Friday, July 20, 2012

Ice Cream!



Sophie Winston

blogs for

The Domestic Diva Mysteries

by Krista Davis



Did you know that July 15th was National Ice Cream Day? President Reagan proclaimed that in 1984. If you missed it and didn't celebrate, it's evidently never too late to eat ice cream. Apparently each of us eats about 23 pounds of the stuff each year. I suspect I might eat more than my share.

Especially when there's an ice cream bar. Roscoe Greene always has an ice cream bar at his company picnic and open house. It's fabulous. Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, mint chocolate chip, peach, and lemon -- and those are just the ice creams. You get to doctor your own sundae or banana split with hot fudge sauce, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, and since Roscoe is a southern good old boy he insists on marshmallow sauce, too. And another one of Roscoe's favorites, cherry pie filling!

Did I mention the sprinkles and nuts? Fresh raspberries and blueberries? Pineapple and all sorts of crushed candies?  Actually, as parties go, it doesn't break the bank and everyone raves about it.

Except for his new wife, who seems to want more upscale foods. Seriously? At a picnic? Who doesn't love ice cream?

Roscoe has asked me (shh!) to take her in hand and make sure she adheres to a budget when they entertain. He seems willing to accommodate her desires for fancier parties, but he's not giving her free rein.

Personally, I'm a little concerned because she ordered a delivery of cow manure just before the party. Can you imagine the stench in the hot summer sun? Oof!

We handled that. I wish I were as adept at handling my ex-husband. I'm never sure if he's flirting with me. We had that one moment, you know, and it just haunts me.

Maybe ice cream will make me feel better. Peppermint, I think, with chocolate sauce. What's your favorite?

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13 comments:

  1. We have a wonderful ice cream stand down on the beach, open only from Memorial Day to Labor Day. I wait until I get there to see what they're offering that evening. Last night, I sampled their coffee ice cream. Mmmmmm. We jogged home, along the beach, burning up all those calories, no doubt.

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  2. Coffee ice cream at the beach? I'm so jealous! What a wonderful combination.

    ~ Sophie

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  3. Who knew New Englanders eat more ice cream than any other part of the country? I'm proud to say I do my part! Ben & Jerry's NY Super Fudge Brownie or Phish Food hits the spot every time.

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    1. I didn't know that! Maybe I'm really a New Englander!

      ~ Sophie

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  4. I agree with Mary Louise, Phish Food is awesome! I also love Tin Roof Sundae, Moose Tracks, chocolate chip mint, and mocha java. :-p

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    1. Wow. Two recommendations for Phish Food. Maybe my diet could wait a week while I try it.

      ~ Sophie

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  5. I actually like cheesecake ice cream. Go figure. :)

    ~Charlotte Bessette from A Cheese Shop Mystery series

    PS. No, I can't imagine the stench. What was that Roscoe thinking?

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    1. I can't imagine why you would like cheesecake ice cream. It's surprisingly good, though.

      Roscoe is learning the hard way.

      ~ Sophie

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  6. Oooh, caramel ice cream with chocolate sauce and pecans... that's my favorite. Or soft serve vanilla with hot caramel sauce and redskin peanuts. Yeah, that's my favorite. Or Rocky Road, or Heavenly Hash, or...

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    1. Caramel ice cream with chocolate sauce. Ohhhh, Victoria. That's sounds so good!

      ~ Sophie

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  7. French vanilla with chocolate cabernet sauce and amaretto cookie crumbs (since there are never any cookies leftover!).

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    1. Chocolate cabernet sauce? Leslie, I hope you'll share that recipe!

      ~ Sophie

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  8. Just give me vanilla ice cream covered in pralines and chocolate sauce and I'm in heaven.

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