A little Friday Fun….

It is Saturday now, and boy today is not the day I planned. The start of the day was a great one, freshly brewed coffee, stevia, and creamer. Not long after though, the day has taken quite a turn, with an insane stomach ache. It may be the iron supplements I am on, maybe I have some kind of stomach illness, I do not know. All I can say is the cramping is intense and I do not know if something wants to flow out of my body, from the attic, or the basement. I have hospital grade medication for stomach cramping and nausea and after almost 3 hours of pain, I give up and I am trying those. I was heading back to sleep, but my mind is disappointed that I can’t shop the house today to make Spring decor displays. I should have listened to the Lord’s prompting, and started them last night, but I went to bed. I am avoiding all food for now, just drinking plain water. Sorry for bellyaching about my belly ache.

The reason for this post is to share a little something I make. In years past, we have traveled to Baymeadow’s Road on the Southside of Jacksonville, to eat at our favorite Mexican restaurant. It has changed names in the last 20 years, but not food. It must be the same cooks all these years and it is wonderful!!!! Current circumstances due to COVID 19 have us unable to partake of this restaurant. (Our financial circumstances at the moment would prevent that as well.)

They have a dessert called fried ice cream when we go, that seems like corn flakes fried over a layer of Neapolitan Ice Cream which is covered in cinnamon and sugar, and then drizzled in chocolate sauce of some kind. It is my my most favorite dessert on this planet. When we get it at said restaurant, we usually have a minimum of 4 spoons for sharing.

I found a way to do this at home, buy purchasing the ingredients at the store. I used EBT to do this, but you can do this with straight up cash as well if you have it to spend on food.

I bought Cinnamon Toast Crunch by General Mills. The store was out of the Malt O Meal brand, so “name brand” it is this time. It is not corn flakes but it is the closest product I could find that would have the crunch, and cinnamon sugar already included in it to make my version of the “Poor Man’s Fried Ice Cream,” (First written and created solely for use by Masquerade Jade)* (If you want to use this or share it please do, just give credit where credit is due please and thank you!)

The next item we purchased, was Great Value chocolate syrup. (The kind you put on ice cream, or in chocolate milk?)

We purchased a 1 gallon bucket of Neopolitan flavored ice cream from the freezer section of the grocery store.

My husband scooped the ice cream. (I eat from the most shallow bowls in the house to reduce my serving size and give myself the feeling of satisfaction!)

The icecream was a little bit runny here, I usally like it more firm, but as I said my husband scooped it and it took him a few minutes to tell me it was ready!

I sprinkled some of the Cinnamon toast crunch on top of my ice cream.

I topped that with a drizzle of the chocolate sauce….and Viola!!!!!

Poor man’s Fried Ice cream* Masquerade Jade Style.

As you can surely assume, this is not a diabetic friendly recipe. It is highly adaptable, to use things you have or other alternative ingredients, be they sugar free, corn flakes, and you actually sprinkling sugar and cinnamon on top if you cannot buy the cereal. I find corn flakes often are given out at food pantry’s because no one really likes them. ( Idk) We did not fry this in anyway either. It like I said is a dumbed down version of a restuarant favorite. (ha ha I wonder if this can be categorized as self car and frugality, and mental health!!!)

You may be interested in trying this. It could be a new creation. Last night just to mix it up i threw a few cocktail peanuts in the mix too. You can get stuff like this and add your own ingredients and make your own ice cream or fro yo at home bar.

(As a side note, I wanted to share how this is frugal as well. Purchasing the bucket of ice cream allowed me to have more servings of ice cream at home, and it was eaten by others, not just me and we had multiple desserts from it. The bucket can be re purposed, once empty to store something for craft, or pantry supplies. We also use them as puke buckets when someone gets sick. We can just toss them then 🙂 Another way this is frugal is money saving, by making it at home. Not spending gas to drive so far away. Not spending money we do not have to spend to go out and eat. That’s it that’s all I got!)

Just sharing as I feel led to by the Lord. Have a great day, and feel free to share yummy treats you have made in home. Leave me a comment, I almost always return them!!!!

Hiding (with a belly ache non ice cream related) in Plain Sight,

Masquerade Jade 🙂

3 thoughts on “A little Friday Fun….

  1. Excellent job at finding a way to replicate a favourite restaurant item on the cheap!
    My husband is a cook, with over 25 years in the industry. As I’ve said before, my family LOVES to eat out. But when we were struggling financially, it just wasn’t in the budget. That’s when it finally occured to me that restaurant dishes are actually pretty cheap to make. The prices are bumped up to cover the other overhead costs (like wages, building/utility costs, etc). With the help of my husband and Pinterest, I find I can replicate a lot of the dishes I enjoy at restaurants right in my own home…just like you did! All it takes is some research, simple cooking skills, and a willingness to try. There are lots of replica recipes for dishes from well known restaurants already figured out on Pinterest, too. So as much as having an experienced cook around it helpful, it’s not necessary. Honestly, now when I try a meal at a restaurant that I really like, I automatically trying to figure out if I can replicate it at home.
    Eating on a limited budget, doesn’t mean you have to only eat KD and hotdogs all the time. Learning and expanding my cooking (and baking) skills is one of the best things I ever did for myself…plus the family benefits too! Hands down, one of the best frugal things anyone can learn!!!

    1. Oh, and I forgot to mention…I also take vitamin and iron suppliments. You are correct, they can cause stomach upsets. You should always take them with food, even if it’s just a slice of toast. It will definitley help. Also, iron suppliments should not be taken with milk or dairy products. If you notice your stools are black, it’s because the iron absortion was inhibitied by dairy products. Not sure your upset tummy was just caused by the pills, but hopefully this info will help in the future!

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