Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ice Cream Nachos !!

Mommy's dinner.

Once you have some, your life might be changed forever. I've been thinking of making ice cream nachos since last October when a speaker at MOPS mentioned having them as a special treat. They have grain, dairy, fruit, umm.. ok so it's not a completely balanced meal but I finally surprised the boys with them last night for dinner. Shane was out of town so we didn't have to worry about ruining his diet (although I think going to the Seahawks game didn't do his diet any favors) and it was a special day, but we didn't have a main ingredient: ice cream. Since he had the van we decided to walk to Johnny's, a little store in our town, to get ice cream. Unfortunately the quick walk took an hour and 15 minutes because I couldn't push the stroller through the field so Lincoln walked there and back in flip flops. The ice cream was half way melted by the time we got home but we got some exercise, saw a snake and some other cool things along the way, and we were together.

Slice the tortillas.

Fry the tortillas

Put cinnamon and sugar on them (at this point they look like baby elephant ears from the fair)

Layer up. It was a make your own kind of night including berries, cherry syrup, maraschino cherries, hot fudge and carmel, sprinkles, frosted animal crackers, vanilla ice cream and hand made cinnamon sugar chips. 

The boys loved all the choices.

Dylan putting the cherry on top.

Lincoln getting a little sample.

Lincoln diggin' in

"This is the best day ever!" Dylan loves them.

Lincoln starting to feel the burn.

So both boys didn't finish their ice cream nachos but they still thought it was the coolest thing ever, the best dinner ever, I was the best mom ever, etc. You have to bend the rules a little every now and then!


  1. Sounds like an awesome night--you are definitely the funnest mom ever!

  2. I will DEFINITELY have to try this one night!

  3. Wow, you are the best mom ever! I want ice cream nachos for dinner! :) I finally just got updated on your blog and I LOVE reading all of your posts. You are such a loving, fun, hands-on mom. You are such a good example to me and come up with the best ideas for your kids and family. Seriously!

  4. Shani, occasionally its ok to go outside the lines to earn the 'Best Mom Ever' award. Well done babe.