For years I craved a tall glass of water after a nice hearty bowl of ice cream. “Why?”, I would ponder. Well, not really, but it did seam weird that that first drink of water tasted so ridiculously good right after I had polished off some Ben and Jerry’s. Enter my wife. A few months ago, she imparted something so shocking to me and yet so simple that I must post it here. This once mysterious…mystery has now been made known and I am forever changed because of this. You’re not ready:
According to my bride, ice cream contains salt.
What the? I just got up, went to the freezer and checked the container of Death by Chocolate. Just to make sure I didn’t add to my already embarrassing lack of common sense. Jen’s right, there it is in the list of ingredients, “salt”. She should know, after all, her grandparents used to make their own ice cream when she was up visiting. She said she distinctly remembers them adding salt (probably way more than was necessary). So the salt makes the ice cream connoisseur parched. And along comes the water to quench that thirst. It’s amazing. And to think all this time, I just thought it was a psychological thing that caused me to turn the tap to cold after I had rinsed out my bowl and get a big tall one to wash that dairy and sugar away. Thanks for setting me straight, honey. Have some plain vanilla, no charge.
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