Monday, February 4, 2019

The We Aren't Paying You To Eat Our Ice Cream Say Cheese! Link Up

But somebody should.

They added a clause at the bottom saying  0˚ is free but you can't make money if it's negative 12. If?

Quick Recap
Polar Vortex, -61˚F windchill although I can only testify to -48 and absorbing fun facts while getting Overlook Hotel scale cabin fever. Did you know the average temperature on Mars is -80 and base camp on Mt. Everest was a balmy -30˚F?

My cousin Nanci with Saturday's menu
And my car died in underground parking. One week later I still can't get AAA out here. I will only say one thing about AAA because I really want to talk about ice cream. AAA can &*%! my •¶§∞ing £™¢∞ with a cherry on top.

This town has a lot better ice cream than pizza
Meanwhile, we've had three warm days, the first of which unless you count 17˚ above as warm and some do was Saturday. On Saturday we saw some guy get out of his truck on Monroe Street in a tank top. It was 38˚, we were eating ice cream.


We were eating because it was Ice Cream For Breakfast Day. The Chocolate Shoppe didn't have any of that Siciliano fare mentioned here, but they did have a Breakfast Monster Shake which I got, an Ice Cream Donut Sandwich with donuts from the Greenbush Bakery, stuff made with Lucky Charms, Waffle Sundaes and juice. Yes, juice. They also stitched together The Breakfast Monster Shake, pictured below.

Hi, my name is Michayla and I can not be held responsible for anything that happens after you make this purchase
There was only one (very sweet) kid working and a line formed right after I ordered this crime against nature. My cousin tried to keep a Wisconsin theme by ordering a waffle sundae with Door County Cherry and Mackinac Island Fudge ice cream (Mackinac Island is in Michigan). It seemed to melt quickly, see the last photo.

I got looks because I chose vanilla ice cream. Welcome to Wisconsin
And then Michayla was off making 1, 2, 3 more of these sugar coma death shakes.

"Down here, down here. Hey, look, our glasses are coated in chocolate with Jimmies."
I pictured the Monster Breakfast Shakes trying to get these two off their phones. 

Nanci put away her phone and drank her brunch like a good girl (sounds like high school)
One more fun fact, I think I got sick from the romaine lettuce and spinach salad I had for dinner but I was fine with the Lucky Charms vanilla ice cream and chocolate banana Breakfast Monster Shake I had for brunch.

Without further ~burp~ ado, it's time for the photo and/or recipe Say Cheese! Link Up

54 comments:

  1. Brrr - that is way too cold! But nice to sit in the warmth with that ice cream!

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    1. You must see a lot of subzero temps, Lady Fi. But yes, that kind of extreme is insane.

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  2. You've earned your free scoop. Definitely.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Why thank you, can I have some hot fudge, nuts and whipped cream on that?

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  3. It's very cold out there ......
    I do not like ice cream ... never! I do not understand how you can eat "ice" .... brrr.... brrr

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    1. It was close to the weather on Mars. How can you not like ice cream. Even if you're lactose intolerant, how can you not like ice cream?

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  4. I'm with you. I'd have this right along with you. Who cares if it's freezing outside, this is ice cream for goodness sake.

    I linked this post to Happy Tuesday. I also linked to this meme.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. It was a nice day, cloudy but in the high 30s so basically springtime, Sandee.

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  5. My mom is an ice cream junkie. She went to Culvers during the Polar Vortex and got two large concrete mixers. One she ate when she got home, the other is in the freezer for another day. Why not use a 2 for 1 coupon even when you are by yourself? Enjoy! Those ice creams look super yummy!

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    1. I didn't know Culvers had made it up your way. A small WI town might not have a hospital but by gum it's got a Culvers and six bars. I love your mom and yes, I have a purse pocket and car compartment full of Culvers coupons. Did MN get in the -50s or 60s?

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  6. I have never tried it for breakfast, but seem to want to eat more in colder weather, especially after ice skating.

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    1. You are a true cold weather outdoorsman, Prairie. I remember wanting hot chocolate and a frozen Snickers after ice skating.

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  7. Yummm!!! But I rather have ice-cream on a warm day!

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    1. Not after ice skating? Ice cream on a warm day usually turns into a big mess but I'll take it any day.

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  8. Well...I was hoping my silly birds would be cheesy enough today .... but me cropping the butt end of my photo is even cheesier, although I didn’t do it on purpose. ... My lord you Wisconsin people are tough. I can’t eat ice cream unless it’s 80 degrees out. Next thing, I suppose you’ll be telling me that people Up East jump into frozen lakes on New Year’s Day..... thanks for hosting. The breakfast treats actually look good (and it’s warm enough here).

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    1. And they were, Sallie and yeah I laughed at the bottom half bird. It never dawned on me about it being weird because of the weather, just the breakfast part. Yeah there's a Polar Bear Plunge here too. I've rarely been tempted to jump in cold water of any kind and the older I get the warmer that water needs to be. I practically scream to the rafters when I jump in the lap pool. I thought Lucky Charms was a good choice for the Monster Shake.

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  9. I would love that place. What a wonderful shop. I hope that gets warmer for you. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

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    1. They're are a few of them around town but my favorite is out of town where the vat of cheese in the next post is from. They make the most extraordinary sundaes.

