Icy Ice Cream

Nothing better than ice cream in the summer and the fact that it is national ice cream month somewhere in the world makes it even better….. I love ice cream!!

Sitting here thinking about the ice cream makes me think back to the long summer days when I was a kid and the great ice cream that I ate, and the big event of going out somewhere to have an ice cream was indescribable, because it was such a treat and so it made having ice cream all the better.

Nowadays, I don’t think ice cream is a real treat anymore like it was back then. Ice cream brought a highlight into my week and it was something to look forward to and I know it was the same for my friends too. Ice cream was special for us….

There was one place I remember that had soft ice cream …. The big choice: chocolate or vanilla but you could have a topping on the ice cream cone or a sundae with some hard to describe super sweet topping of either chocolate or strawberry … Not that the toppings weren’t made of artificial ingredients as was the fad back then… it was simply a great tasting treat and who cared about what it was made of…. I only saw the ice cream and the topping and it was great!!!

Or there was some other place not far from our house, where you could go into the ice cream parlor and sit down and order a sundae and it was served in a glass looking like a big wine glass (I felt so sophisticated and grown-up) , two scoops of ice cream and gobs of hot fudge poured over it and some whipped cream and topped off with a cherry…. That was the ultimate in the ice cream world in my eyes back then…..

Though there was some stiff completion out there as to where had the best ice cream and those places were on the ball when it came to creating something using ice cream!

Some ingeniously integrated ice cream into their menu with the root beer float that had a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a glass of root beer, or the other one; a glass of soda pop and a scoop of ice cream in it. That was living at its best and nothing could possibly be better than that in the summer.

Ice cream seemed to have some special meaning for me and my friends and when we got old enough to go to the place on our bikes where we could buy ourselves an ice cream cone, we knew then and there that we were adults and knew how to enjoy life with our ice cream cone in our hand, and after we finished eating the cone ride back home from our big adventure …. The world was ours and that was because of the great ice cream cone that we had just eaten! I love ice cream

Ice cream still tastes great and nowadays there are lots of flavors to choose from, so there is a sort for everyone. How many flavors there are I can’t tell you, but it is a lot!

Either way, somehow ice cream always seems to bring back great memories and eating ice cream is one great thing a lot of us seem to have in common. Enjoy your ice cream!

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The Pleasures of Picnicking

Picnicking is a great thing when the weather warms up and the sun is shining. There’s nothing better than getting together with your partner or friends for a great picnic.

This is such a great way to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and see the countryside. But to make picnicking easier you need your picnic tray which attaches to your jeans and has a built in drinks holder so nothing will spill.
This wonderful set-up is a must for all picnickers and you can fold the tray up and place it in your jeans pocket when you are finished. I am not sure about the exact set-up but it has to be somewhat as I just mentioned.

So imagine you are bicycling along with your guy or gal and in the basket you have all the picnic supplies, such as food and drink, plus a blanket to sit on too. So no cold backside -> don’t want to get hemorrhoids now do we?

There is the spot nice and sunny by a river bank with ducks or swans on it. The perfect spot for a picnic! You spread out the blanket and place the food on it and stand there and think “my how lovely” but something seems to be missing? But what?

Ah, and then it dawns on you your fold-up tray for your jeans making any picnic an experience. Both of you whip-out your trays for your jeans -> sit down and then the picnic can begin.

But be careful this can be a bit awkward if you haven’t practiced a bit at home because if you want to lean forward to take a sandwich everything on your jeans tray could slide off it making your picnic a disaster and dampening you with your drink. This would be a nightmare for me!!!

There I am with my guy and we are enjoying our picnic and he asks me “could you pour me a bit more red wine into my glass?” -> well because I am intoxicated by the beauty around me and not thinking about my jeans tray; I reach over for the wine and all my food & glass of wine slide off my tray and the red wine cause a BIG spot on my WHITE blanket -> OMG

My day is ruined! And thank goodness I didn’t forget my special picnic spot remover set that goes with the jeans tray especially for these problems, so I could save our picnic because I could see my guy was getting a bit impatient with the whole ordeal.
Those jeans trays are really something and if you practice you can balance 2 plates full of food 2 glasses of whatever you are drinking and 2 beers along with a dessert.

Tip: you have to sit down first to attach the tray to your jeans otherwise forget it, and it is advisable to have someone along to serve the food because it is really tricky too carry all that, sit down and then place it all on your jeans tray.
If you have managed this…. By all means please inform us how you did it. Thank you

But once you have practiced a bit with the jeans tray then it can be a real highlight at you next picnic.

Another tip that I must mention: You cannot ride your bike or drive your car with the jeans on because of the 2 metal holder thingies on each leg. This could be very painful if you are on a bike, so wear another pair of jeans and once you are at your destination then change into your picnic tray jeans.

This is a must for all picnic fans, so remember at your next picnic; don’t forget your picnic tray jeans or else it could be boring picnic. Have fun!