Snorts. Friends – I need your help again on this one. It’s really important that you sink your teeth into this one and help us out here at the Hotel Thompson. You see, mommy has a problem. When she gets stressed, she hits the hard stuff. Straight up from the box. That’s right – she goes for the ice cream… or in this case the Gelato.
We are not talking a small bowl – we are talking get the entire tub out and graze straight from the container. It helps that she bought this new stuff from the market a couple of weeks ago. That’s right – a couple of WEEKS ago. See, she hasn’t done too bad in stressing – there’s still some in the container – snorts. And it may last for several months here at the Hotel Thompson… especially this flavor cause daddy doesn’t like it – snorts. That’s fine… it’s more for me and mommy.
And by the way, this new stuff is awesome. Nods head up and down. I *might* have gotten a couple of tastes… of course in a bowl silly – snorts. Mommy wouldn’t share her spoon. This is caramel swirl Gelato. You want a closer look don’t you? Here you go:
See all of that caramel goodness? When mommy gets her ‘tub’ out, she is in piggy heaven! (I know I was.) But I digress. Here is where we need your help my friends.
When mommy takes her tub of gooey goodness out of the freezer, she nukes it in the microwave for 10 seconds to get the ‘hardness’ off of it so she can dig in with her
shovel spoon. Daddy says she’s two steps from insanity when she does this and that it’s not “right” to punish ice cream like that.
What do you think? I mean personally, I like it either way and I’m not complaining – snorts. But mom and dad laugh every time mommy does this. Tell me she’s not the only one in the world that does this. Tell me that daddy is not going to have to call the men with the little white jackets to come and take mommy away. Thoughts?! Please discuss.
05/15/2014 at 1:12 am
No he is not and he is just trying to make you and your Mommy laugh.
I nuke my ice cream for a few seconds too so it is easier to get out of the container.
05/15/2014 at 9:08 am
HA! I knew it my friend! I knew mommy wasn’t the only one that did this. It makes it so much better to shovel.. I mean to eat. Thank you! XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 1:17 am
We asked mom and she says that she does the same thing. SO…either your mommy is right OR she is going to have some good company in that padded cell with her *BOL*
Wally & Sammy
05/15/2014 at 9:13 am
OOHHH Squeal happy dance. That’s two to none so far. I knew my mommy wasn’t crazy! XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 1:24 am
Mummy said you have to becareful because Ice cream can contain Bacteria,but as long as its not done for to long it ok,xx Speedy
05/15/2014 at 9:18 am
10 seconds tops. Just enough to get the ‘hardness’ off of it so she can shovel – I mean spoon it into her mouth – snorticles. XOXO – Bacon
P.S. I sent you an email 🙂
05/15/2014 at 2:00 am
OMC No way!!! Ice cweam shuld be wock hawd. Ifin yous like da soft stuff den bu da cheap stowe bwands. Dey be fake ice cweam and so dey don’t fweeze up wight. Mommy dusn’t like gelato, only ice cweam. But fuw suwe wock hawd da way is posed tu be. 🙂 Unless hers is makin’ a shake. And den it shuld be so full of ice cweam dat yous look like a fish twyin’ tu get it fwu da stwaw. MOL
Luv and Hugs and Kitty kisses ♥♥♥
05/15/2014 at 9:21 am
Oh snorts. See if it’s rock hard, how do you shovel… spoon it into your mouth without your spoon going bonkers? Just a little nuke to make it more scoopable. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 9:34 am
Mommy has 1 stainless steel spoon in da house fuw just dat Bacon. MOL
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥
05/15/2014 at 9:40 am
Oh wow! Maybe mommy needs to get her a stainless steel shovel just for ice cream – 🙂 You think? XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 9:46 am
MOL It wowks. 😀
Luv and Hugs and Kitty kisses ♥♥♥
05/15/2014 at 5:31 am
It sounds like a reverse bombe alaska! Yum, yum and again I cry YUM!
05/15/2014 at 9:24 am
YES! I think mom is winning this battle so far – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 5:53 am
I have to say I am with dad..i like my ice cream rock hard…I even get sad if it melts on hot pie 🙂 Fozziedad is a nuke it guy although tonight he went for the rock hard version 😉 hugs fozziemum xx
05/15/2014 at 9:26 am
Oh wow. A vote for daddy – snorts. To me it really doesn’t matter – you know cause I’m a pig and I eat that stuff down F.A.S.T. So fast that it doesn’t have time to melt – they call me the Hoover around these parts. Now you know why. XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 6:46 pm
Bwahahhahhah don’t go getting a brain freeze my friend !! hahahahah 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xx
Molly The Wally
05/15/2014 at 5:55 am
No help over here as we don’t have a sweet tooth and we seldom eat ice cream. I am deprived. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly
05/15/2014 at 9:26 am
Goodness. We need to be deprived – I think. Mom hits the hard stuff when she stresses. She needs to take up yoga instead – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 6:45 am
Oh I have to side with your Mom on this one Bacon. On the rare occasion when my Dad has ice cream he nukes it just enough that he can scoop some out into a bowl. Can’t do it when it’s hard as a rock right from the freezer! A few seconds in the nukerator works every time. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it…..HAHAHA
05/15/2014 at 9:27 am
Another vote for mom – YES! You gotta have a little pliability when scooping it out with the shovel. Just enough to get the cold frozen delicacy out and into your mouth. Yumm! XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 6:47 am
I’m with your mumma on this one!
