Happy Hour

by Stefani on 14-May-2008

I should probably come clean and tell you that half the reason we drive out the the berry farm (about an hour away from us) is that afterward we get to go to the famed Bluebonnet Cafe for burgers and pie.

That’s right, pie!

Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter

Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream

German Chocolate Pie.

German Chocolate

There we were, at the table, waiting not so patiently for our lunch. I was confiscating silverware, righting the salt shaker, picking up those little cups of creamer after their “pyramid” fell to the floor, taking each one individually to the bathroom (because the can’t all go at once, of course not) and then I looked out the window and saw this:

Happy Hour

I had to laugh. There was a time when I made the happy hour circuit. I was dressed to the nines and ready to set the world on fire. I was the next big thing in public relations. I was networking, sure that the next hand I shook would be my ticket to the fast track. There were a LOT of (not so) happy hours, and I can’t say a one of them involved pie.

You know, it might be a kinder gentler corporate world if they had. Just imagine, men and women in their pinstripes discussing the merits of bulk mailings vs. print ads over apple pie a la mode.

I think the Bluebonnet might just be on to something!

OMSH May 14, 2008 at 6:23 am

Seriously? Next time you go can you please contact me? I’ll drive my crew out there and we’ll meet.

Especially since now I know that pie is involved!

kristin May 14, 2008 at 6:31 am

yes amen! in my past life of years on the other side of the bar (behind it) serving those at said happy hours, pie would have been a nice distraction, definitely kinder.

erin May 14, 2008 at 6:36 am

yum. i’m going to get me some pie today. it’s a must now.

molly May 14, 2008 at 7:17 am

i’m making peanut butter pie for dessert.

Maureen May 14, 2008 at 7:38 am

Now THAT’s my idea of a Happy Hour!!! Those look delish; I am drooling over the coconut cream one….

Sam May 14, 2008 at 7:55 am

So now I have to find a recipe for German Chocolate Pie. Pie would definitely make a board meeting a bit less serious…

gonzomama May 14, 2008 at 8:12 am

German Chocolate Pie ? I’m drooling a bit.

sperlygirl May 14, 2008 at 10:14 am

what beautiful looking pies! and the thought of a pie happy hour is pure magic!! 🙂

Casey May 14, 2008 at 10:23 am

And no matter how much pie you eat, you’re still OK to drive.

Realmarce May 14, 2008 at 10:23 am

MMMM! Yummi

Tracey@Paper Dolls for Boys May 14, 2008 at 10:45 am

This post is pure cruelty. Seriously, these are my choices – 1) wallow in frustration that I don’t live close to Pie Hour or 2) go make myself a damn pie. Maybe I’ll do both.

Kristy May 14, 2008 at 10:49 am

Holy sweet yummy, THE PIE!

Oh well, at least now I have somebody to blame for why the diet went to heck today. 😉

Kim May 14, 2008 at 11:46 am

Now that’s my kinda happy hour!

Diane May 14, 2008 at 11:46 am

That’s it… armadillos and Pie Happy Hour?! I’m moving to Texas NOW!!!

meg May 14, 2008 at 12:07 pm

Oh my gosh, I think the Mother Ship is calling me home. A pie happy hour?! That is the best thing I’ve heard of in a long time. Especially if that German chocolate one is up for grabs — yum!

Tracy May 14, 2008 at 12:28 pm

oof, just the photos of those pies makes my teeth hurt!

Tonya May 14, 2008 at 2:19 pm

That’s one of the best ideas I’ve ever heard. Yum to the peanut butter pie. Need.

Steph May 14, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Oh those pictures….they literally made my eyes water and I didn’t lick the monitor but I certainly leaned in just a bit before I realised what I was doing. Sad!!

Pie happy hour is my kind of happy hour, lots of fun!

Anne May 14, 2008 at 8:56 pm

Yes! Pie and business suits would be a perfect combination.

Ellie May 15, 2008 at 3:37 am

I should NOT read this when there is no chocolate or sweet anything in the house, and it’s too late at night to go and get anything…………. oh, I’m hungry. Yummo! Pie isn’t really a big thing in Australia, though I’m really not sure why.

leslie May 15, 2008 at 6:30 am

what a deal! texas is the best!

Kristi May 15, 2008 at 1:35 pm

LOVE Bluebonnet, it is half way to Mimi’s and we have met for dinner on more than one occassion. So close, but yet world’s away from the big city.

Julie @ Letter9 May 16, 2008 at 4:18 pm

Peanut butter pie is my FA-VO-RITE. Yum.

This weekend, inspired by you and your pie love, I am attempting a lactose-free key lime pie (yup, that’s quite a feat since key lime pie is usually made with about a million gallons of milk and milk-like stuff, some of it condensed for added evilness to those of us who can’t stomach lactose). We’ll see how it tastes…

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