Thursday, September 23, 2010

Try New Adventures Thursday: A Gelato Outing

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I reeeeeaaally stretched myself and went out of my comfort zone this week, ya'll.

My hubby and I packed Squishy into the car and set out on a mission to test out our local Gelato shop. It's a tough job, but we were equal to the task.

To my knowledge, the last town we lived in did not have a Gelato place, so I am ecstatic about this.

Mango Pineapple Sorbet and French Vanilla Cappuccino
I <3 Family Outings
Needless to say, it was fabulous. My hubby ordered Mango Pineapple gelato, but I went straight for the French Vanilla Cappuccino. Ahhhhhhhhh....divine. And I love the tiny gelato spoons!

Squishy just enjoyed the sights and sounds, since he's a bit young yet for gelato (poor thing).

I'm compiling a list in my head of "Things to do when we have out of town company" and a visit to this gelato shop just landed itself right on top of the list. What's your favorite gelato flavor?

Some interesting things to note about gelato:
1) Gelato is basically Italy's version of ice cream.
2) Supposedly, it has LESS fat than typical American ice cream
3) And yet, because of the way it is made, it has more FLAVOR. That's why you use the little spoons! Savor each taste-bud dancing bite.

A tired Squish ready for the ride home
So what about you? Have you been living on the edge, trying out new gelato places? Or maybe getting creative in the kitchen? Or learning a new skill? Share it with us for Try New Adventures Thursday. :)

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13 comments:

  1. I love the picture of all the gelato flavors. all creamy and swirly. It makes me want to eat your screen. Seems to be happening quite often.

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  2. LOL @ Ammie...you are always cracking me up. :D

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  3. Good for you! Mango pineapple sorbet sounds wonderful.

    I'm not sure I've ever tried gelato. I don't think our town has a shop like this, but maybe I'd better make sure...=)

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  4. Our pastor and his family rave about gelato, but I've never had it. Guess we might just have to find a Gelato Shop sometime! I agree with Ammie ;)

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  5. Oh, we have some friends that own a coffee and gelato shop. Divine. Yumminess. Glad you went out on a limb for all your readers! ;)

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  6. Miriam, you should try it at the earliest possible convenience!

    Sarah, you have FRIENDS that OWN a gelato/coffee shop? That sounds like a really really good connection. :D

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  7. Yum, Yum, Yum, Yum, YUM! I'm trying SO hard to not eat a ton of sweets...and this post is not helping :-)

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  8. Christine--bummer! Sorry! I aim for moderation with sweets. Lately, I have not kept any sweets in the house, so getting out to have gelato was a nice treat. Also, I have been "shredding," so I don't feel any guilt! :D

    You wouldn't be able to tell that I'm going for moderation this week, would you? I've posted about a chocolate cake recipe and a gelato trip! LOL.

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  9. We don't have a gelato shop in our town, but whenever we go somewhere that does I have to get some! I love pistachio gelato!

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  10. I love gelato! We have a little place in the mall I go to once or twice a year. And the place we celebrated our anniversary had a case of it. Chocolate chip mint was calling my name. (Of course they had a fancy name for it.) Thanks for the great picture and post.

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  11. Oh, yum! WE just tried some a few weeks ago, when we were visiting some friends in Nebraska. :) It was delish!

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