National Ice Cream Day



I had no idea when I started my blog just a few days ago that I would be able to talk about two of my very favorite foods so soon.  Today is National Ice Cream day!  Just think.  If I hadn’t started this blog until next month I would have missed National French Fries Day and National Ice Cream day and might have been stuck talking about National Watermelon Day, which I enjoy but watermelon isn’t a guilty pleasure.  It belongs on my other blog, “Things I Love to Eat but Are Healthy, What’s Up With That?”

My father is the oldest child in a large family and ice cream was a rare treat for them.  My Dad loves to tell my sister and me about how he always picked the oldest spoon in the drawer when ice cream was brought home.  He’d let his seven younger siblings have the newer spoons.  You see the oldest spoon was also the sharpest having been worn down from years of use.  The carton of ice cream was opened on the kitchen table and they’d dig in until it was all gone.

My mother grew up on a dairy farm and was a dairy science major in college.  She loved to make homemade ice cream.  We had one of those hand crank ice cream makers.  She had no interest in getting an electric one.  I guess she figured that by having to crank she was working off a few of the calories.  We all took turns cranking and by the time it was finished we’d earned our reward. Yum!

Enjoy some ice cream today if it’s one of your guilty pleasures.  I’m going to have some Breyer’s Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough.  What’s your favorite flavor?

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National French Fries Day


Yesterday was National French Fries day.  How had I not known about this holiday?  Potatoes are one of my favorite foods.  I enjoy them baked, mashed or fried.  I also like them tatertoted, hashbrowned, curled or waffled. I know they aren’t very healthy and I have cut back in recent years.  But when I heard that it was French Fries day I had to indulge in this most delicious of guilty pleasures.

What’s your favorite kind of French Fry?

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What is a Guilty Pleasure?

Hi and welcome to my new blog.  Like my profile says I’m a writer and I work as a reference librarian in a public library.  I decided to write about guilty pleasures because, well, I have a lot of them.  Heck, I didn’t want to run out of things to talk about by the end of summer.  So what is a guilty pleasure?  Being a good reference librarian Google and I are on a first name basis.  Just kidding ALA(American Library Association).  Anyway here’s what Wikipedia has to say about guilty pleasures,

A guilty pleasure is something one enjoys and considers pleasurable despite feeling guilt for enjoying it. The “guilt” involved is sometimes simply fear of others discovering one’s lowbrow or otherwise embarrassing tastes. Fashion, video games, music, movies, and junk food can be examples of guilty pleasures.

So along with books, TV shows, movies and food I’ll be talking about some of my other guilty pleasures like staying up late along with the accompanying sleeping in.  Just two of my favorite guilty pleasures.

What’s your favorite guilty pleasure?

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