If the amount of sweat my pores have been pouring lately is any indication, summer is here with a vengeance. HEYO. Welcome to TMI.
And now that summer is here, I want to harken back to summer 2014 (yikes) when I was but a humble junior-to-be, and I started reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman as a part of a book club/competition with a friend. I fell in love with this book and how grown-up it made me feel. Though it was exciting and fresh and full of magic, it wasn't Harry Potter, Harry Potter fanfic, or Percy Jackson. This was a book written for REAL LIVE adults, and I was reading it and loving it! How exciting is that! I felt great about reading and about being an adult reader in that moment (I mean, I read it in my very first apartment that wasn't a dorm or my parent's spare bedroom!), and I'll never forget how excited I was to be excited about reading again. It's a feeling that comes back every summer, and so welcome to the American Gods re-readers club.
The other thing that comes back literally as soon as I can swing it and still be socially accepted is this no-fail, no-churn, no-effort recipe for ice cream. IT IS SO EASY. IT IS CRAZY HOW EASY IT IS. So go nab the recipe for my favorite flavor, blackberry and cookies and cream. Oh, and also? That name is so long and clunky it almost makes the ice cream less fun. SO, if you want, you can enter in the 'name that ice cream' contest by filling out the form below for a chance to win some of your newly-named creation (if you live in Chicago, that is, sorry peeps) AND for the name to stick, obviously.
Also, look at how much this cat loves ice cream.
Contest rules: one entry per person, regardless of method. To be eligible to receive the ice cream, you must be over 18 years old, live in Chicago, be following @pageandplateblog on Instagram and Facebook, and be available to pick up your ice cream. This contest will run from June 5, 2018 to 11:59PM on June 12, 2018. Submissions entered after this date will be disqualified. Enter using the form above or sending @pageandplateblog a message on Instagram or Facebook containing the information above. If your suggestion is picked as the winner, the name becomes property of Page & Plate, LLC. By participating, you agree to release and hold harmless Page & Plate, LLC.