Monday, August 1, 2016

Menopause and being sweet

Ice Cream and Cake!

The problem with this post is that it is oxymoronical (I don't actually think that's a real word, but it could be, given that it has all the right parts).

The older we get, the more doctor appointments we have. That's a given. Stuff that never hurt starts hurting. Things that used to be relatively easy (like sleep and weight loss) aren't so easy any more. And they want more and more blood every time we make an appointment. Blood and the scale are just automatic, like having your proof of insurance.

So my blood was tested (probably selling the leftovers to hungry vampires, because who in their right mind needs ten tubes to test?) and it came back sweet.
As in borderline diabetic.
And we all know where that leads, don't we? It leads to having to GIVE YOURSELF SHOTS and I am not a fan of needles.
So now I have to watch what I eat. (I was ALREADY WATCHING because I love looking at food before it goes into my mouth. Especially something pretty, like frosted cupcakes.)
Getting old? Right now I'm not liking it very much.

But right before I was told that I had to quit loving life, I was able to take advantage of my ignorance and enjoy a blogging event at Dewey's Bakery.

Dewey's has long been the go-to for birthday cakes (try their pink lemonade cake! It's the best!), but now they have added ice cream to their roster of homemade products.

And I taste-tested it.
(This was before I found out I have sweet blood.)

Dewey's used to have an ice cream shop (Blue Ridge) inside their bakery at Thruway Shopping Center. But the Blue Ridge folks retired and so Dewey's bought their business and now, Dewey's is making ice cream in the flavors of their famous baked goods.

I taste-tested several flavors: S'mores, Red Velvet, Sugar Cake, Banana Pudding, Oatmeal Sandwich, and Pink Lemonade Cake. Here's the scoop (see what I did there?):

*S'mores had a marshmallow ice cream base, which was a little too sweet for me.
*I wanted to love Red Velvet, because I love Red Velvet cake, but the color was very bright red, and there was a disassociation between the color and what my brain wanted to taste. My eyes were telling my brain that bright red ice cream should be fruity-tasting.
*Sugar Cake was close to perfection because of the cinnamon-flavored ice cream. And I'm of the belief that in this life if you can choose only one spice? It should be cinnamon.
*Banana Pudding was good. I'm not a fan of the banana pudding pudding (if that makes sense), but it was good as an ice cream flavor.
*Oatmeal Sandwich tasted just like one! I liked the cookie crumbles in that one.
*The other ladies loved the Pink Lemonade Cake, but to me it just tasted like vanilla ice cream. I didn't get that jolt of lemon that I wanted. If you don't get enough frosting chunks in that one, you don't get the flavor.

The thing that was most impressive about this ice cream (and I eat A LOT of ice cream, which is probably why I'm so sweet!) is that they use a ratio of 1/1, so that their ice cream blends are 50% ice cream and 50% mix-ins. It's like when you get a slice of birthday cake and a scoop of ice cream and yo mix's not just mostly ice cream with very little cake. AND--bonus!--the mix-ins are NOT SOGGY! I don't know how they do it, but the chunks don't get mushy!

So if you're in Winston and the doctor has not told you that you are too sweet, you need to try Dewey's ice cream. Make sure you have a scoop for me!


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oatmeal sandwich?!?!? i need that in my life now. and ugh for the sweet blood. :(

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh but wait.... cinnamon everything is my favorite so maybe sugar cake, or maybe a scoop of each please.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Oh, Kirby, that stinks. Sweets and carbs in general are about my favorite thing. Good luck.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Hoping your too sweet blood won't get any sweeter...Magoo tested that way three years ago and so far, so good.
Those flavors sound delicious. I'm not a fan of cake in my ice cream, or much of anything else for that matter. Isn't that weird? I love them both so much, but not mixed! I'll go hang out there with you, though...sounds like a wonderful place. Maybe they have a low sugar version?

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

After visiting the website, I'd be a regular visitor and stuffing my face with that Sugar Cake and cake squares, too. Free cake squares today...if I start driving now, can I make it???

Rose L said...

I love sweets as well. I am a brownie lover--butterscotch brownies!! Mmmm!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

OH cinnamon flavored ice cream!! Heaven! Boo for sweet blood -- hope you've been feeling ok because I know that can make you feel pretty crappy. :/
xo Heidi

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh boy, pre-diabetic is yucky, so I hope you can keep your sugar down. My 11 year old granddaughter has diabetes and it is a roller coaster ride. So glad you got to taste all those flavors before you found out! I love trying new ice cream flavors. I'd have to try that banana pudding :-)

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I love cinnamon ice cream! I know what you mean about that doctor thing . . . I've added a urologist to my already long list. That one really makes you feel old because every patient is over 80...

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I love cinnamon ice cream! I know what you mean about that doctor thing . . . I've added a urologist to my already long list. That one really makes you feel old because every patient is over 80...

Junkchiccottage said...

They all sound so yummy! Cinnamon and oat meal cookie would probably be my faves.
Sorry about the pre diabetic news. Hopefully if you watch your sugar consumption that will help.
I tell ya getting older is not for sissy's!!!!!!!

Marie Blackburn said...

Oh my these flavors sound delicious but the Banana Pudding would be my first choice. Sorry about your diagnosis but I'm sure you can get those sugar levels down if you let us visit Dewey's for you and send you the review.

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