Country Cones

Get your mind outta the gutter! I’m talking about ice cream cones here! Oh, you knew what I was talking about? Well, I guess I’m the only one that thinks cones belong on a road. Construct cones…ya know the orange ones.

Anyways, to end the awkward silence, a couple months ago, I posted about Blue Bell ice cream, which by the way is the  best, most yummy ice cream in the world. OK, maybe second best, I’d have to say that Caliches in Las Cruces is the best, but that’s a whole different post.

My most recent discovery, or should I say the sweetie’s most recent discovery, as he does all the grocery shopping (Yeah, I know, he’s a gem, and he’s mine, and no you may not borrow him!), Mini Country Cones by Blue Bell Ice Cream.

Aren’t they cute?

They are 90 calories a cone, and have vanilla dipped in chocolate with walnuts on top, there’s even chocolate at the bottom of the cone! Needless to say, I was one happy camper. And at only 90 calories a cone, that means they are good for you and you can eat more of them right?!

It’s that kind of thinking that can get a girl into bigger jeans! I think mine just whimpered a little.

But I digress, the Country Cones are awesome if you are like me and need to watch a waist line, just be sure to only eat one.  And no, not one every hour!

Here’s the box if you are in the area and would like to buy some of these cute little mini’s for yourself:

No, that’s not me, but I do occasionally wear a cowboy hat and coordinating vest around the house. But only during fair season 😉


Screaming for Ice Cream…

Last week I had mentioned doing a post about ice cream once a week. But with some whimpering from my jeans and the fear that I might pop a button off of them that could possibly land in someones eye, I’ve decided to make these more of an occasional post rather than a weekly.  Which bodes well with my waistline and my jeans.

Last night, instead of having a healthy bowl of Special K, or a nice piece of watermelon, I decided to jump off the healthy snack wagon and have a little scoop of heaven in a bowl.

Blue Bell’s  Peaches and Homemade Vanilla. Heavenly does not begin to describe it. It was all I could do to stop at one small ice cream bowl, but my poor jeans were screaming in pain from all of the stretching. And there was that little fear of buttons flying off of my screaming jeans that kept my need for seconds at bay.

My sweetie and I were not the only ones at the yellow casa who enjoyed a good dose of ice cream heaven.

Well, I think she enjoyed the container it came in more than the sweet treat itself. But I suppose it’s healthier than eating it’s contents, afterall, doesn’t cardboard contain fiber?

We all scream for ice cream…

Well, unless you are lactose intolerant, then you don’t scream for Ice Cream. But I know I do, in fact, I would eat ice cream for dinner at least 5 times a week if my sweetie didn’t cook for me.  Then I would look like this…

Or maybe more like this…actually, I think I may have had a pair of sunglasses like these when I was a kid.  Don’t judge, it was the 80’s, everyone had funny looking sunglasses.

Recently, my sweetie and I were taking a stroll through the grocery store, yes we stroll…through the grocery store…my sweetie is a bit of a foodie (he hates that word, but he really is a foodie)  and what to my wondering eyes do appear, but a beautiful carton of BLUE BELL ICE CREAM!  I heard angels sing,  light shone on that wonderous carton of Pecan Praline. I tell you, it was like heaven in the freezer section of that grocery store.

What’s the big deal you ask, it’s just ice cream. JUST ICE CREAM!!!  It’s Blue Bell Ice cream, ice cream this New Mexican craved when she moved away from the southerenly portions of the US of A.  You see if you have no idea what I’m talking about then you’ve never spent anytime in the south, I don’t hold this against you, but I do reccommend you have some overnighted right away. It’s scrumptous!

Since anything sweet at  Casa de April is kind of a big deal  , I thought it appropriate to attempt do a weekly post about the most recent ice cream or dessert experiment.  Tonight I will sample Blue Bell’s Peaches and Cream. Come back soon for the results!