Yesterday was my dad’s birthday — Happy Birthday Pa. We celebrated his birthday, along with Mother’s Day, over the weekend. I live about 3 1/2 hours away from my parents, so I get to see them fairly regularly. They were kind enough to drive down this past weekend to see Gray play soccer. He was super excited about that. Since they were going to be here, I said to my dad: “Let’s have a birthday dinner. You pick the meal. Now don’t tell me it doesn’t matter. This is your opportunity to have whatever you want — including something mom will never make for you.” His response: “That burger you made a couple of weeks ago looked really good.” Done.
Saturday night we had the ‘smoke ring‘ burger again, but given that it was a Saturday night, I had to make one new thing. What could go better with a fattening burger than a fattening milkshake? I found this recipe on cookiesandcups.com:
Brownie Batter Milkshakes
- 3 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1½ cups dry brownie mix
- 1 cup cold milk
- Mix all ingredients in a blender.
- Garnish with brownie batter whipped cream and chocolate sauce.
Sadly, I never made it to the whipped cream. In the chaos of all the items that went on the burger plus the fries and the fact that my blender quit working, I decided I could let that one thing slide. We just used Redi-whip from a can, and everyone was perfectly happy with that. Of course, Gray would not let me forget the sprinkles. One note on the ingredients — I doubled the recipe, which meant I used 2 cups of milk. I thought it was a bit runny for my taste. I will definitely make these things again, but next time I will likely cut the amount of milk in half.