Ooooooh . . Today’s Celebration Is DELICIOUS!

Sep 12th

Good Morning and A Happy Friday To You!  As tired as I was yesterday, I’m thinking that it’s a wonderful thing that we have come to Friday.  We have a busy day tomorrow, but Sunday I am planning on doing NOTHING that needs to be on a time schedule.  That means that alarm clocks are banned.  Breakfast will be leisurely and if I don’t want to get dressed until noon, I won’t!   Bliss!

Today is slim on celebrations on purpose.  The only other one besides the food celebration was about video games, and quite honestly I don’t see the purpose in celebrating something AGAIN (there was a celebration on this just a few weeks back) that just keeps kids inside and not running around and having fun in the fresh air.  That’s OK though! Today’s food celebration is such a good one that it pretty much deserves a day all to itself!

This Day In History

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

Food Celebration of the Day

National Chocolate Milkshake Day –  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. when they were growing up.  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 f.ll with milkshake!  That’s a LOT of shake and plenty for two – of course the kids always wanted their own.  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 a lot of folks may not know . . .when milkshakes were first invented in 1885 they included whiskey!  Makes me wonder if that’s what contributed to their popularity!  Here are some delicious treats to try.

Have a milkshake for me!   As much as I would love one, I’ve had enough food cheats this week to mess up the diet.  I guess I should have looked ahead at the calendar so I could have planned better!  Well, time to run to work! God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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