My Momma’s Fav.

Chocolate, vanilla, or both, today we celebrate a sandwich that needs no bread.  It’s National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!  This very American treat has been a common folk favorite since the 18th century.  Originally sweet cream between biscuits, the invention of portable freezers helped this dessert evolve.

You may think the most important thing about the ice cream sandwich is the ice cream, but that’s not true.  It doesn’t matter what flavor you prefer or if you spread it between to wafers or cookies.  The most important thing is how you eat it.  Do you dive in and start taking bites?  Do you eat one wafer, then double it in half creating a short fat sandwich, or do you take the entire thing apart and eat it bit by bit?  My favorite technique combines a variety of approaches.

Step 1: Lick the outside perimeter with the tip of your tongue.

Step 2: Peel the top half of both wafers off and eat them plain.

Step 3:  Eat the other half of the sandwich with small bites.

Step 4:  Get another ice cream sandwich and repeat.

My mother loves ice cream sandwiches, so I dedicate today’s holiday to her.  Have fun celebrating today with friends and your favorite ice cream sandwich eating technique.



Grab the Thelma to your Louise and act out.  It’s National Girlfriend’s Day.  Some may get confused and think today is about laying up with your man, but it’s not.  We’re celebrating female relationships that have lasted since you were five or for five minutes.

Women need women and today recognizes that special girlfriend bond! Guys may poke fun, but secretly they wish someone thought enough of them to have a conversation with them while they were in the restroom.  Men envy the close bond women share.  We’re not afraid to love each other out loud through all moods.  Girlfriends will pop out of a car trunk to make you laugh, hold you tight when you need to cry, and share a cell when things get drastic.

Let your bestie know you love and appreciate them.  Take the day or evening to share one on one girl time.  Take besties, sip wine, have a spa day or (if you can afford it) lay around doing nothing.  If you budget by day and splurge by night, own tonight! It’s not only Ladies Night, It’s Girlfriends day!  Have fun and…


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