Do you like Ice Cream or another summer Treat?

Do you like Ice Cream or another summer Treat?

Despite the new school year starting, it’s still summer and will be for almost another month. There’s plenty of time for us “northerners” to enjoy our favorite warm weather foods before the chill of autumn descends on us. For me, my favorite summer time indulgence is ice cream, and I think that delicious treat might compete for the top five favorite foods.

I often tell people around me that I’ve never met an ice cream I didn’t like (by the way, I love the creamy treat throughout the year, it just seems to taste all the better when the mercury is rising during the warm months – and don’t get me started about the awesome taste of homemade ice cream). 😊

Tying this subject to my earlier posts about slowing down and porches (GO HERE), I suppose for me the simple things in life often satisfy the most. Sitting on a porch with a bowl of ice cream (preferably a French vanilla caramel sundae), with some music playing and an enjoyable book waiting for me, is a perfect way to relax. Imagine an 80-degree day, you’re out of the sunlight and you feel a perfect breeze while you sit under the porch roof, or perhaps under a canopy of trees, or any other comfortable outdoor setting. Maybe you watch your kids playing while you consume the treat, or perhaps you enjoy the indulgence with your kids.

How can one feel stressed when they are consuming a delicious bowl of ice cream (or any other favorite indulgence)?

A true story: when I was a kid, I used to help an owner of an ice cream truck route pick-up stray wrappers from kids who had unwrapped their treats and had tossed their garbage to the ground. In return for my help, the driver would let me pick an ice cream bar of my choice. My family didn’t have a lot of money, so working for 10-15 minutes gathering the stray garbage around the truck, was well worth it for me, and it was a good thing for the ice cream truck owner too.

What summer foods do you enjoy the most?

If you have a porch or something similar, what treat would you enjoy while relaxing outside?

We northerners, regarding seasonal weather, are a tough lot (GO HERE). Let’s soak up the pleasant weather before the freezing winds of winter come upon us. Storing up memories of the warmer months helps us journey through the frigid days, which develops in us a definite anticipation of the renewal of spring and of all the wonderful outdoor pleasures the warmer months bring.

Have you noticed when we take time to relax and enjoy simple pleasures, our worries and stresses seem to fade to the background (at least temporarily)? Maybe finding those simple moments will help reduce the anxieties that seem so prevalent today. 😊

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Do you have a preferred summer treat? Let us know in the comments below, and please share this post. 🙂 

Thanks for reading,

T.P. Johnson

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