Monday, June 18, 2007

Strawberry Fields Forever

When I was little, I was pretty sure I invented a new kind of ice cream sundae: vanilla ice cream with sliced strawberries and their juice, and chocolate syrup. Now that I'm older, I realize I was probably not the first person in the history of the world to think of that combination...but I still do enjoy it.

Fun fact: My belly is now so large that I can rest my ice cream bowl on it while I type in between bites. (I'm leaning back in our office chair with my feet up on the CPU--works quite nicely.)

Also when I was little, I never understood why they didn't sell strawberry juice. I mean, they have apple juice and grape juice and orange juice...why not bottle that fantastically yummy goodness that I eagerly slurped from my bowl of sliced strawberries? I still like to drink it...Steve just shakes his head...probably there is no hope of my not passing my terrible sweet tooth on to this baby.

The shortcake was, as expected, fabulous. We might need to go back to Aldi and see if we can get more berries--they were as good or better than the ones we bought roadside a few weeks ago, and tons cheaper.


The Bontragers said...

Ok, so I'm coming over to your side to tell about "red" vs. "thatched" roofs :) Red roofs are chains, therefore - my friend says - they tend to be slower, and unfortunately, dirtier. Thatched roofs are franchises and usually have a owner/manager on staff most of the time. Therefore, they tend to keep things "cleaner" and have better customer service. Now, keep in mind, this IS someone's opinion and I'm sure like anything else, there are exceptions to the rule. Only now, after she told me that, I've noticed those same things, and have become "paranoid" over cleanliness (not just of the kitchen, but of the restaurant as a whole). So over time, my mind, paranoia (sp?), and lack of any kind of real research have slowly turned me into a "thatched roof only" customer :) Yes, crazy I know.

Anonymous said...

You make me laugh out loud, sweetheart... :) keep chuggin' the berries... it's that time of year. :)

Amanda said...

They sell strawberry juice in Europe, especially me, Erin & I were loading up at all the petrol stations while we were over there!