On a whim, I decided to download some pictures of Ms Piggy from Google Images and Yahoo. Well, what a delightful surprise I had. There were dozens of pictures (even a few risque ones) and all of them darling.
Some neighbors are coming for supper tonight so we're busy cooking--corn on the cob (a must this time of year), mashed potatoes and gravy, caprese salad (since we have fresh basil) and smothered pork chops. Warm brownies with ice cream for dessert. I think I'll just have ice cream because I don't much like brownies.
But I love, love, love ice cream! A friend and I went to one of those little ice cream shops down in the trendy area of St Paul yesterday. She ordered Norwegian Chai ice cream and I asked for Salty Caramel which I've heard is a popular flavor locally. They were out of that, so I settled for good old Maple Nut. (It was wonderful!) This particular shop, called Izzy's, gives you a little extra treat and adds a tiny scoop of another flavor on top of your cone. My Maple Nut was topped with a dollop of smooth and creamy dark chocolate. Ummmm.
OK, I'm done gloating about my excellent ice cream cone. It will probably be another year before I get to try the Salty Caramel. I'll let you know how it is.
I'm a big fan of my home state of Minnesota, especially because all of my kids and grandkids live here. I'm retired but keep busy with puttering, volunteering and writer's groups. I have three well-loved kitties who keep me smiling. I am surrounded by trees and wildlife even though I live within a few miles (as the crow flies) of the state capitol building in downtown St Paul. This keeps me quite contented.