Girl Scout Cookie Your Heart Out

Girl Scout ice cream

Recipe: Girl Scout Cookies + Ice Cream

After-Taste: It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeeear! Girl Scout Cookie time!! I’m personally a fan of Samoas and Tagalongs – but you know what makes these cookies taste exponentially better? Adding ice cream! I had this genius idea enter my mind and I went straight to the store to buy Tillamook Vanilla Ice Cream. It’s hard for me to pass the cute girls and say “no” to buying their cookies. I have to, otherwise I will buy every box and become obese. But this one time I went straight to them and demanded a box of Samoas. I had a dessert to consume, people! I went home and chopped each cookie into 8ths and scattered them over my scoops of ice cream. It. Was. BRILLIANT. I don’t know why I’d never thought of that before! Each bite was a perfect blend of creamy vanilla and a crunch of caramel-toasted coconut cookies (drizzled with chocolate). I do not have a sweet tooth usually – give me steamed cabbage over ice cream any day. But this one night, I was so happy my sweet tooth made an appearance. It is a deliciously brilliant dessert – Scout’s Honor.

Link: Girl Scout Cookies

Katniss Your Heart Out

Bow and arrow

Activity: Archery

Location: Issaquah

After-Aim: First of all, I feel reeeeeally stupid admitting this, but I thought bow and arrows were still just wooden. I had no idea they were as advanced as they are now. A bow with gears? What?? My friend Jeff has this high-tech bow and I decided to channel my inner Katniss Everdeen and give it a whirl. Let me tell you, it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done! Jeff had it on the easiest setting and I still couldn’t pull it back. Jeff had to help me and it was sure a sight to see. I attempted to aim and was worried I was going to somehow shoot it back at myself in the face. Yes, my mind was reeling a bit… But I let go and I HIT THE TARGET!! I was satisfied with one shot so I wanted to see my friend Kristin try. Kristin works out a bit and lifts weights and such, so I was sure she was going to be able to pull it back no problem. She struggled just as much as I did! To be honest, that made me feel a little better and less like a pansy. So all you people who can shoot a bow and arrow without struggling and squirming like I did? Props to you!