Most of us think of holidays as one of those few days our employer actually pays us to stay home. We all know the big ones: New Year's, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. And yes, some employers are a little more generous but most likely you'll have no more than 7 days a year that you consider a holiday. Depending on your religious beliefs you may add a few more to that annual list, and find that you're up to a dozen or so.
For a day to be considered a "National Holiday" it needs to be declared so by Congress. And then of course we have the "commercial holidays" that we all love, which in effect are simply days that have become popular over the years. We all love them, but for some of us that just isn't enough. Organizations, corporation, and even loosely connected groups of people can "declare" a day for any reason they choose. Some of these days catch on and become popular with the general population, some remain only recognized by their creator, and some fizzle out and become a mere memory after only a year or two.
The point is - Every day, somewhere someone is celebrating something.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

August 2, 2010 ~ Ice Cream Sandwich Day


What more can I say, I like this holiday.  I have two ideas for you today.  If you haven't heard of this before you're going to love this...Ice Cream Sandwich Cake.  There are plenty of  recipes out on the internet but the basic ingredients are 16 ice cream sandwiches, a large container of frozen whipped topping, a jar of fudge sauce topping, and some type of candy or nut for a bit of crunch.  Layer 8 of the sandwiches in an 8 x 12 baking dish.  Spread half the topping, half the fudge, and half the candy or nuts on top of the sandwiches.  Layer the other half of the sandwiches on top of that and then the remaining ingredients on top of that.  Freeze for a couple of hours.  Super simple!!!

If you don't need to make dessert for a large crowd you might want to try the dessert I'll be having....  You'll need some chocolate fudge toaster pastries and softened vanilla ice cream.  Spread a generous amount of ice cream between two pastries, wrap in clear plastic wrap or wax paper and freeze until the ice cream sets up....

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