American tradition

Normally, I don’t bake.

Normally, I don’t eat sweets.  

But tomorrow is a special day.  The return of Blue Bell Icecream to our stores!  

The Original Blue Bell Creamery is 40 miles from my house in Brenham, Tx.

It’s a summer time tradition to have either Home Made Vanilla, or their Peach Icecream on the 4th of July.

Blue Bell voluntarily recalled their entire outstanding inventory earlier this year, and shut down production due to a Listeria outbreak that killed 3 people.  They worked diligently to remedy the situation, and have worked with the Food and Drug administration to test, retest, and certify the quality of their product.  They almost went out of business.  But, there was a huge support movement launched across the country, and a few big investors lent their finances to keep the 100 year old creamery solvent.

Tomorrow is the big day.  They are starting with their top seller, Home Made Vanilla.  So a few of us are having a little Welcome Back Party.  In honor of such a great occasion, I baked little Apple Pies.

Aren’t they cute?

Apple Pie and Icecream. I might have to drive the Chevy pick up to the party, and be an American Cliche.

After all, what’s more American than Apple Pie, Icecream, and Chevrolet?

10 thoughts on “American tradition

  1. Hi Wendy, Icecream and Apple Pie no better combination. Love both. We don’t have this brand here, at least I’ve never seen it around. These Apple pie are so cute, maybe you could share the recipe, seems simple to make, I’d like to try. Have a great week!

  2. Those little apple pies are adorable. Can you give me the recipe? I would love to make those. Apple pie and ice cream is sooooooo amazingly delicious. Ok, I seriously have to make these and serve them with vanilla ice cream for the Canadian Thanksgiving in October.
    Hope you have (had) fun at the welcome back party.

    • Oh Thanks! I will send you the recipe today, it was super easy, and quite tasty!
      We had a blast at the party. The grocery stores here were sold out of Blue Bell by noon. Next shipment is Saturday. Too funny.
      Have a lovely week!

      • Hahahahaha. That’s hilarious. People really missed Blue Bell ice cream eh.
        Thanks for the recipe. The only problem is that we don’t get ready-made pastry here. I guess I’ll just have to make it myself.

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