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cherry cheesecake frozen yogurt

we all scream for ice cream! sunday was a busy day filled with visiting, treasure hunting, parade watching & dining. tom made a lovely lupper (lunch + supper) and mom brought dessert. i had gotten a text earlier in the week asking if i wanted cake. i declined. every time we have cake half of it goes uneaten & i feel bad throwing it away. then lovey (that’s what we call my mom) asked if i would prefer homemade ice cream. who can resist ice cream? especially homemade? plus it’s been over a year & a half since we bought lovey the ice cream maker attachment to her kitchen aid but have yet to reap the benefits.

deliciousness in a bowl

tom insisted we buy my mom a kitchen aid for christmas several years ago. he loves her cookies & thought maybe he would get more of them if he bought her the proper tools. i think it’s worked well. for the first year, i’d say she brought tom oatmeal chocolate chip cookies almost every time we saw her. i think it’s tinkered out over the last two years but it was a good run. and the holidays aren’t that far behind, so we’ll be back in the cookie receiving end soon.

however, now we have the option of homemade ice cream! and that’s exciting. this weekend lovely made a cherry cheesecake frozen yogurt. it was creamy, flavorful & just plain delicious! plus, it looked pretty. thanks lovey!



street vendor

mom & her coconut bar

this past sunday, tom & i were fortunate enough to have visitors. my mom came up late morning & spent most of the day with me. we always have a great time & tom was pretty excited to empty the christmas bounty i’ve been purchasing for her & storing in our garage for a couple of months now. we started the day by checking out the yard & all the new growth. she was very impressed with my succulent pots & amazed by how much they have flourished.

tom mentioned there was an equador parade in the hood at noon. ma just happens to love parades & has

little man

unknowingly found herself in a few, that’s another story for another time… we headed out to see our neighborhood sunday parade. no parade is complete without ice cream & it just so happened our favorite street vendors were all around with a plethora of frozen treats to choose from. i picked coconut bars for us, including our neighbor who joined us with her two dogs. and shortly after two other neighbors joined us on the curb.

dancing girls

the parade was very festive! it started with a bang & a drum & bugle corp. i always love watching them, i’m sure it has something to do with watching my childhood friend compete in one for several summers throughout college. the parade was filled with lots of floats with bands & djs, all playing loud, upbeat mariachi style music. there were dancers, both young & seasoned, lots of pretty ladies

drum & bugle corp.

in the highest stilettos, low rider cars, motorcycles, little boys & girls waving their equadorian flags proudly. it was a great way to spend an hour or so. the floats were handing out unfrozen fla-vor-ice & some literature in spanish. some were even sharing cds of the band playing on the float. i think even more so than the parade, i loved the people.

dancing ladies

everyone was wearing their equador shirts & waving their flags, their patriotism was contagious. lots of families with generations, not like our american families with just mom, dad & kids. a perfect start to a perfect chicago sunday.