Don and I were watching "Throwdown" with Bobby Flay last night (well, I was watching, he was playing chess with the computer). You know, that show where Chef Bobby challenges someone to a cook-off? Anyway, the theme of the show was the "Ultimate Ice Cream Sundae." I was excited and rattled off my ultimate sundae to Don (he wasn't really listening but I told him anyway).
First, I decided that you have to use vanilla ice cream--any other flavors might contaminate and/or compete with the flavors of the toppings. Then, marshmallow sauce--that's a must! Butterscotch syrup, really good, dark hot fudge, salty peanuts (chopped up, not whole) and whipped cream.
So Bobby Flay starts his creation and the first thing he says is that you have to use vanilla ice cream as a base.
Me: "Don. Don! Bobby Flay said the same thing I did about the vanilla ice cream!"
Don: " That's great."
Then Bobby Flay started making homemade marshmallow sauce.
Me: "DON! He's making marshmallow sauce--I said marshmallow for my sundae."
Then Bobby made butterscotch from scratch (mmmm!) and hot fudge.
Me: "OMG! He's totally making my sundae! Don!? Did you hear me? He's "throwing down" my exact sundae!!"
Then Bobby added some cherry sauce which threw the whole thing off. Really, Bobby? Cherry sauce? I mean, I think the chocolate/cherry combination would be great, but I don't know about cherry/butterscotch?? But then he added peanuts and whipped cream--so it was almost my perfect sundae!
And he won the Throwdown with no problem. His competitor made a sundae with apples. Apples? I'm sure it was good, but come on! Apples are no match for chocolate and marshmallow.
I've been REALLY good on my diet lately and there will be no sundaes in my immediate future--but I've got sundaes on my mind. I want to hear what you think--describe your perfect sundae!
Oh, and my second favorite sundae would be mint-chocolate chip ice cream with hot fudge and whipped cream.
Also, Ronda from Ronda's Rants blogged about a great "pay it back" idea yesterday--so three random people who comment (I'll pick names out of a hat) will get something special from me. Great idea, Ronda!!