I was not aware that today was National Ice Cream Day when I drafted my last post on Pennsylvania’s “Pursue Your Scoops” Ice Cream Trail. Now I am, and so are you.
Back in 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day. As if I needed an excuse. But wait, there’s more . . .
Not only is today National Ice Cream Day, but it’s my birthday, too! How about them apples?! So, in honor of both my birthday and National Ice Cream Day, we’re grilling for family and friends later today and foregoing birthday cake in lieu of . . . Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundaes! Fun and Yum! And especially appealing considering the miserable heat wave that’s passing through the east this weekend. Yesterday I worked up a sweat just opening the mail. (If you think I’m kidding, I’m not.) Supper was takeout chicken and a picnic by the river complete with a shade-covered picnic table and a breeze. Ahhhh.
|Yes, I know. I used this pic in my previous post. But it's SO appropriate for today!|
The short length of today’s post is brought to you by the fact that I have some prep to take care of before everyone arrives this afternoon. But I had to take a moment to tell you about National Ice Cream Day. If you choose to celebrate with a cone or a cup of your favorite frozen treat, enjoy every lick! And, if you live near a chain of restaurants offering ice cream treats (like Baskin-Robbins and Johnny Rockets), be sure to check out the specials they’re offering. Those of you with canine pals might want to wander over to PetSmart. I understand that chain is offering a free sample of dog-friendly ice cream today (with a biscuit on top!) to our best friends.
Whether you’re a fan of Death by Chocolate, plain ol’ Vanilla, or something unusual like Nectarine & Sage, I hope you have an opportunity to get your licks in today - enjoy every delicious bite of your treat! I know I will. Happy National Ice Cream Day!