05/15/2014 at 9:28 am
Score another for mommy! Thank you my friend. I knew mommy wasn’t one step from crazy. I just knew it! XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 7:52 am
Oh, man, I used to be a hardcore Breyers fanatic (mint chocolate chip was my go-to). Then they sold the brand to some giant corporation and it just doesn’t taste the way it did when I was a kid. But I digress…
05/15/2014 at 9:30 am
Snorts. This Breyers Gelato was a new thing that mommy had to try. Personally I think it was because the commercial was cute as can be – two adults eating ‘adult only’ gelato in the kitchen and the kid walks in wanting some. It’s so adorable. But yeah daddy knows how you feel. He used to go for the strawberry ice cream. But it’s not the same. XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 11:19 am
Yup, that darned advertising gets us every time… 🙂
Reilly & Denny
05/15/2014 at 8:22 am
we prefer ice cream slightly soft too – dad does this all the time. One thing we don’t agree on though – that caramel is yuk – way to sweet. But – the tirramsu is to die for 🙂 Our dad actually worked for a Gelato company in Italy – they train all the gelato makers. There is nothing in this world better then REAL gelato.
05/15/2014 at 9:38 am
oh mommy would love to try REAL gelato! Okay – I admit it. I would too – snorts. Daddy doesn’t like the caramel that mommy got because he says its too sweet as well. She might try another flavor later. XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 9:08 am
Can’t ever have enough Gelato
05/15/2014 at 9:39 am
Yep…. but do you like hard out of the freezer of a little softer being nuked. That is the question – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 10:00 am
First, Bacon, that looks DELICIOUS! And you get to eat some?! Yum. Second, gotta agree with your mom. You have to be able to get to the caramel yumminess, not have to
WAIT until it’s melted. Help it along!!
05/15/2014 at 10:04 am
SCORE another one for mommy! Mommy gave me some. Not a bunch but some. Enough to know that I licked it and I liked it – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
Frankie and Ernie
05/15/2014 at 10:15 am
Hummmmmmm this is quite a debate.
05/15/2014 at 11:08 am
Isn’t it though? We gotta know the answer… although I think mommy is winning – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 10:32 am
I’m afraid I’m completely deviant. First, I cut an appropriate amount of hard (!) ice cream from the tub with a bigger spoon or with a knife – yes, I struggle with it. Then, I stow the ice cream into a little bowl and put it into the microwave for 20 secs so that is gets dreamily creamy.
05/15/2014 at 11:09 am
SEE That’s what I’m talking about. That’s the way to go. It has to be a little gooey ooey – mmm – now I want ice cream – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
05/16/2014 at 1:27 pm
Since there is conflicting evidence on the issue of whether ice cream can be melted before eating, I think the most appropriate and methodologically most satisfying solution is to collect empirical evidence. That is, you should make two experiments. First, you eat ice cream melted. Then, you eat ice cream unmelted. Then, you compare the results of the two experiments. If any doubt emerges about the reliability of these experiments, then, of course, control experiments might be needed.
05/16/2014 at 1:59 pm
Oh squeal! I love the way you think. I just know we are going to have to conduct experiments here at the Hotel Thompson. Lots and LOTS of experiments and of course I will volunteer to be the taste tester 😉 winks. You’re the best – thanks! XOXO – Bacon
Will and Eko
05/15/2014 at 10:36 am
Just a few seconds in the microwave makes ice cream perfect. Dad needs to get his head checked!
05/15/2014 at 11:10 am
Exactly! Mommy is *not* crazy. Stomps hooves. I knew it. You just wait until I read these replies to that human daddy of mine. Thanks bro! XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 11:13 am
It is the right way for me, to put it in the microwave. We do that too. The taste is much better when it has the perfect texture. My mom throws it in the microwave because she is as greedy as a pack of wolves and can’t wait the 10 minutes what the manufacturer suggests. ( can you sit and wait for 10 minutes in front of an ice cream bucket? me not!) btw: my staff needs always a whole bucket to solve problems or when they exhausted :o)
05/15/2014 at 12:16 pm
See there you go brother. Our humans are related somehow someway over the pond. They act way too much alike not to be. And snorts – 10 minutes to wait. Yeah right. 10 minutes is eternity when you are stressed. It’s almost like when mommy is PMS’ing and has to get into that tricky little bottle of Midol. Who makes those caps? Terrorists? They say they are child proof… where’s a child when you need them to open one? XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 12:40 pm
hahahaha, good one. brother, where are the childs? child proof things are the worst… even gas caps have a child safety lock. I mean why? kids have anyway no drivers license :o) my mom turned into a persona non grata today as she fought with the gas cap thingy and behind the Elephant Skater were 87 cars or more what had to wait :o)
05/15/2014 at 12:54 pm
Snorts. Mommy played that game last week at the station. You know how you have to pull up on the correct side for the pumpy thing? She’s a blonde and she kept going in the wrong direction in her little car. Snorts. What are we going to do with these humans of ours? XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 12:49 pm
I don’t microwavr ice cream, it keeps me from eating it.
