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Monday, February 27, 2012

Remembering Ice Cream Socials...


Hi, ya'll.....
Hope you had a fabulous weekend...

THE ICE CREAM FAIRY
has been to 
SWEET NOTHINGS
and 
BOY !!, 
did we enjoy her.
For the occasion, a couple of bunches of $5 grocery store flowers were in order....
here they are, just waiting to be cut, separated, and placed in an awesome container....
 Here's a few I put in adorable little canning jars......
 and tucked them into the cutest little wire bottle holder.
The cutie was sent to me from LIZ at THE BRAMBLEBERRY COTTAGE
last year.
I've really REALLY enjoyed it....
........it makes a great little centerpiece when you need something very low...
and "not too much"........just perfect with a few lovely BLOOMS inside.  ♥♥  ♥♥



Then we gathered FRUIT......

fresh, ripe, sweet STRAWBERRIES are always wanted on ice cream around here....
we slice them and pile them high on vanilla ice cream....




and, BANANAS are wanted by Mr. Sweet and others in our home fellowship group of the best friends in the whole, wide world......

....and, then came the TOPPINGS....
let's see now....I KNOW we have CHOCOLATE SYRUP...it must still be in the fridge...
then there's CHERRY DR. PEPPER topping...
and
pecans....of COURSE
and
TOASTED MARSHMALLOW topping
and
crushed PINEAPPLE
with PINEAPPLE topping
and
STRAWBERRY SYRUP to go along with those FRESH STRAWBERRIES.....
and 
SWEET, THICK WHIPPED CREAM
and
BRIGHT RED CHERRIES
.....have I missed anything ?
O YES.....



I baked a country
SPICE CAKE
with 
ButterCream frosting, sprinkled with just a touch of chopped pecans...
this kind of cake tastes pretty darn good
with a big bowl of 
DRESSED UP ICE CREAM.....

O HONEY





 One of my favorites...
Raspberry Sherbert with 7UP....
Mercy, it can bring me to my knees....
we didn't have it this time....I just thought about it and probably will have one S.O.O.N.
THE ULTIMATE ......
Mr. Sweet......well, I can get just about ANYthing I want if I serve
him a big ole Banana Split.


Did I mention that this 
OLD FASHIONED ICE CREAM SOCIAL
was the dessert part of the HOME FELLOWSHIP group 
that gathered at our house on this Sunday?
It was a perfect time to have an ice cream party....77 degrees this fEBRUARY day. AWESOME...

We all had sandwiches, saving PLENTY of room for dessert....
NOW....go make YOUR SWEET SELF  a nice big bowl of your favorite......
and I hope YOU have an

39 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

holy smokes, woman! my sweet tooth just took over my whole body! :)

Elizabeth said...

Oh my, looks wonderful!

Ralph said...

What a great set of treats! I had never heard of Dr. Pepper sauce, now I am intrigued...the walnuts are lightly salted, which allows the sweet ice cream to tasre sweeter. Perhaps summer is not the only time we can eat ice cream - how about now??

Marydon said...

Is Dr. Pepper the soda? The rest are fabulous toppings & we LOVE banana splits ... but never thought about dangling it in front of hubby to get things done. Hmmmmmmmmmmm! TY for the idea!!

Have a wonderful eve ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Loretta said...

I think you love torturing my sweet tooth! lol. It all looks soooo very tempting and delicious!!! Hugs

Debbie said...

I just chuckled right out loud about the raspberry sherbet 7-Up. It does sound yummy, though!

I think this is a wonderful idea for a home fellowship. It's hot enough for Sundaes here too.

I love the addition of the cake. Delicious!

(And I loved your mantel in the earlier post. It looks wonderful. My favorite part is the lavender and the shoe forms.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I SCREAM you SCREAM we all SCREAM for Ice Cream..YUM!! Love ya girl..Gloria

LV said...

A wonderful way to celebrate and have fellowship. Also, adds a lot of pounds.

sabri said...

p.s..the ice cream looks so yummy..

Linda Chapman said...

Such a YUMMY post!!!
I want to be in YOUR Home Tean Group!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a cute little fairy! And doesn't this post look yummy! ♥

Kris said...

Whoa...naughtily delicious!!!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Gosh, forget the sandwich, just add another scoop for me:@)

Vee said...

Oh this is not helping my resolve... I tried to have some ice cream. I was sure that there'd be some left over from my party. Nope. Not even one little lick. Wonder where that all went???

