Sunday, May 8, 2011

How to Cure the Sunday Night Blues

I’ve come to realize that Sunday nights, no matter how much homework I have, or don’t have for that matter, are stressful. It’s simply a fact. No matter my existing stress prior to nightfall, once seven o’clock rolls around, I hit stress-mania. The ridiculous thing is, even when I have absolutely no homework and nothing to do, that “Sunday Night feeling” still comes. It’s inevitable. Trying to start homework only makes it worse. As my remaining weekend hours dwindle, my mind goes into panic mode and my homework seems even more daunting. Truly, it is a vicious cycle. And because of that, I say it needs to be stopped. Or at least, there needs to be something to curb its horrendous consequences.
Luckily, I have just the thing.
Since today was Mother’s day, I wanted to make my mom something special for it. Plus, I’m all into baking recently. So, I decided to try making an ice cream cake, which has always seemed like an extremely cool thing to do, as intimidating as it sounded to me. Yesterday I spent around four hours preparing it (well, a lot of the time I was just waiting for it to freeze up, so maybe only an hour and a half of actual working), and thankfully it turned out well. Actually, who am I kidding? It turned out delicious, if I do say so myself! And it’s just the type of treat that can combat the Sunday night blues wonderfully. Mmmm, no more stress for me!

If you’re wondering HOW I made it, I used a combination of the Strawberry Ice Cream Cake recipe from and my own ideas (since I wanted mine to be cookies and cream). I used regular old cookies and cream ice cream from the store, and then made a cookie crumb crust with oreos and melted butter, plus the frosting and cake from the recipe link. Though it definitely took some patience and effort, it was so worth it!