Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Please don't Scream...for Ice Cream

It is ice cream season (yay!).

So, every day around 5, like clockwork, I hear the tinny, repetitive music as the scariest ice cream truck ever makes the rounds of our neighborhood (boo!).

Yes, 5 o'clock. Right before dinner. I mean, is anyone finished with dinner by 5? This guy is totally shooting himself in the foot with his timing.

Which isn't to say that I would be lining the kids up for his treats no matter what time he came. The truck is scary. Like, kidnappers-in-a-van scary...but with music.

So he comes and the kids beg. And I pretend I don't see him. "I have no idea what you are talking about. A truck? With ice cream? I have never heard of such a thing."

Besides, I have the fridge stocked with these babies...Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches. They are all yummy and not-bad-for-you (really!) and yummy...did I say that part already?

The lovely ladies at Mom Central hooked me up with some free Skinny Cow stuff. (Oh, how I love those ladies at Mom Central!) So I went wild and picked up some Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Sandwiches. I already knew I loved the vanilla, and the peanut butter swirl is absolutely delish!

Cookies & Cream was, as expected, another winner. Sprout loves them almost as much as I do! Of course, Tater is suspicious of any ice cream that isn't vanilla (except for the electric blue cotton candy flavor at Maggie Moo's, which for some reason seems like a good idea to him).

I love having these treats on hand.

Love the single-serving format - very difficult to overindulge when you would have to go get another sandwich (not that I haven't...but it slows me down a tad).

Love the ice's all ice-creamy and awesome.

Love the stats...low fat...low calorie.

Love the opportunity to divert attention from the ice cream man.

"Hey! Look what I have in the freezer for after dinner!"

Maybe if I get some of the cute little cones, I could present them with a variety of choices.

As if I were the ice cream man...but less skeevy.


Caitlin Dee said...

haha too funny

I like skinny cow ice cream, too!

Anonymous said...

Greetings. Found you via Bookieboo. Nice little blog you have here. LOVE this post about the ice cream!

Clemencia said...

Is funny that you mention that, over here the ice cream truck comes by so fast that my daughter run half a block and couldn't catch up to her, why? well she was on her cell phone...