Oh now I really want to try the sherbert with 7-Up drink...sounds marginally like diet food. =D

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Well now I'm hungry. I'd want everything on mine except that Dr. Pepper stuff...got a chill with that one! Really just some chocolate, banana and nuts...can't get any better than that! I miss having that tight knit church family...we had that in our last town. Nothing better!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

OH. MY. WORD!

That looks so good I can hardly stand it. I want to go running to the store to get all the trimmings to make that exact thing!!!

YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

Gina said...

I do love those old fashioned ice cream socials. That sundae looks so delicious! And your cake too! Thank you for sharing. :)

Blessings,

Gina

Gina said...

and I wanted to let you know that I am following you! Hey, I can tell a sweet lady when I meet one. Nice to meet you.

Gina

Sweet Tea said...

How cute is that chicken-wire basket centerpiece with the flowers?!! And Girl, once I start drinking that sherbert punch I just can't seem to stop; it's addicting...Now don't get me started on the ice cream. I'm sure all these things come straight from Heaven!

PEA said...

Omigosh, I haven't had a banana split in ages! I remember making them for my sons when they were still at home and oh how they used to love them:-) Of course I would have to make one for ME as well:-) Your guests must have loved everything you served. Such a great idea!! xoxo

doodles n daydreams said...

Delicious, my GKB and I just love our ice cream as well. We quite often have one in the evening, even if it is winter haha. We both love banana with it, or whatever we can find to go on it.
Have a good day.
Diana

anney said...

Heavenly! I just love those toppings for my ice cream!

Happy RT2!
Post Valentine's Date

Liz said...

Looks yummy!

Maria @ LSS said...

Oh my, that made me drool. Happy RT!

Mine's here.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Seems there is something that is dribbling off my chin right now...oh ya, it's called drool!! [Even before I became Texan ---I LOVED MY PECANS] Anything with pecans, or just right out of the shell from our yard. Nothing beats a pecan. That spice cake would have me at your doorstep in two shakes of a lamb's tail!!

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Theresa said...

Yummy looking desserts:) Makes me hungry! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Suzanne said...

That looks absolutely yummy. And I love the centerpiece. I'm off to get the 7Up and sherbet!

Jules said...

Fabulous ... You've just made me really hungry now though! Yummy ... Jules x

freckled laundry said...

Hello, sweet tooth at 8:30 a.m.! Everything looks delicious...even the flowers. Hehe! I'm totally making a raspberry sherbet & 7 up drink on my treat day this week. (I eat good for 6 days and on the 7th day, I get to eat whatever I want and as much as I want...and boy, do I take full advantage of it.) I love the idea of an old-fashioned ice cream social for fellowship!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh "BJ"!!! You are *Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevil*...

-gigggggles-

Gentle hugs,
"Auntie"

jeanne said...

It's me bj, I am alive and well but my visiting has been neglected. I'm back. I have been working on my garden club yearbook and it took sooooo long. I'm done!!! Sixty books, 18 pages each and over 1000 sheets of paper. Whew! They look great and I think I will post it next week.

I want to be in your ladies group. Mmmmmm, banana splits just makes me swoon. Yours looks soooo good. No surprise here.

The flowers are....so SWEET. speaking spring makes me smile.
Love you bunches, Jeanne.
PS: Do you live near Houston? Email me please.

Rita said...

Your post spells Spring for me. I have to tell you I Love spice cake, but that ice cream sunday is hard to walk away from.
Rita

Beth said...

This is a fun post, BJ! Who doesn't enjoy ice cream? In the summer time we like making homemade ice cream. Have a great week!
God bless, Beth

Balisha said...

Oh Lord...I just gained a pound!

Balisha

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Thanks for for sharing at my party!----- Shannon

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My goodness, how do you stay so slim??? I would be rolling..

Madeline's Album said...

I am so hungry for some of your ice cream and cake. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Darling Ice Cream Social! The Ice Cream Socials I remember from Youth Group usually consisted of the "younger" ones sitting atop of the coolers filled with salt and ice...which I found out led to wet bottoms and character building. Believe me...it worked...for I'm quite the character, as you well know! Ha! I'm sure your social group was much kinder with those banana splits to indulge in! You are one of the sweetest hostesses in the Land of Blog!
Fondly,
Pat

mississippi artist said...

My hubby made banana pudding last night-with most of the bananas that I was supposed to make bread with for a Community Arts function.Since I got sick, something had to be done with them. He did a good job,except he almost scorched the pudding-he didn't know you had to stir it! Thankfully I walked in the kitchen for medicine and noticed.He would love all these ice cream toppings of yours on top of his ice cream!