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18 December 2009

DPP- December 18- Spumoni

When I was growing up, we frequently celebrated birthdays and other special occassions at Mama Mia's restaurant.  I probably learned about Shirley Temples and Roy Rogers, the drinks- not the actors..., at Mama Mia's.  Mama Mia's had great salads, with peppers and olives and curls of parmesean cheese, and great spaghetti. (some ordered it with meatballs or saussage.  My cousin Sherry always had shrimp on top.)  And for dessert, Mama Mia's served a little frosted silver cup of spumoni ice cream.

And ever since, I love Spumoni.  Spumoni- the Italian version of Neopolitan, with chocolate, pistachio and cherry ice cream, with bits of fruits and nuts too.  It's not easy to find- except at Christmas time.  Thanks Blue Bunny, for a tasty scoop of Spumoni!

And hey- I'm not the only one that likes it!  This comic was in the paper a few weeks back...



B said...

Yum! I'll have to try that. I.Love.Ice.Cream!! The cartoon was funny...I'm with you. Blessings to you and yours this Christmas. Happy doodling! B.

C and J said...

Hmmmm...YUM Mama Mia's, YUM spumoni! And a great Luann! Have a happy day! XOXOXOXO

norsk said...

Remember that comic as well. Any ice cream, any time, is my motto!

sperlonga said...

I suppose we call it Neapolitan because we think anything from Italy is Naples...!
Sounds yummy. Truth be told, I don't think I ever got any in Italy! But cocco...mmmm