I was recently asked by The J.M. Smucker Company to share my ideas for making any day a “fun day”. This post is sponsored by the company but all ideas and opinions are my own.
During the summer we live very differently than we do during the school year. Rules, which in my house are always pretty flexible, become even more relaxed. Beds might not get made, dusting might not get done, and meals? Well we eat what we want! Having a sundae for dinner (not for dessert, mind you, for dinner) is not unheard of. One thing I’ve found is that having a fun meal once in awhile isn’t going to compromise your kids’ health but it will create some really fun memories. And seriously, can you imagine a meal that is any quicker to prepare than an ice cream sundae?
I thought not.
We’ve had a really rough summer. Nothing has been horrible but there has been a lot going on. I’ve had a lot of work — which is great but time has been rough. I decided it was time to make some fun with dinner – and there’s nothing more fun than a make your own sundae bar. I headed to Krogers to pick up some supplies.
Honestly, I’ll admit that once in awhile I really like heading to the store by myself. I love my family but getting some alone time can be tough. For some reason wandering through the grocery store by myself gives me time to gather my thoughts.
I never can decide which topping I like best so I just grabbed all of them. Smucker’s ice cream toppings come in a lot of yummy flavors like hot fudge, butterscotch, salted caramel, marshmallow… they even have the magic shell topping that hardens on the ice cream. Hot fudge used to be my hands down favorite but when Smucker’s came out with salted caramel? I was a goner. OMG, I can eat that stuff with a spoon…and I do.
I got them all. Every single flavor. I figured that the kids could mix and match with the ice cream. I got a ton of that, too. Vanilla, of course, but raspberry chocolate chip, chocolate, pistachio… I couldn’t decide what to get so I just picked everything that appealed to me.
The next things you need are sprinkles, candies, nuts, and cherries. Good Lord, don’t forget the cherries! Whatever you can imagine spooned over your ice cream works just fine.
You’d laugh if I could show you the look the cashier gave me. Her eyes accused me of all sorts of things. Too funny!
Thinking about throwing a sundae party of your own? Make a bowl of your kids’ favorite ice cream into something special. Head over to Krogers and pick up a selection of your family’s favorite ice cream toppings. Make shopping even easier by adding the ice cream toppings to your Krogers online grocery list.
My favorite combination is Raspberry Chocolate Chip with Hot Fudge… or maybe Pecan with salted caramel. What is your favorite Smucker’s and ice cream combo? Check out all of the possibilities on twitter — just use #SundaeFundae in the search. 🙂
This is a sponsored post, created by me for the J.M. Smucker Company.