Saturday, May 18, 2013

Ice Cream Paint Job Cooking Club

Yea buddy!
Rolling like a big shot,
Chevy tuned up like a NASCAR pitstop
Fresh paint job [Check]
Fresh inside [Check]
Is the outside frame in the trunk wide? [Yes]
Are the rims big? [What]
Do it ride good? [Good]
Lean back right hand on the pinewood.
Cream on the inside
Clean on the outside
Ice, ice cream, ice cream paint job

Who doesn't love the song "Ice Cream Paint Job" by rapper Dorrough!? Lately I've had a habit of noticing how often people talk about things that are something on the inside and something different on the outside. And then it's pretty easy to plop it into that rap tune and make a song out of it! Oh, your tights are flannel on the inside, smooth on the outside? Your coffee mug is blue on the inside, orange on the outside? Look over at that pool! Ben's on the inside and Summer's on the outside! IT'S EVERYWHERE. LET'S RAP IT.

It was only natural that I should host an Ice Cream Paint Job Cooking Club. We could make whatever wanted, as long as it was ________ on the inside, _________ on the outside. Yumi started the evening off with this delicious tuna. Rare on the inside, seared on the outside! Served with pickled vegetables.


Summer made blue crab beignets. Meaty on the inside, doughy on the outside!!

Mmm, deep fried.

They were amazing! Seriously. It was hard to stop eating these!

Creamy deliciousness on the inside, golden crispiness on the outside!

Valerie made asparagus parmesan pastry rolls featuring asparagus from her own garden!  Green on the inside, golden brown on the outside! Crisp tender on the inside, flaky on the outside! Vegetable on the inside, pastry on the outside.Some of them also included prosciutto.

Emily made sea scallops wrapped in kataifi dough. Juicy scallop on the inside, shredded fillo dough on the outside! Drizzled with a balsamic orange reduction. Yum!

I made calzones. Here I am putting them in the oven to bake!

Cheesy on the inside, doughy on the outside!

They were filled with spinach and mushrooms. I also made a homemade spicy tomato sauce for dipping.

Nancy made homemade Fig Newtons! Figs and walnuts on the inside, cookie crust on the outside! These are cookie perfection.

Oh, hi!

Summer treated us to a second dessert. Ice cream balls!

Salty caramel ice cream on the inside, dark chocolate on the outside! LITERALLY cream on the inside, clean on the outside. NAILED IT!

What a great cooking club. It was delicious on the inside, delicious on the outside!

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