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Monday, November 10, 2014


The summer was jam packed with holidays celebrating ice cream but who says that delicious treat is just for the summer time? I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream any time! It is not just the season that is the reason to indulge in a cup, bowl, cone or boat (banana boat, that is) of ice cream. It can be fruity, chocolaty, salty, sweet, need I say more... yum-m-m. The indulgence of ice cream is a weak spot... light, creamy, sweet, refreshing, simply put, it is a feel-good food. But wait! The celebration about to be does not limit itself just to ice cream. Read on...you just might be surprised and pick up some neat ideas for your next party or family gathering.

November 11 is...

National Sundae Day
When you hear or see the word sundae, the first natural reaction is thoughts of ice cream. So, we will move forward along that line, then, shift gears before setting our sights toward the next celebration.
Two cities lay claim to the ice cream sundae with yet a different city claiming to have originated the name or phrase, ice cream sundae. One story dates back to 1881 - Two Rivers, Wisconsin, the other 1892 - Ithaca, New York, with the phrase being attributed to late-1800s - Evanston, Illinois.

Hundreds of different variations of the original ice cream sundae exist, all with different ice cream flavors, toppings and surprises in between. On National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, the most expensive sundae was exposed. Did you miss it? Click the link. The price is outrageous to say the least!

To celebrate National Sundae Day, throw an ice cream sundae party for you and your friends. Get a few gallons of your favorite ice cream flavors and a large selection of toppings, then, ENJOY! Need some ideas...

Click the image for Recipes!

What about something a little different...

Sauteed-Strawberry Ice Cream Sunday (Recipe)

How about your cake and ice cream, too...

Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes (Recipe)

Interested in really going overboard...start the day with ice cream for breakfast! There is even an app (oops! day) for that!

The Ultimate Waffle Sundae (Recipe)

Here comes the surprise with a different kind of sundae to celebrate on Tuesday. This one could be served at lunch but beef! That's what's for dinner!

Hot Beef Sundae (Recipe)
Is your mouth watering yet?

Next on the Calendar...Crazzy...just plain cr-r-r-r-r-azy!