dancing cows and ice cream.

by Janetha on June 30, 2012

in product review

hey guys! before i get this post going, i have to wish my dog, mable, a happy birthday. she’s kicking it up in heaven right now, but not a day goes by where i don’t think of her. actually, i have her name tattooed on my wrist and think of her often. she was hit by a car and killed almost five years ago. miss you and love you, mabes.

so, wednesday night i had amanda, kerryne, and her daughter pajha over for a little food and fun!

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i am a member of the foodbuzz tastemakers program and was selected to try out skinny cow ice cream. they must know how big of an ice cream fanatic i am!! skinny cow is celebrating the 25th anniversary of dirty dancing (it’s almost as old as me!) with their new slimited editions ice cream flavors.

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it came as a surprise to the girls that i had never seen dirty dancing. although it shouldn’t have been–after their many failed attempts to get me to dance last weekend, they should have realized a movie about dancing wasn’t really up my alley. maybe that explains my complete lack of moves on the dance floor my whole life? hmm–yeah–that’s it! i have always had two left feet.. it’s GOTTA be because i hadn’t seen the flick.  that’s my story and i’m sticking to it.

we started off the night with food, as any party should start. we all love breakfast foods so we decided that breakfast for dinner would be perfect.  instead of making the tough decision between savory and sweet, we planned a menu with both options!  on the savory side: mexican frittata. on the sweet side: protein french toast.

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one of the best parts about staying in for dinner is cooking with everyone! we all pitched in to make the meal.

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randy watched.

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it was supposed to be a no-boys-allowed party.. but i couldn’t kick that guy out. come on, look at those eyes!

i couldn’t kick this guy out, either… i mean, it IS his house!

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we used the P28 protein bread for the french toast and it turned out flipping fantastic!

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once the frittata and french toast was done, we sat down to eat and talked about how i have zero dancing abilities.

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pajha, on the other hand, has some serious moves. she didn’t hesitate for a minute when i asked her to bust a few out for the camera!

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if only my mom had put me in dance instead of clogging.. who knows where i’d be today!

we checked out the flick and, as much as it saddens me, it didn’t turn me into a professional dancer. guess i won’t be making my debut on dancing with the stars anytime soon.. or ever.

it did, however, spark a dance party with the ladies who know how to shake it! i watched… i mean, someone had to take photos, right???

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as you can see, we managed to break out the skinny cow slimited editions ice cream for our dance party. that was an activity i could get behind. i am an ice cream monster.

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i tried the mocha truffle bar and it was fantastic. i love anything coffee-flavored so i wasn’t surprised it was such a hit with my taste buds. it was also a hit in the calorie department–100 calories per bar. can you tell amanda loved it, too?

kerryne and pajha sampled the best of both swirleds ice cream sandwiches which had swirled chocolate and vanilla ice cream sandwiched between one chocolate cookie and one vanilla cookie. it was a tasty combo with a clever name!

skinny cow wants to get everyone involved and they are hosting a sweepstakes! check out their facebook page with more info on their “ladies night in” sweepstakes, where you can enter for a chance to win a prize pack to host a party of your own.  also, there is an instant win game on select skinny cow products which enters you to win a trip to LA for the 25th anniversary screening of dirty dancing. fun!

big thanks to skinny cow for letting us get our groove on with dirty dancing and their new slimited editions treats! it was a good time… but i still can’t dance.


1. how do you feel about dancing? i want to like it–and i want to be good at it–but i have no idea what i’m doing and just feel so awkward every time i try to bust a move!

2. what activities/classes did you take as a kid? the ONLY thing i did was clog. yep.. so glamorous! i didn’t do sports at all and i definitely didn’t do any dancing. that must explain why i am pretty horrible at anything requiring any sort of coordination. but i like to try!

xo. janetha g.

As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received a stipend, DVD, and coupons for free Skinny Cow® product.

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Annette@FitnessPerks June 30, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Ice cream and dancing?! COUNT me in. I love to dance –grew up dancing ballet and hip hop- and I love ice cream. Oh, protein bread (want to try some!) and b-fast for dinner sounds amazing.

SO awesome today!! You are amazing. Loved meeting ya!

Yaara Leve June 30, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Look like such a fun night!! I love to dance! Just get a good song going and I can’t help it–just love moving by body to music. I was a competitive figure skater for most of my childhood and also took piano lessons–although I aboslutely hated to practice–ugg!
PS: Your frittata looks amazing–and on the recipe last time you didn’t post at what temp to broil it in the oven. Would 350 degrees work?

Momma b June 30, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Oh man now it’s my fault you can’t dance…..well for the record I can only swing dance!

Looks like a great party….remembering Mable too. But I must say Randy stole the show!!

Love you

Kerryne June 30, 2012 at 11:34 pm

WE. ARE. SO. AWESOME! Ha ha. Those pictures are hilarious, and I had such a blast at your home! I LOVE you ladies to death!

Kristin @ STUFT Mama June 30, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Totally want to crash your girls’ night. You all are so fun. Um, yeah, I’ve been told multiple times that I look like I’m in pain when I dance. I try to avoid dancing in public. Ha. No one puts Baby in a corner. :)

elaine c. July 1, 2012 at 12:30 am

totally agree with you on the dancing! sooo awkward. BUT, i did take a semester of “dance” in middle school and we performed in front of the school and i also cheered for 3 yrs in HS. if it’s choreographed, i’m good, because i know the moves, but to make up my own moves — mmm, no, i don’t do that.

i also did volleyball for years, basketball in middle school, dabbled in track and field one season (for social aspects mostly because i sucked otherwise ha!), band, and choir.

that ice cream looks good! and pajha’s got awesome moves!

