December 13, 2010

Lots of Giggles (Oreo Milkshakes) - The Family Dish

I was contacted by the PR folks at Unilever and asked if I would like to do a post to get the family into the kitchen together as part of their Family Dish program, I was happy to say "yes"!  Obviously, if you have read posts here you know that feeding my family is what I'm all about.  So, when I received their recipe booklet, Fun Family Cooking, I took some time looking through it for ideas on how to use the products that were sent to me.

Last weekend was one of those rare weekends where we didn't have plans each and every moment of the day, so rather than make it a big gathering we kept it simple and it was just us. I look forward to those meals on the weekends where it is just us and we can kick back and enjoy ourselves at our own pace.

We started with the Skillet Pasta & Beef Dinner.  This is a quick and easy meal to throw together, and it is seriously on the table within 30 minutes.  My only complaint about the dish itself is that it really needs more seasoning.  The recipe calls for Ragu pasta sauce, which is not one of our favorites and can use a bit of doctoring up to make it more flavorful.  The dish itself has potential and I will tinker with it a bit next time I serve it.  My Youngest gave it a big thumb's up so, I will have to give it a try again.

 For dessert I couldn't resist making the Oreo Milkshakes.  I know it's freezing cold outside, but in our house there is never a bad time for ice cream or a milkshake!  Holy cow, these were beyond fantastic!  My Boys loved them so much they ended up in fits of giggles while enjoying them... not totally sure what got them laughing, but the sound was nothing short of pure happiness.  Can't beat that!

 How do you get your family into the kitchen?  What do you enjoy making together?

Note:   The PR folks at Unilever sent me a gift card to purchase ingredients as well as several products that are produced by Unilever for review.  I was not compensated for this post and have provided my honest opinion in this post.

Oreo Milkshake
Source:  Fun Family Cooking (Unilever)


  • 4 teaspoons chocolate syrup
  • 8 Oreo Cookies, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cups Breyer's All Natural Vanilla Ice Cream, softened


  1. Spoon 1 teaspoon of syrup into each of 4 glasses.  Roll to coat bottom and sides.  Finely chop 4 cookies; set aside.
  2. Quarter remaining cookies; place in blender.  Add milk and ice cream; blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into prepared glasses; top with chopped cookies.  Serve immediately.

Serves 4.

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Kristen said...

Those milkshakes caught my attention too! I think I'll wait until summer, but yum!

Megan said...

Dinner looks great but I want a milkshake!

Cate O'Malley said...

Haven't had a milkshake in ages - looks like the perfect fun, kid-friendly dessert!

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