National Parfait Day

National Parfait Day by Charlie O'Shields

Today we celebrate Parfait Day, so it’s time to grab a pretty glass and layer in your choice of ingredients anywhere from ice cream and chocolate to yogurt, fruit and nuts. It’s also the start of a holiday weekend here in the States, so I hope everyone who’s celebrating that has a fabulous Thanksgiving!

What’s more, it’s #SelfieArt Day hosted by the lovely Teresa Robeson over at One Good Thing, so be on the lookout for awesome artist selfies in cyberspace. I couldn’t figure out a way to participate this time around as it was all I could do to paint a parfait, and this is prettier than I look today since I’ve moved into holiday mode early and haven’t shaved for three days.

Parfait is French for perfect, so this could actually be seen as the perfect day depending on whether or not you like any version of this treat. Personally, I prefer the kind with yogurt, fruit and granola like I’ve made for this doodlewash, but there are a gazillion versions so there’s likely something for everyone in parfait world.

I asked Philippe if they had these in France and if they were called the same thing and he said that they just do it naturally and don’t make a big deal out of it or try to name it anything special. Here in America, a treat without a fun name isn’t really a treat at all. We like to name everything we actually make ourselves with more than three ingredients because for many, myself included, this feels like an accomplishment.

It’s already time to start celebrating here, so I’ll keep this post short as Philippe is waiting downstairs with a bottle of wine. Or he has already opened it, as I’m not entirely sure, and I don’t want to miss out so I should head down there. Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and if you’re not celebrating this day, then I hope you have a “parfait” day doing whatever it is you’ll be doing instead!

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31 Comments
  1. Teresa Robeson 2 years ago

    Yogurt and granola?? What are you, nuts? 😀 C’est seulement parfait quand il y a beaucoup de creme glacee (or something like that in my horrible French). But I love you enough to forgive your healthy transgression. 😀 A happy Thanksgiving to you and your parfait Philippe! xo

    • Author

      Haha! I would definitely prefer crème glacée, but Philippe limits our ice cream intake….and whipped cream intake…I actually am a whipped cream addict so it’s for the best😳😊 lol Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

  2. Sharon Mann 2 years ago

    This is a day I can really participate in. But, of course, a parfait is good anytime. Your painting is awesome.
    Cheers to you and Phillipe, clink clink, that’s my glass of wine clinking yours.
    🍷

    • Author

      Clink clink back at ya, Sharon!! Thanks!! ❤️😃 Glad you liked my parfait doodlewash! (Which doesn’t sound humble when said that way! Lol)

  3. thepaperbaker 2 years ago

    Fabulous Doodlewash! Definitely more yummy than yesterday specialty 😉

  4. Kari 2 years ago

    It’s crazy but that’s what I get at McDonalds.. I like yogurt, granola and fruit.. This is drool-worthy, Charlie! I hope you, Philippe and Phineas have a wonderful Thanksgiving! ❤️

    • Author

      Hehe…it’s the only thing I’ll eat at McDonalds! Lol 😉Thanks so much Kari! ❤️😃 Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well!

  5. Jacob 2 years ago

    I don’t think I’ve ever had parfait – your doodlewash is making me regret this fact. Certainly scrummy, and a much more tempting offering than the previous!

    I agree on the importance of outlandish and hilarious names for treats – it makes them taste better. That’s scientific fact! 😉

    • Author

      Never had it?!! You must fix that immediately!! I actually prefer a banana split for an actual dessert, but only have them rarely since it’s enough dessert to feed a family of four. I agree with your science!!The weirder the name the better!! 😉👍🏻

  6. Jodi 2 years ago

    Charlie O – this is an AMAZING looking parfait! I hope you are well into your second glass of wine with Philippe by now, but I had to tell you how “perfect” your doodlewash was! CHEERS!

  7. Jill Kuhn 2 years ago

    Your Doodlewash looks parfait to me! 💕😄 hehe! Happy Turkey Day my friend! 🍷🍗🍴🌈

  8. Nancy 2 years ago

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving! Hope you have pumpkin parfait for dessert!

    • Author

      Thanks Nancy!! 💕😃I think Philippe is making a dessert with cranberries. Would you believe he doesn’t like pumpkin desserts?! And well…I could still have some if I had even the slightest idea how to make it for myself! Lol😊 Hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving my friend!!

      • Nancy 2 years ago

        Well, dessert is dessert!😊 Happy Thanksgiving too!

  9. memadtwo 2 years ago

    I’ll be joining you two with the wine…(K)

  10. waynejacques 2 years ago

    Great Doodlewash Charlie! Love this. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Philippe and Phineas.

  11. lizintheshed 2 years ago

    Well it’s not what parfait looks like in the UK, but it looks damn good! Lovely doodlewash…..

  12. Rachel Murphree 2 years ago

    Gorgeous doodle! Enjoy your day with Philippe.

  13. Tori 2 years ago

    A perfect parfait, or should that be a parfait parfait 😄 Wishing a happy thanksgiving to both of you 😊

  14. amaryllislog 2 years ago

    Somehow I missed Parfait day – oh no! I like the healthy version too and your doodlewash, delicious!

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