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Chuck Hinman: IJMA No. 059. America's Favorite Food

It's Just Me Again No. 059, by Chuck Hinman: Ice Cream - America's Favorite Food
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By Chuck Hinman

In the good old summertime, or any old time for that matter, there is nothing that hits the spot like good old ice cream.

I live at Tallgrass Estates, an upscale retirement facility in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, where the chefs frequently tickle our "fancies" with deserts with funny foreign names.

But when the desert carts make their appearance at the doors to the chandeliered dining room and word spreads like wild fire "OH, IT'S ICE CREAM," you can feel the emotion, and it wouldn't take much encouragement to get a chant started "Ice Cream, Ice Cream, we all scream for Ice Cream!"

Remember? And keep in mind this is a place that features "gracious living" and sophomoric chanting at the dinner table is discouraged. Ahem!

The favorite flavor at Tallgrass is Butter Pecan but sometimes they spoil us rotten with an assortment of ice cream sundaes or root beer floats or ala mode cobblers and pies. Yummy. Occasionally they tickle our palates with an ice cream flavor that sounds like "spemoni" [spumoni] that tastes like something angels would eat. It would be just like them to be getting us ready for our heavenly food.

Of course most of us have Braum's ice cream bars in our frig. If Chef Greg ever introduces "oatmeal ala mode with prunes," save me a seat at breakfast Helen!

As you can tell, I love ice cream! But who doesn't?

Writers note. My funeral plans are made but next time I see Arnold Moore at a funeral, I need to ask him about refrigerated caskets with ice cream. Oh well, it was just an idea.

Written by Chuck Hinman, 24 July 2008

This story was posted on 2012-09-02 01:47:36
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