Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Stop me before I buy Smucker's ice cream sundae toppings again!!!!!

I've been feeling frustrated by my refrigerator recently. It has seemed disorganized and overcrowded, particular the condiment shelves on the door. I found myself having to squeeze and rearrange things to fit my mustards and mayonaisse. Pickles were forced to live on the top shelf near the cream cheese -- the horror! -- because there was simply no room for them in the door. Then earlier tonight, when Elizabeth asked for a jelly sandwich, I could not find jelly, but I finally figured out the source of my refrigerator door woes:



For those of you keeping score at home, that's ten, yes ten, ice cream sundae toppings: three hot fudge, two hot caramel, one regular caramel, one butterscotch, one strawberry, and a jar of cherries for the top. (Don't worry, I don't really keep the Reeses' shell in the fridge -- I'm no amateur, people! - I just lined it up for the picture so that you could see the depth and breadth of the sundae-making options that I offer.)

If you've been to my house recently, you know how I loves me a good make-your-own-ice-cream sundae party. To me, nothing quite say "PARTY!!" like choosing from a row of candy, sprinkles, liquid toppings, and whipped cream. In fact, I recently purchased a serving dish specifically for my make-your-own-ice-cream-sundae parties:

My ice cream lazy susan. Isn't it gorgeous? There is just nothing I love more than a single-purpose serving dish. Deviled egg plates being the classic example.

Apparently, however, every time I throw an ice cream sundae party I forget about the toppings left over from my last raging ice cream sundae party. Shockingly, none of these sundae toppings are expired, so we had better get to work! If you're going to be in the neighborhood, give me a call or shoot me an email. Come on over!! We'll have a big time.

8 comments:

Carolina Belle said...

You are beyond funny. I KNOW how you love a good make your own sundae party! At least now you will be prepared.

Lady Baker said...

LOL! So, how many ice cream cartons and bottles of sprinkles does that mean are also hiding in your freezer/cabinets?! :)

Cathy said...

To answer your question, Lis, we typically have far more toppings around the house than we have ice cream to top -- therein lies the problem.

Lady Baker said...

well then it's really too bad we're so far away because I seem to keep buying ice cream when we don't need it and then Rob laments that we end up with 3-4 different pint-sized cartons--opened at once--half eaten--all the same flavor. I open one downstairs while watching TV, throw it in the freezer down there and then 3 days later I'll be in the upstairs kitchen, forget about the one in the downstairs freezer, and open up another...and so on...

Caden and Carter's Mom said...

How does next Wednesday at 3:00 sound? LOL

I can so relate to items having a spot that cannot be changed and the accompaning woes when forced to rearrange items from their spot to make room. Hmmm, what does that say about us?

Jo said...

LOL! Maybe you could "marble" in some of the toppings into a brownie batter. Butterscotch or fudge brownies? Thank you for visiting my blog and for your words of encouragement and welcome. :-) I'm having so much fun being part of TWD.

Mary Ann said...

That is so cute! I want one!

Leslie said...

LOL lOL LOL....funny you posted this! I have the same issue but w/ Pudding..And I dont even eat pudding! I was planning on posting about my "problem" soon!

 
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