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 before...it 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 them...it'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!