I’m going to need a little cheese with my whine, because: power outages. Let’s start at the top: Jeff and I are actually moving to a new home! It’s only about six blocks from our current home, but is ever-so-slightly larger, and in an ever-so-slightly nicer part of town. But the sad fact is that moving to the nicer part of town isn’t always an upgrade in every possible way.
You see, at our old house, we never had power outages. Well, in seven years, we had ONE, and that was because a transformer exploded. But through wind, hail and ice storms, we never lost power. Our friends in other parts of town faced power outages up to a week long after bad storms, while we were sitting pretty.
So when we immediately fell in love (hard) with our new home, we definitely overlooked the fact that it was in the part of town with the most power outages each summer. And wouldn’t you know it, two days after I moved the kitchen stuff (including all the fridge and freezer food) over to the new house, we were hit with a power outage due to high winds. And I lost mostly everything in the fridge. Welcome home, right?
While I was bummed to throw away a bunch of groceries I had just purchased, and sorry to tell some recipe development clients that they would have to re-send me the refrigerated products I needed for their projects, I was mostly sad to lose these Peach Pie Ice Cream Bars. I had just made them the day prior to the outage. I’m glad I ate two right after taking these photos, because those were the only two I got to eat. The combination of fresh, juicy peaches, crumbled pie crust and rich yogurt, milk and cream make these an irresistible summer treat. I’ll be making them again, when the 10-day forecast shows no storms on the horizon!
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