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  10. Sorry about your car! Ice cream's the best! Is the moral of the story, it's better to eat ice cream rather than salad? ;)

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    1. What a pain in the arse that was, Tina. Yes, that is the moral!

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  11. How warm was it in the ice cream shop? I love their sale strategy and all their combinations! It must be working. I know your cold is a lot colder than ours, but whenever we do have a cold snap, I always see someone wearing shorts or flip flops. And usually it's paired with something warm, like shorts and a sweatshirt, or shorts and gloves, or something that makes them look ridiculous. As if shorts in freezing weather isn't ridiculous enough. Enjoy your ice cream!

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    1. It was warm enough for me to take off my long sleeved shirt when I spilled ice cream on it. This is a good neighborhood shop and I wish they had more business but it did pick up and there was only one young lady working. Oh yeah, the idiot in a hoodie, shorts and flip flops, that's something you see around campus, frostbite be damned I guess.

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  12. Oh my! That's a lot of sweetness in that drink!

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  13. The Breakfast Monster Shake looks really delicious!

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    1. It wasn't half bad but a challenge to finish. I was surprised how well the Lucky Charms tasted in the mix.

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  14. I would've joined you! The Husband and I just got home from driving the backroads looking for the best spots to take photos of the "Hey, snow! snow!" on the low mountain range around us. For many young folks (below 40), snow on them dar mountains is rare. Anyway as we were driving into town for tacos, all I could think of was getting ice cream. Now, after reading your post, I wish I had.

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    1. You wouldn't have to go further than the front door for that here. I get to drive in it tomorrow, yea. I suppose it's a rare thing so exciting to see but I still say the mountains are the thing to wonder at. I wish you had too. Have you ever had aquas frescas?

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    2. Is that the Mexican drink with rice? Nope. I'm told it's tasty but I can't get beyond the yuckiness of its look. I'm always in wonder with our mountains. When I moved back here after 30-some years living in San Francisco and the East Bay, I didn't realize how much I missed the mountains and the open sky. :-)

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  15. I can't imagine the weather being that cold but the ice cream sure looks good!

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    1. Dexter was an ice cream cat, any of you guys ever tempted?

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  16. Ive never seen a shake made like these!!

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    1. Hey Karen, I tried about six of your blogs but couldn't find the right one. Feel free to let me know the best place to shout back at you.

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  17. it is never too cold for ice cream

    Mollyx

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  18. Oh my gosh, those look so good! I would choose vanilla too. This post has reminded me of why I live in Florida by the way.

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    1. Ha, if I took photos of what's waiting for me outside it would be another reason to stay down there.

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  19. Linking up (finally, because we were without power for 2 days) from the snowy California mountains - 7 inches, never seen so much snow -didn't mind the snow though - took a ton of pics - how can you even think of ice cream!! - cheese!

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    1. Wow, that's a lot for you, I think ten inches here today. I can't wait to see those photos, J.

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    2. Oh and two days is way too long to be without power, how did you guys contend with that? I'm glad it's back on though.

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    1. They aren't messing around, Keith although now I kind of regret I got vanilla.

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  21. Jeanna,

    I'm a huge ice cream fan but I'm not sure I'd go out to buy it at a shop, though. I think I'd prefer to stay close to home with a blanket over my lap and then afterwards warm up with a hot cup of coffee. :) You guys have some crazy, frigid temperatures. Just please keep it to yourself, ok? lol It got cold on us but nothing like your area. It's only when I'm complaining about freezing to death that I know somewhere someone is truly a lot colder than me. That's when I proclaim how happy to live in East Tennessee. :D Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Have a fototastic week and keep warm! ;)

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    1. It got warm enough to snow like mad so that's what we're dealing with now. My only real concern is that my mom's new caretaker isn't very good at traveling even a few miles in the fresh snow and that's been something to contend with. I suppose you must get some kind of cold weather at some point in TN or don't you? I do love an excuse to make hot chocolate though.

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  22. Brrrr!!! The good news is that it won't last forever! I grew up in the Chicago area, so I can say that! Thanks for linking up to My Corner of the World and adding my bloghop to your list!

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    1. I keep forgetting that you grew up in Chitown, Betty. I think New Zealand is a much better choice, but tell me, do you miss the Cubs?

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  23. I am getting a laugh from the people eating ice cream in their winter coats.
    Aren't you supposed to be eating and drinking warm things when its cold?
    I mean...what do I know...I live in south Florida, where we wear coats like that when it gets under 75 degrees...lol!

    That ice cream sure looked good though!

    Thanks for sharing!

    - Lisa

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    1. I didn't even notice that, Lisa. It was warm I tells ya, 38˚ after minus 48 is tropical.

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  24. Yum, I'll take a crime against nature any day too! Thanks for linking up at #OMHGWW and hope to see you next week!

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    1. Hi Alice, not really sure how to follow you via your pic link. Will look for you on OMHG.

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    1. It certainly was the messiest one I've done in awhile.

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  26. Oh, those look fabulous! I do miss being able to have ice cream whilst out and about (I've got a dairy allergy, so there's so few places to get something nice).

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    1. Oh no, I've had some stomach issues when eating custard or really rich ice cream but this wasn't too hard on me. I usually stick with the less rich stuff which digests pretty well.

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