"Let's see subs, tunnels..." I began.
"You mean trenches," Jimmy interrupted.
"Yes, trenchs. Let's do subs and a trench sundae for lunch," I decided. That would be fun!
We were studying World War I, as part of our HIS Story of the 20th Century world history course.
I didn't think the kids would enjoying eating rations, so we decided to be symbolic.
We would eat subs because submarines, or subs, played a big part in World War I. Remember the sinking of the Lusitania?
The kids loved the subs, but the real hit was the Trench Sundae!
Would you like to make your own Trench Sundae?
Here's how we did it!
My husband picked up a gutter from Loewe's and sawed off one end to make it the size I wanted. (I made mine the length of our kitchen island.
I used heavy duty aluminum foil to seal the sides.
We filled the gutter with ice cream, using several gallons. You could use several different flavors, but we just used vanilla.
Once the trench was covered with ice cream, we added some toppings. The sky's the limit, of course, but we used chopped bananas, fudge sauce, caramel sauce, peanuts, whipped cream, and some cherries.
Soon it was time to add the toy soldiers and flags. This was fun to do so we let children with clean hands add the soldiers and flags.
The Trench Sundae was a delight to Moms, children, and teens alike. It definitely added fun to our World War I studies.
Trench Sundae is just one of many exciting and fun recipes in HIS Story of the 20th Century Cookbook. Learn about new foods, fads, restaurant openings, and history as you cook and bake decade by decade through the 20th Century. Dine on the Titanic, eat at a State Dinner, enjoy down-on-the-farm cooking, make your own TV dinners, and dine on the Orient Express. You will sample food from China (Boxer Rebellion), Vietnam (Vietnam War), Hawaii (Pearl Harbor), Mexico (Mexican Revolution), Israel (Israel becomes a Nation), and Spain (Spanish Civil War). Purchase HIS Story of the 20th Century Cookbook at Amazon. If you would rather have an E-book, purchase the E-books at TeachersPayTeachers or PayHip. You can learn more about HIS Story of the 20th Century Cookbook here.
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