Welcome to the Spiel the Beans Linkup today where Katy and I are sharing our Favorite Summer Indulgence(s)! We would love for you to linkup yours!
I am typically pretty good about passing on treats during the year but come summer give me all the ice cream! Ice cream to me just screams summer to me and it just brings back some sweet memories.
My fave is just plain Blue Bell Dutch Chocolate in a glass topped off with some milk. My Meme always made us milkshakes when we stayed with her which was really just ice cream and milk and the ice cream gets this perfectly icey edges and it totally reminds me of her. I will never forget her fixing the Tupperware shaker and the look on her face when she started to shake vigorously only to realize the lid was not on. There was ice cream on the ceiling all over her hair and I”m positive a cuss word or two was uttered. She was precious but oh goodness she did not like a mess! When we spent the night it was always milkshakes or ice cream cones that she would deliver right to our bed while we were propped up watching TV. Yes..really. That’s the kind of grandma I want to be!
My daddy was also a sucker for some ice cream and when he was home the freezer was always stocked. It was always a fun surprise when he would head to the corner grocery at night and come back with a selection of ice cream bars. My very favorite was the grizzly bar which was chocolate ice cream covered in a chocolatey, nutty crunch. So…darn….good! Once we were grown he always brought back an ice cream to share with his dog Corkey.
The first summer after Dillon was born I came to realize how much Keith loved a good coke float. It was probably the first treat Dillon really had at about 7 months and he was crazy over them. I have such sweet memories of him bouncing on my bed, mouth wide open, waiting for another bite from his daddy!
Late night trips to Sonic for a Reeses blast or a drive through DQ for a yummy blizzard are some of our favorite parts of summer. We even tried our hand at making a homemade ice cream in the Cuisanart and a simple vanilla with some bite size crushed candy definitely comes close to blizzard status! I love having these special times with my kids.
If I really had my pick, though, it would be soft serve chocolate in a plain cone. When I was growing up you could find chocolate soft serve at the Dairy Freeze down the street and it was my favorite. Rarely do you find a good soft chocolate anymore but in June when we were in Missouri we found the perfect chocolate custard at Andy’s and I was in heaven.
This one gets me in major trouble but when the hot weather hits it is the drink I crave the most! At 210 calories for only 8oz it can really add up, especially when it’s super hot outside. Thankfully I can only drink a couple before it’s time for momma to call it a night.
And of course shopping is probably my largest indulgence. I mean there’s the #Nsale with new upcoming season clothes but then there are so many amazing sales at Old Navy and Gap and Loft where you can pick up tees and tops that here in Texas can be worn all year long!
The relaxed V-neck from Old Navy has been my absolute favorite and I scored several last week for like $5 each. I’m so hard on items like this and the one I purchased in May already had a hole in it so I was super excited to pick up a few more. The linen V-Neck at Gap is also perfect for wearing in the hot Texas heat but also will be great for laying under a jacket in the fall.
These indulgences of mine can get me in trouble with my pocket book and my waist band if I’m not careful!
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