Sunday, June 7, 2015
For Sunday, June 7th, 2015
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
SUNDAY, JUNE 7TH, 2015
14 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER
Sunrise: 5:56 am
Sunset: 9:00 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
June 7th is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. It is a great day to eat America's favorite flavor of ice cream. With the arrival of warm, summer weather, cooling off with a little of chocolate ice cream is a natural. Celebrate National Chocolate Ice Cream Day by enjoying it a few times today. It's as simple as that. Just make sure to eat it quickly before it melts in the summer heat.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
We dare not trust our wit for making our house pleasant to our friend, so we buy ice cream.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I had a great time last year at our county fair. It was a hot day and everyone enjoyed some ice cream, so that is what my pictures are of today.
Chocolate ice cream is good, but it is not my favorite. I prefer Butter Pecan. I did a search on a chocolate ice cream dessert so that I could share a recipe with you all today and this is what I found.
Frozen Chocolate Oreo Ice Cream Cake
One 13 ounce package Oreos or chocolate sandwich cookies, plus additional to garnish if desired
16 ounces chocolate cake, such as a storebought chocolate pound or bundt cake
2 quarts vanilla ice cream, very soft
1 cup chocolate sauce, warmed
4 ounces dark chocolate
1 tablespoon butter
Prepare a 10 inch springform pan by greasing lightly with butter or baking spray. Roughly chop or crumble the sandwich cookies into quarters or smaller bite sized bits, and divide into three parts. Crumble the cake into a large bowl, and stir in about 1/3 of the crumbled sandwich cookies.
Dump in about 2/3 of a quart of very soft vanilla ice cream, and stir gently but thoroughly until the cake and ice cream are well combined. Press this mixture into the bottom of the springform pan.
In a separate bowl, mix the remaining 1 1/3 quarts vanilla ice cream with another 1/3 of the crumbled cookies. Swirl in about 1/2 cup of the chocolate sauce. Press this on top of the cake mixture in the springform pan; it will come nearly up to the top of the pan.
Press the remaining cookies into the top of the cake and drizzle the remaining sauce over top, swirling it and pressing it in so it doesn't run over the side of the pan.
Cover the cake pan and freeze for at least 4 hours, ideally overnight.
When ready to serve, let the cake sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes, and run a knife around the inside of the cake pan. Open the springform mold gently; it should release easily from the slightly melted cake. Refreeze the unmolded cake while you prepare the chocolate.
Gently melt the chocolate with the butter over low heat in a small saucepan. When completely melted, drizzle over the ice cream cake and serve in big wedges with additional cookies to garnish, if you need one last dose of crunchy cookie!
I’m not so sure if I’ll make this recipe or not. It does sound extremely good, but I’m a little on the lazy side and for me it is easier to serve my cake with a dollop of ice cream on top, drizzled with some chocolate syrup and sprinkled with some Oreo cookie crumbles.
It is hard to believe it is Sunday once again. This week was a fast one. It’s time for me to take some time out for some good R and R and I hope you all can too.
Have a RESTFUL and relaxing Sunday !
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
2832. for ice cream, chocolate is good
2833. for a day to rest and relax
2834. for the porch a good place to stay cool on a hot day
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT's
GOD BLESS YOU !
ADVICE FOR TODAY
My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…
You're blessed when you're content with just who you are—no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought
Matthew 5:5 (MSG)