Friday after I got out of work, I made my way to my church, Our Lady Of Good Counsel Church in Endicott. My wife was already there doing prep work for our soup kitchen. We cook at our church's soup kitchen on average five times a year. Last week's menu featured pierogies, kielbasa with sauerkraut, mixed vegetables, a salad, and applesauce. And for dessert, my wife made homemade ice cream sandwiches. She took brownie mix and altered that just a little bit and baked it into cookies. Then she went out and got a big tub of vanilla and a big tub of chocolate ice cream. We put a huge scoop of ice cream on one of the cookies and placed another cookie on top. Once we were done with that, we rolled them in colored sprinkles. It didn't look quite as nice as the ones we used to get at Pat Mitchell's, but they were awesome. And as hot as it was in the kitchen on Friday, they were a big hit with both the patrons of the soup kitchen, as well as the volunteers that helped us feed them. My wife helped to serve the ice cream sandwiches and she said that peoples eye lit up when they saw them. Some even said that they made their week. That's what it's all about for us.

We had a few of them left over, so we brought them home and my wife and I each enjoyed another one last night.

I still miss Pat Michell's.

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