Day 20 of 20! (4/20 Foods) – Milk and Cereal Ice Cream

We’re finally here! Day twenty! And our last recipe is another inspired by recipe, if you didn’t know already, we LOVE Gilmore Girls, and a couple months ago we decided to make some ice cream flavors inspired by our favorite show, so while the official title of this ice cream is Milk and Cereal Ice Cream, we like to call this ice cream, the Logan Huntzberger Special.

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On one of their dates, Logan and Rory break into the Yale cafeteria for ice cream and Rory notices the cereal section completely full. Now in the episode, Rory is excited about Cocoa Puff, but there was just something about Fruity Pebbles that screamed Gilmore Girls, so here we are. Our last day of twenty days of 4/20 and mixing it with one of our favorite shows. Hopefully you will not only enjoy this recipe but the 19 other we’ve already posted!

Fruity Pebz Ice Cream

 

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Poptarts! Gilmore Girls! Poptarts!

You know we love Gilmore Girls, we love poptarts, and we are eagerly waiting for Netflix to tell us that we will be getting more episodes of Gilmore Girls. Fingers crossed.

Until then, we’ve made more poptarts and like them so much, we want to remind you that we have the easiest homemade poptarts recipe. Click here for the recipe.

If you’re truly that lazy and don’t want to make your own filling, you can buy any pre-made jam or preserves and use that as the filling. Otherwise, these are so simple any Gilmore Girl could do it. Even Emily. Just kidding.

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Seriously, it’s a poptart photoshoot.

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There is nothing better than a homemade poptart, a pipping hot cup of coffee and a Gilmore Girls marathon.

Apple Poptarts

Fruit Handpies (Homemade Poptarts)

We’re on our Gilmore Girls kick here and what’s more Gilmore than poptarts? Literally nothing. One of the promo’s was literally a tray of poptarts and an apple. And we all know where that led….but let’s stay on target.

So if you like Gilmore Girls like we do, you know that poptarts are staple in the Gilmore Household.

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And like with our fried rice, we knew that when the revival came out we wanted to make as many Gilmore Girl inspired recipes that we could. And what’s more Gilmore than poptarts?

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Of course, buying poptarts is the easy solution but making them really isn’t as hard as it seems. Trust us. We use store bought pie dough and if you really want to take the easy way out you can buy pre-made filling at the store, and frost these with store bought icing. But we suggest at least trying them once like this.

Because once you have a homemade poptart, it’s REALLY hard to go back to the store bought kind.

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Look at those beauties. And let us be real with you, these taste as good as they look. Buttery, flaky pie dough and a warm fruit filling? Topped with a homemade glaze? Seriously what could be better than that? Besides Gilmore Girls coming back for another season? The answer is homemade poptarts!

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Al’s Pancake World Vegetable Fried Rice

One thing about us is we love TV shows. I mean, we went to film school so while others watch shows and movies passively we LOVE to watch and analyze and see things that other viewers might miss. And of of our favorite shows is Gilmore Girls, a few months ago we actually were lucky enough to test a recipe from the Unofficial Gilmore Girls Cookbook. We made Mock Turtle Soup  and really enjoyed all the Gilmore Girls inspired recipes.

As we continued re-watching the series in preparation for the Revival that premiered in November, we thought about all the different restaurants that were available in Stars Hollow and which ones we wanted to eat at and the consensus was Al’s Pancake World. Where no pancakes are ever served, just delicious foreign eats from around the world. And when we saw one of the teaser pictures that the Gilmore Girls Instagram account posted, we knew we needed to make our own version of Fried Rice

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We love signs and if this picture wasn’t a sign to make fried rice, I don’t know what is. What’s great about this recipe is that we think just about anyone could make it. Even the Lorelai’s and Rory’s of the world who fear the kitchen and all it’s tools, this recipe is pretty easy and almost impossible to mess up.

While we made our own rice for the recipe you can totally use left over white rice that you get from Chinese restaurants that you usually have no idea what to do with days later. You can also utilize whatever frozen vegetables or left over meat you have in the fridge (beef, pork, chicken…yum).

