From my RV kitchen
No matter how many times I visit our nation's capital (at least a dozen times for me so far) I'm always amazed at how much there is to see and do. From history to art to festivals and food I still have not seen it all...but I want to! That got me to wondering, what do locals do and see in DC? Touristy things? Do they have any secret spots they'd share?
This last trip to DC we flew into the city and stayed in a beautiful park model rental trailer at Cherry Hill Park - the closest RV park to Washington, DC. We felt at home in an RV resort setting even without our rig. I had a perfect opportunity to visit with several local folks from the park owner to staff members to a city bus driver and I asked each one of them what their favorite thing to do in DC was. Their answers will interest and entertain you...they did me.
Before I went visiting however, I got busy making RV-easy gourmet ice cream sandwiches. And what a simple, sweet treat. Cookies, ice cream, foil and a freezer. Watch this episode and pick up your own tips on sweet treats and DC adventures.
And just in case these half dozen plus DC travel tips aren't enough, here's a neat list of 100 Free (or nearly free) Things to do in DC.
See more of my take on DC in an earlier RV Cooking Show episode: Fall Apart Tender Pork Roast & DC.
6 cookies - appx 4-inches in diameter
choose a variety of cookie flavors if desired
1 pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream
choose a flavor (or flavors) that complement the cookies
foil lined baking sheet
Place one cookie top side down on a plate, scoop 1/3 of the softened ice cream pint on the cookie, top with another cookie - top side up. Gently press the top cookie down to spread the ice cream to the edge of the sandwich. The goal is to have an even one-ish inch of ice cream all the way around the sandwich - all the way to the edges.
As you make each sandwich place it on a foil lined baking sheet in the freezer. Freeze uncovered for 30 minutes or until semi-solid. Wrap each sandwich individually. Enjoy when fully frozen.
Have fun paring the ice cream with the cookies. For example, we had a double chocolate chocolate chip cookie we paired with Cherry Garcia ice cream. Yummy so Washington DC!
On a time or money budget? Use store bought cookies and Bryers ice cream.
Love to make and bake? Make your own ice cream, add mix-ins to a plain store bought flavor, bake cookies.
Roll the sandwich edges in sprinkles, chopped nuts, oreo cookie pieces, etc. for a showy and delish extra flair.
This would make a wonderful party activity for kids and kids at heart.
How might you make these your own? I'd love to know...drop me a line!
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