entrees were beautifully grilled salmon steaks with roasted potatoes and vegetables. And then there was dessert. And I know you’re thinking when you look at this ice-cream delight, “But I thought this was a healthy meal.” It was! Susan, with her shopping skills, found these low-fat and 140-calorie ice-cream sandwiches from Skinny Cow and topped them with heart-healthy walnuts, strawberries and blueberries. I’d never had any Skinny Cow products before since I tend to walk very fast past the ice-cream aisle at the grocery to prevent being irresistibly drawn to the Ben & Jerry’s section, where I usually stand there with the cooler door open wondering how many calories and fat grams Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream actually can have. (Denial. I’m in denial.) And I have to admit I’ve had unpleasant low-fat, low-calorie, low-whatever ice-cream experiences. Haven’t we all? But I’m telling you: Skinny Cow is good. And when it has the Susan seal of approval, you know it’s a winner.

5 thoughts on “Friends, Books and Ice Cream All are Good for You

  1. I read “Winter’s Bone” and enjoyed it as well. We have the DVD from Netflix and I’m interested in seeing how true to the book the movie is. I’ve never tried Skinny Cow, but generally speaking I’d rather have a tablespoon of “real” ice cream than a cup of the light varieties.

  2. My garden is not ready for visitors yet. Hopefully by the end of April it will be. The John Deere is going to be busy.
    I’m allergic to the artificial sweeteners so if it has that I have to pass on it and stay with the real stuff.

  3. Carolyn — I really think that if you didn’t know you were eating low-fat ice cream you would never guess it. Come over to my house and you can sample some!

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