Sierra July 1, 2012 at 2:15 am

Fortunately, I can dance. I am never the one that is nervous to get on the dance floor. I love it and do it often, alone or with others.

Growing up I danced, swam, played volleyball and basketball, and did sewing. I am dying to go to a grown up dance class when I move to Chicago, I miss it!

Erica July 1, 2012 at 4:31 am

Fun night!! Brinner and ice cream? Perfect. I love that movie-the end is just so fun.

Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness July 1, 2012 at 7:23 am

What a fun girl’s night! I used to be a dancer, actually went to college for it, but it is a ton of pressure and very serious! I’ve never seen dirty dancing either so you are not alone! I used to love the skinny cow ice cream a long time ago. This post makes me want to try them out again!

Alex @ therunwithin July 1, 2012 at 7:37 am

I haven’t tried any skinny cow products but they do look good on a hot day!

Cheri Z July 1, 2012 at 10:03 am

Growing up in rural Montana there was really not a lot to do in the way of classes outside of school. I did take piano lessons for a few years (we didn’t get a piano until I was in high school). I’m a passable dancer, but I’m the mother of an incredible dancer – Ballerina Bailee! Now my whole life seems to revolve around dance, dancers, and all things related to dance. Have you ever checked out Ballet West there in Utah? We’ve been watching the t.v. show “Breaking Pointe,” (see what I mean about all things related to dance) and they seem to be amazing!

Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More July 1, 2012 at 11:00 am

I don’t dance very often because I feel the same way you do. Awkward.

As a kid I played basketball and softball. And then in high school cheerleading and softball.

Carly July 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I love ice cream. Nothing is better.

And I love dancing… In my head, I’m really good. But in reality, probably not so much. Oh well. As long as mirrors aren’t involved, I’ll never have to know :-).

Katie July 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm

How fun! My friend hosted one of these yesterday but alas, I’m out of town. I used to eat Skinny Cow all the time in college!

Ellen Clifford July 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I love Dirty Dancing! And I love dancing. But at clubs I’m not so good-I go to ballet class a lot though and I’m decent at that…

Lisa July 1, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Awe, happy birthday to Mable! May she rest in peace!
You girls’ night looks like a ton of fun! What’s better than a night of ice cream?
I am really talented at awkward dancing, its a skill if you ask me. Especially if I get a few drinks in me, I feel like I look like quite a classy lady ;)

StoriesAndSweetPotatoes July 1, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Happy Birthday to your doggie :) That’s sweet you have a tattoo for her.
I love to dance but I just jump around like a Muppet.
I played soccer and tennis during my school years.

@pluvk July 1, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Ice cream, frittata, AND dancing? Will you please invite me next time? :-) I’m still in a little shock that you’ve never seen Dirty Dancing before… I thought that was a necessity to pass into adulthood. LOL

Looks like you had a great time! And happy birthday to Mable! I miss our family dog so much, but now we have a wonderful little guy… but there’s always a place in my heart for my old girl.

Maren July 1, 2012 at 8:04 pm

I will be kicking Nate out soon to have an all-girls dance party! haha :)

I have been a dancer my whole life! Love it <3 so much! I also played basketball!

Gosh I wish I could have ice cream…I miss it SO much.

Ezzie July 1, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I’m a sucker for icecream! The mocha flavored bar looks fab. And I’ve done ballet when I was little, quit, but then started back up again a couple of years ago. I love dance and I’m thinking of taking some more contemporary classes too! I feel so free and all expressive when I dance and its great, not to mention an awesome workout!

erin aka eef July 2, 2012 at 5:27 am

Thank you for this post–now I know why I can’t dance either–I never saw Dirty Dancing until I was in my 20s! Evidently this is an important step that you and I missed out on! haha
What did you do at your wedding reception if you can’t dance? I’m getting married next year and trying to figure that one out! lol

I took gymnastics and soccer when I was a kid… and karate too. I wanted to take dance, but think the classes were expensive and my mom probably thought most kind of dancing was inappropriate. lol

Janetha July 2, 2012 at 11:54 am

We just had those mandatory dances–the dad/daughter and bride/groom one. THAT WAS IT. Marshall doesn’t like to dance, either. Made for each other haha.

erin aka eef July 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm

haha, that’s us too! We typically hide or eat at other people’s weddings when everyone else is dancing! lol

Tamara July 2, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I *LOVE* to dance!!!! I do it all the time around the house, just can’t help myself. Music is optional. ;)

I did gymnastics when I was around 8, but I have asthma and at that time (I’m 44) they still discouraged much activity for kids with asthma. They changed their tune fairly soon after that, lucky for all the youngsters who came after me. But I didn’t really develop a love of activity until I was an adult. Now I can’t get enough!!!

Katy A July 2, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I love SkinnyCow!! Soooo yummy!! … I’m not much of a dancer in public kinda gal (anymore; I used to go to clubs and parties all the time). I used to take dance and gymnastics classes and I played softball (still do; now it’s slow pitch).

Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats July 2, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I want that french toast! I did dance for a few years in middle school. I loved it! I just took jazz classes but I really wish my parents would have let me do tap and ballet starting at a young age! As for dancing now, it doesn’t really happen for me unless I have some liquid courage on board or I am home alone!

brandi July 3, 2012 at 7:04 am

i can’t believe you had never seen dirty dancing!! i cannot dance, but i love that movie :)

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