Thanks to Facebook I have come to notice something. Many of my food blog buddies are also born in July. I know you're not supposed to put any faith in astrology, but Cancers are said to be domestically gifted. We are supposed to be fine cooks. Looking at my fellow Cancerian food bloggers, that really would seem to be true.
Anyway, I started my day by bringing a cake to work. This is not an official Sweet Treat of the Week (I'm saving that for the weekend). I bought some sour cherries the other day and decided I really prefer sweet ones for snacking. I searched the net for a nice dessert recipe that would sweeten the cherries and use things I already had in my kitchen. I found this perfect sour cherry cake at Not Quite Nigella. So on my birthday, I baked a cake for other people. This cake was incredibly easy to make (once I pitted the cherries because I refuse to make people spit pits out when eating one of my desserts) and for something so simple, was incredibly tasty. It was gone within an hour.
Onward to lunch. With all the baking I do for these people, do you think they would take me out to lunch on my birthday? You thought wrong. Cheap(expletive dleted)s! I decided to have a one-woman celebration. I headed to Mr. Frosty's!
Yes, I had ice cream for lunch. It's my birthday. I can do that. YES I CAN!
Mr. Frosty's is just a nice little roadside ice cream stand in Norwalk, CT. The ice cream isn't fancy or homemade. Still, it has a decent variety of both soft and hard ice creams. All the toppings you could want are available with lots of good sundae options. While it may not be The Bellvale Creamery, it's tasty in it's own way.
I indulged in the S'more Sundae. It's graham cracker crumbs, ice cream, hot fudge, and marshmallow sauce. How's that for a good birthday lunch?
A bonus with Mr. Frosty's is the view across the street. It's nice to just sit on the provided picnice benches with my ice cream and a book and just relax.
Of course my husband is taking me for a birthday dinner tonight. You'll just have to wait for that one.