Chocolate Milkshakes! What a Wonderful Treat!

Sep 12th

Good Morning!  Today I want to give a HUGE round of applause, some cheers and big thanks for all of the bikers who went to Washington DC as part of the 2 Million Bikers to DC ride yesterday!  What an amazing sight!  I wish there had been some way to be there with them.  Amazing and incredibly touching.  The patriotic love of our country was overwhelming and I found myself in tears more than once as I saw the love for God and nation from every single one of them.  I have to also express my absolute disgust for the LACK of journalistic integrity displayed yesterday. Not one single mainstream news station covered the bikers.  Not one.  They had absolutely no trouble reporting in advance about the Million Muslim March (which turned out to be about 58 people from what I heard), but when it came to patriotic Americans there was absolute media silence.  If it weren’t for Facebook and The Blaze and a brief blurb on Fox, nobody would have known it was happening!  Well, except the folks who were lucky enough to see them riding through DC. 

Today’s celebrations are VERY limited.  The only one besides the food celebration was Video Games, and we just had another video game celebration recently.  Honestly, I didn’t think we needed another tribute to the very things that keep our kids firmly settled on the couch instead of outside playing or doing something productive.  So we have our food celebration and we’re done.  Good thing it’s a good one!

Food Celebration of the Day

National Chocolate Milkshake Day – Well, yum!  Chocolate milkshakes are my favorite.  Vanilla is a close second.  There’s just something about a thick, rich chocolate milkshake that hits the spot though.  If you add malt powder to it, that’s even better!  There’s a 50’s style diner not far from where I live that I would take my kids to for a birthday treat.  Their milkshakes are HUGE!  They make them in those giant silver shake glasses, then pour them into a soda glass like the one pictured, top them with whipped cream and cherries, and bring you not only the milkshake but the silver container that is still half full with milkshake!  That’s a LOT of shake and plenty for two – of course the kids always wanted their own.  Of course, milkshakes are getting quite expensive out in restaurants, but they are so simple to make at home, why bother going out to get one?  Simply combine a little milk with some chocolate ice cream, add a little extra chocolate syrup and mix it in the blender.  Easy!  If you have your milkshake with a side of fries to dip into the milkshake (hey! don’t knock it til you’ve tried it! Perfect combo of salty and sweet)  If you’re on a diet, consider using fat free frozen yogurt instead of ice cream – every little caloric savings helps!  Now here’s something I didn’t know until today – did you know that when milkshakes were first invented in 1885 that they also included whiskey?  Makes me wonder if that’s what contributed to their popularity!  Here are some delicious treats to try.
     

Bottoms up!

This Day In History

1953 – Future President John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier.

Well, as you go about your day, sipping your milkshake and eating your fries, please smile and be happy in that moment.  God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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