Yesterday I spent my morning at a local coffee shop, reading and sipping my favorite caffeinated beverage.  Okay, that was a long, round-about way to describe coffee. So there I was, drinking coffee when an older man approached me where I was sitting. As he stood above me he explained to me that he had been observing me and how he thought I had such an elegant look about me. And with that, he walked away. Apparently he just wanted me to be aware of it.

Elegant has never been a term used to describe me, so I thought it must have been the gold bangle I was wearing that set off a sense of class. However he *did* say that his profession involves him to be a good observer so maybe he really does know what he’s talking about. As I sat there feeling a little elegantly puffed up, I smiled to myself (you know, in an elegant sort of way) and brought my mug of coffee to my mouth with my elegant fingers. I could get used to this. Maybe I really am elegant. Maybe there is an elegance underneathe me that I never took notice of before. Maybe it’s time to start seeing myself as so. Then, it happened…

I went to stand up but was unaware that the lamp hanging down from the ceiling was dangling lower than expected and bam! I totally hit the top of my head on it. Hard. Oh Life, you have a way of humbling me. Immediately.

Homemade “Chipwich” Recipe

Gluten, egg, and dairy-free

Makes 1 cookie sandwich

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Enjoy Life Chocolate Chip cookies
  • 1/3 c. non-dairy vanilla ice cream (I used Trader Joe’s vanilla soy)
  • 2 Tbs. Enjoy Life Chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

  1. Scoop out ice cream and place in the center of 1 cookie. Taking the other cookie, sandwich on top.
  2. Very gently push together just to make the ice cream come out to the edges and smooth out sides with the back of a spoon.
  3. Freeze for 5 minutes.
  4. Roll the sides in chocolate chips and freeze again for 10 minutes or until set.

The AWESOME people over at Enjoy Life want to make your day and make it possible for you to make these Chipwiches.  They are giving away 2 boxes of your choice of crunchy cookies (Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, Sugar Crisp, and Vanilla Honey Graham) for 2 winners–Luckies!  Who’s it gonna be? If you want to enter, simply leave a comment. You will want to enter too–these cookies are that good! Winner will be announced on Monday, May 21.