Tuesday, February 12, 2019

We're Not Paying You To Eat Our Ice Cream Repost

But somebody should.

They added a clause at the bottom saying  0˚ is free but you can't make money if it's negative 12. If?

Quick Recap
Polar Vortex, -61˚F windchill although I can only testify to -48 and absorbing fun facts while getting Overlook Hotel scale cabin fever. Did you know the average temperature on Mars is -80 and base camp on Mt. Everest was a balmy -30˚F?

My cousin Nanci with Saturday's menu

And my car died in underground parking. One week later I still can't get AAA out here. I will only say one thing about AAA because I really want to talk about ice cream. AAA can &*%! my •¶§∞ing £™¢∞ with a cherry on top.

This town has a lot better ice cream than pizza

Meanwhile, we've had three warm days, the first of which unless you count 17˚ above as warm and some do was Saturday. On Saturday we saw some guy get out of his truck on Monroe Street in a tank top. It was 38˚, we were eating ice cream.

We were eating because it was Ice Cream For Breakfast Day. The Chocolate Shoppe didn't have any of that Siciliano fare mentioned here, but they did have a Breakfast Monster Shake which I got, an Ice Cream Donut Sandwich with donuts from the Greenbush Bakery, stuff made with Lucky Charms, Waffle Sundaes and juice. Yes, juice. They also stitched together The Breakfast Monster Shake, pictured below.

Hi, my name is Michayla and I can not be held responsible for anything that happens after you make this purchase

There was only one (very sweet) kid working and a line formed right after I ordered this crime against nature. My cousin tried to keep a Wisconsin theme by ordering a waffle sundae with Door County Cherry and Mackinac Island Fudge ice cream (Mackinac Island is in Michigan). It seemed to melt quickly, see the last photo.

I got looks because I chose vanilla ice cream. Welcome to Wisconsin

And then Michayla was off making 1, 2, 3 more of these sugar coma death shakes.

"Down here, down here. Hey, look, our glasses are coated in chocolate with Jimmies."

I pictured the Monster Breakfast Shakes trying to get these two off their phones. 

Nanci put away her phone and drank her brunch like a good girl (sounds like high school)

One more fun fact, I think I got sick from the romaine lettuce and spinach salad I had for dinner but I was fine with the Lucky Charms vanilla ice cream and chocolate banana Breakfast Monster Shake I had for brunch.

I'm posting over at Behind The Cheddar Curtain now but this Ice Cream For Breakfast post got such a good response I thought I'd share it here too.
If you're looking for some foody fun or cheddar flavored frivolity please check out The Ched Curtain, where we've been eating chocolate cheese since 2016. 

Friday, September 01, 2017

Blumers Black Cherry Soda

Black Cherry soda is the perfect end of summer drink and I'd highly recommend it poured slowly over crushed ice in a chilled glass.
Blumers makes a decent Black Cherry, but a little too sweet for me. It would have been greatly improved with ice but was a perfect mid afternoon beverage for my first visit to Skelly's Market in search of end of season sweet corn.
I remember liking their Root Beer and Cream soda and may try them again soon to jog my memory.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

I've Always Been Partial to Gingers

It's been a tough year and a tough holiday season and now it's time for cookies.
I love that you can find both packaged and from scratch ingredients on sale after the holidays and it's worth a peek in the baking aisles and end cap displays.

Don't hate me because I'm ugly

I had a leftover package of Gingerbread cookie mix and was delighted with the results. Not only did it transform the place into an aromatic paradise but it got me back into cookie making mode. It's a good reminder that mixes only save you the effort of sifting together dry ingredients and hey, you can do that yourself.
I believe this was a Betty Crocker cookie mix which seems to be the most common of the pouch mixes. It was around $2 bucks at the grocery store although the same 17.5 oz pouch costs $13.79 on Amazon. You've really got to watch out for them.

Never had a batch of cookies gotten eaten so quickly and shared with so few

I even got to use some multi-colored sugar I wanted to try. No pictures of the results because at that point the smell was driving me insane and eleaving the house to deliver a few of the devil cookies didn't make them any less tempting when I got back. I swear I can smell them from this photo. And they smell goooood. But as you might expect regular the regular white sugar I used at first looked best.
On that note, here is a handy guide to sugar from Jamie at My Baking Addiction.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Claeys Root Beer Hard Candy

Sometimes the cheapest candy tastes the best, the exception being chocolate, the rule being licorice and hard candy. One of our taste testers found this bag of Claeys Root Beer candy at Dollar General and it's my new favorite root beer candy. Although now I'm thinking about root beer fudge.

If I look pathetic enough maybe she'll share

Claeys hard candy selections include five from my hard candy hit list: black licorice, anise, wild cherry, cinnamon and lemon drops. They also have fudge if you need to chomp into your candy without breaking off a tooth.

They're shaped like lemon drops

The Claeys drops are refreshing and tantalizing like the perfect soda fountain phosphate. They pack a root beer punch without being too sweet and have a soft crunchable coating that may turn into chewable left over slivers. Mmm, bag bottom bonus.

Well I smell something

Handsome Bob highly recommends them by smell alone. At least I think that's what he's smelling. The flavor stays with you leaving a pleasant, light taste on your tongue. It reminds me of a good soda and hints at fizz without being fizzy. Bobby Boy says it reminds him of Oliver's butt.

Why do you insist on taking photos of things I can't have?

They have 13g of sugar and 50 calories for three pieces and cost a dollar. Each piece is the size of an average lemon drop. A quick online search shows single 6 oz bags at Rau's Country Store for $1.39  and at Old Time Candy  for $2.19. Amazon is selling the same 6 oz bags for $4.65 as Ad-on items (really, Amazon?). 

Friday, August 05, 2016

Keep Your Ick On a Stick Just Give Me Charlie's Sausage Infer What You Will

 The Wisconsin State Fair started yesterday and it's time to gear up by looking at some of my fav photos from the Ghost of State Fair past.

From Charlie's Under the Sky Glider

The whipped jewel in the pastry crown, State Fair Cream Puffs

Thought the Rot on the roof was funny but caught this better choice for a smooch hunk senario

Having own affair with massive turkey leg. Very Roman

Yes, please

Note: Crazy Grazin' Day is this Tuesday, August 9. I promise if you follow the link, the first two items will be disturbing.