05/15/2014 at 12:54 pm
Snorts. Now that is a plus side. XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 12:57 pm
I get a big spoon and pick at it. Publix has a sale on Ben & jerrys ice cream.. I got 6 the first time and 8 the second. It’s a perfect size for the weekend. Especially on the couch in Pjs.
05/15/2014 at 12:58 pm
oh squeal. I must tell mommy about this. She likes the pint size of yum too. XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 1:05 pm
I have the publix app on my phone for that sole purpose, checking out the buy 1 get 1 ads.
05/15/2014 at 2:30 pm
Yeppers. Mommy does that with Kroger and her coupons. Lord she is the QUEEN of coupons – snorts. That’s fine with me cause like she says the more money she saves, the more I can get – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 12:49 pm
When it comes to food whee love, you can’t have too much! Whatever the form, carrot chopped, peelings, sticks, it’s all wonderful! Whee think your Mummy should be allowed to eat it however she wants, same for your Daddy too!
The Pigs xx
05/15/2014 at 12:55 pm
That’s awesome! Yep I think you may be right. XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 2:08 pm
We don’t own a microwave. But I think Ice cream is nicer when it’s just a bit softer than frozen. Sometimes I mash it up while it’s thawing, if that makes sense. It’s probably the same as microwave.
05/19/2014 at 10:09 am
Exactly. It has to be a little soft so mom can shovel it in her mouth – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 3:31 pm
Our mommy loves to put ice cream in her coffee… so the ice cream is warm and liquid when she eats/drinks it… so nope, your mommy is not the only one in the world who does this… 😉 xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino ❤
05/15/2014 at 4:10 pm
oooh how intriguing. I must tell my mom about your mom’s special coffee/ice cream. That sounds delicious! Now if I can convince mommy that *I* need to try it as well… yummy! Thanks my sweet friend! XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 4:15 pm
Mom likes her ice cream a little softened, but she doesn’t nuke it. She says she is patient and takes it out for a while and waits for it to get mushy. What does patient even mean??? I have never heard of such a thing!
Love and licks,
05/15/2014 at 4:57 pm
I know! Patience is something that is NOT in this piggy’s vocabulary. Just ask mommy – snorts. When I want something, I want it like yesterday. I have been known to snout mom’s ankles a time or dozen to get her attention for NOW. XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 4:31 pm
Me haz neber herd of puttin da ice creem in da microwave…Mum just getz out her pick axe n hackz away at da nommie guudness…now she will nose how to gett it softened up….she dod nott need to nose diz…
Sssshhh do nott tell her ’cause she iz on a die-it! Poor Mum!
Dat ice creem lookz pawsum……mmmmmm…..
Lub Nylablue n Mum ❤ ❤
"No Bacon iz not talkin 'bout nommie goodness at all! We iz talkin bout da weather…"
Whew we gotta bee carefull sweetpiggieboy! 😉
05/15/2014 at 5:00 pm
Snorticles. Yep – that’s it. Nods head up and down. It’s getting caramel out there today with a chance of cream – snorts. You make me laugh so hard my love – that’s a great one. XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 5:10 pm
MOL/PLOL…dat iz grrreat weather forecast…Mum iz rainin da caramel n dere iz fog thick like creem…we gott her compleetlee fooled Sweetpiggieboy!!!
Me lubz to hear ya laff Bacon….
“No Mum me iz nott laffin at ya….me n Bacon iz conversatin..”
Guud greef Bacon Mum haz da hearin of a BAT!!!! 😉
Lub yer **floofy** gurl Nylablue ❤ ❤
05/15/2014 at 7:34 pm
Snorticles. Too funny my love. XOXO – Bacon
05/15/2014 at 7:05 pm
I never thought of the microwave. I leave mine sit out for a few minutes if it’s too hard and then I can get it out easy. What is gelato ice cream? I have not seen this kind.
05/15/2014 at 9:31 pm
You must check it out. This Bryers Gelato is new. It’s a little thicker than ice cream. It’s really good. XOXO – Bacon
05/16/2014 at 10:34 am
Thanks. I will. Love ice cream.
05/17/2014 at 9:15 pm
Mr B is the ice-cream officianado in our household. He’s pretty controlled though and always eats a sensible amount in a bowl. Then he sometimes goes back for another bowl, LOL. I can get that way with Lemon Greek Yogart though. I always put a little magic on it…aka Whipped Cream. Just a wee bit. Then sometimes sprinkle a tiny bit of granola on top of that. It ends up tasting like lemon pie. I actually would like some right about now…LOL gotta go.
05/17/2014 at 9:17 pm
Oh squeal. Lemon pie. Licks lips. Whip cream. Begs. Granola. Sits on floor and looks at you ever so cute. Crumbs. Crumbs would be good right now. Snort oink. XOXO – Bacon