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Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Cylindrical Ice Cream Scoop

Posted By Jessica Fisher On September 9, 2008 @ 11:28 am In Toolin' Up Tuesday | 5 Comments

[4] Many months ago I was overcome by homesickness. I was in the midst of planning a trip to see my sister and her new baby, and I keep thinking of foods that I had eaten often(and loved) as a kid.

Basically I was homesick for food – Southern California food. And believe me, I planned an eating tour, the likes of which you’ve never seen!

(I’ve told you I was a glutton.)

Unfortunately, I never made my trip because I got a wicked flu that knocked me out for five days. Little did I know back in February that I’d be hitting the Western trail before summer had a chance to turn into Fall.

In the meantime, thanks to the internet, I’ve discovered some California classics, including my featured tool of the week: the cylindrical-shaped ice cream scoop!

When I was growing up, it was a simpler time. No hand-mixed on a marble slab ice cream for us. No sir! We bought cones from Thrifty’s for a dime! One of the things that made a Thrifty’s cone unique was the cylindrical shape of the ice cream. It fit perfectly, perched inside the rim of a cheap wafer cone.

Until this past winter, I didn’t know that Thrifty’s (now Rite Aid) had kept their ice cream counter. And you can buy their scoop! It sells on ebay for $100. FishPapa restrained me from getting one, telling me that Dave [5] would not approve. No joke! FishMama would not approve either.

But, a little internet research showed me that Cuispro now has a similar tool, the Scoop and Stack Ice Cream Scoop [6]. My friend Shari bought me one for my birthday this Spring. It is very cool! I can walk down Memory Lane anytime I want now. [7]

While it may not “make my job easier” as a MOM, I sure do like it.

What’s a tool you love? What’s a tool that helps you do your job better? It can be anything that positively effects your performance as a MOM. Please share it with us.

1. Write about it on your blog and bring your link back here. (For specifics on how to post in Mr. Linky, go here [8].)


2. Share your idea in the comments section.

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