July 7th is National Strawberry Sundae!
An ice cream dessert that consists of a scoop of ice cream topped with sauce or syrup and topped with nuts, whipped cream, and a maraschino cherry.
Not really sure who created the sundae, but do know that it's probably due to one of the blue laws. Blue laws are designed to enforce religious standards, in observance of Sunday as a day of worship or rest, put a restriction on Sunday shopping. Most of these blue laws have been repealed, but there are a few still on the books regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages. I know this first hand, I was reprimanded in New Jersey one Sunday morning, as I was "just looking" at the beer selection.
Illinois prohibited ice cream consumption on Sundays, because ice cream with a topping that obscured the main product was not deemed to be ice cream. Regardless, they changed the name to "sundae" to avoid offending religious conventions.
However it started or came to be, we can thank those for creating the Strawberry Sundae and making it onto the #foodcalendar.
Happy National Strawberry Sundae!
Photo by Jay Terauchi