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Forgive us, we just watched Mulan over the weekend and can’t stop singing all the songs.

Anyway, this recipe is super easy and we think that even Lorelai Gilmore could make it with ease. And while ours is called vegetable fried rice, you can add just about any kind of meat you want. Or leave it as is. We think that Al from Al’s Pancake World would definitely approve.

Click below for the recipe!

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Eat Like a Gilmore: Mock Turtle Soup

Mock Turtle Soup

One thing about us is we love to watch TV and Movies. I mean, we went to film school so it’s not completely out of the norm for us to love watching and analyzing our favorite shows and movies. And one of our all time absolute favorite shows? Gilmore Girls.

We’ve both been watching Gilmore Girls since it’s original run and have rewatched so many times we’ve probably lost count. When the show sadly ended it’s run in 2007, that while it wasn’t the ending that we all wanted, we knew it wasn’t the end. I personally remember Googling “Gilmore Girls Movie” and “Gilmore Girls Reunion” every couple years because I knew it would happen. And last year, when they FINALLY announced that it was actually happening, we were both freakin’ thrilled.

And then, earlier this year, I remember a post on Facebook about a Kickstarter for a Gilmore Girls Cookbook…say what? Gilmore Girl inspired recipes? Shut the front door and sign me up! Which we immediately donated to Kristi Carlson, the incredible woman behind Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls. And finally, after what feels like forever, the book is almost here. And when Kristi asked if there were any bloggers who wanted to try a recipe…we obviously jumped at the chance.

We were fairly open to whatever recipe Kristi sent us and when we finally got the recipe we would be testing, we were a little shocked and kind of scared. Mock Turtle Soup. A name and recipe we were only familiar with when we watched the show and thought to our selves, “what the hell is that”. And then proceeded to google and be totally grossed out. We had similar thoughts when googling and researching the origins of “Johnny Machete” and most times we were turned away and continued with our watching. So when we got Mock Turtle Soup, we were kind of afraid. But thankfully it’s MOCK turtle soup and there is no actual turtle in the soup! Phew! *Wipes sweat off brow*

Kristi’s Mock Turtle Soup is a tasty combination “land-etarian” friendly eats. The soup itself contains chicken thighs and beef and is filled with tomatoes, eggs, onions and peppers. It reminds us of a cross between a beefy stew and sexy gumbo. Yes, gumbo can be sexy.

The recipe itself was quite easy to follow and even though there were a lot of yummy ingredients and you have to pay attention so you don’t loose track, the results were great! The soup was quite hearty and very filling. We can see why it was a Richard Gilmore favorite.

Eat Like Gilmore is available through Kristi’s website, amazon and Barnes and Noble. 

When we finally received our copy of the cookbook this week, we were thrilled. So many fun recipes! And we can’t wait to test, taste and try them all! Kristi, we will gladly come and cook with you anytime! Solidarity Sister! Ya Ya!

Below are some pictures from our cooking adventure. And though we won’t divulge the actual ingredients and steps so that you order your own copy, we can share how much we enjoyed the recipe and the process.

 

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Yay! Ingredients! (Missing the onion)

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We call it Tomatohenge

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Tomatoes getting ready for their bath!

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Beeeeeeef!

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Peaches, our official taste tester, loves licking the chicken board.

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Beef and veggies getting to know each other.

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Egg me!

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I hope for all your super hardcore Gilmore Girls fans out there, you notice that we have the same plates that Babette has when Rory cooks her Donna Reed Dinner for Dean (ick…we’re Team Logan in this household).

It’s hard to tell in this photo, but if you go back and watch you can actually see this plate patterns a couple of time. And we only know this from watching the series twice this year. We actually started earlier in the year, and got to season five and said we would wait until the premiere date was closer, and as the date drew closer, we just decided to start over again. We powered through and are now in the middle of season six, and counting down the days until November 25th.

Black Friday, come home, order Pizza, make pies and watch Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

Bonus, here is a bad photo of Rory  and Dean in the Donna Red episode holding our vintage plate ware!

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