Momservation: How can life be bad if you’re holding an ice cream cone in your hand?
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It just so happens that July is National Ice Cream Month. Like we need any excuse to eat ice cream around here.
But it was hot. Kids were bored and whiny. I needed a diversion.
Thanks to my friends at Fresh & Easy they wanted to help in the form of an ice cream social.
Say no more. You had me at Orange Cream.
So I had the kids text/call their friends to see if they wanted to help us eat ice cream. “Heck yeah” seemed to be the popular answer and suddenly we had a party.
I shot over to the new Fresh & Easy that opened around the corner from us (2540 Watt & El Camino, Sacramento) armed with a gift card. They had lots of popular brands to choose from, nearly 40 different flavors, but we went with the Fresh & Easy brand because brand products never contain high-fructose corn syrup, added trans fats, artificial colors or flavors and only use preservatives when absolutely necessary. Perfect for my daughter’s sensitivity to high fructose corn syrup.
The kids picked out Mint Chocolate Chip, Vanilla (since Fresh and Easy supplied us with Magic Shell, sprinkles, dried cherries, almonds and chocolate cream cookies as toppings), Chocolate, Cookies and Cream – and of course I picked out Orange Cream. Five half-gallon flavors for under $25.
It was easy. It was delicious. It was fun. I was a hero. I took all the credit.
Feel free to poach the ice cream social idea and claim credit when you’re ready to sell the kids on eBay.
Now excuse me while I go finish off the Orange Cream I stashed and said was all gone…