Saturday, April 9, 2011

It's It.

It's-it is a name that will ring the bells of nostalgia for every long-time San Francisco resident. Invented in 1928. It is a part of all our memories and certainly was part of our growing up at Playland-at-the-Beach. It's-it consists of a scoop of vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two old-fashioned oatmeal cookies and then lavishly dipped into dark chocolate coating. The entire combination was frozen and it's unlikely combination of flavors was released as it slowly melted.

Thus says the wrapper on the infamous It's-It: the fabulous icecream sandwich. Mom scored good at Safeway. Yay Mom!! We decided that we are going to try to recreate our own versions of these because they are on the expensive side but sooo tasty!!

For some reason, I have associated it with old Heidi place. I also remember stopping at a truck stop on some road trip and getting these. But the association with Heidi place is the strongest one and I'm not really sure why. Perhaps, my parents ate them often then. I don't remember. It was too long ago. But Mom brought these home and they are so good!! Unfortunately, they come in packs of three. (Packs of three! Who packages food in bunches of three??)  But yeah, we love these things and they are a family favorite!

She also brought home a large box of squash from her outing with Ms. Jessica. O_o And I am talking a seriously large box of yellow squash. (basically yellow zucchini.) So for dinner, we had squash casserole, a messed up version of zucchini pancakes (I didn't think the texture was quite right but that's just my opinion.), and chicken. As Grandma Susie would say, it was not the most colorful meal we've ever eaten. But all the same, it was pretty delish.

*Note* I have some other things I haven't posted yet, mostly out of laziness but I will get to them and use the handy schedule-a-post option to post them in their respective places. So keep an eye out for those. Sorry for the delay!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness...I love squash! And zucchini! And those ice cream sandwiches sound incredible!


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