Where to start . . . I have no experience writing a blog.
Hmmm . . .
I don’t know . . .
Really, I don’t know. I’ve been waiting to share our journey for sometime now. The opportunity is finally here because Sara has been working so diligently getting the website live. And its live! Of course, I get writer’s block or maybe it’s stage fright. The last few months have been a whirlwind. The dream of having a food truck is becoming a reality.
About a year ago my husband and I went to Disney World alone. Yes with no kids. I know, crazy. Why would we go to Disney without kids? There are so many other places to go. Over the years we have created some wonderful Disney memories with family and friends. Disney is so much more than the theme parks. The resorts are world class with so much to do like lounging by the pool, massages at the spa, golf, fishing tournaments, Segway tours, campfires on the beach, walks on the boardwalk, oh yea and it's really clean. No bed bugs there. There is also Disney Springs with wonderful shopping and entertainment. And the food throughout Disney is amazing. We have dined at award winning restaurants like Victoria and Albert’s at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa receiving AAA 5 Diamond Award, 4 star rating by Forbes, multiple Zagat Awards including Top 10 in the Nation. Dining under the trees in an African marketplace at Saana, under the stars while enjoying a burger in a car at Sci-Fi Drive-In, tableside at the aquarium, or even on a rotating restaurant featuring foods grown in the greenhouse below just touch the surface of the fun, delicious, and unique dining experiences offered at Disney. Don’t forget the authentic cuisine from the World Showcase in Epcot. Where else in America can you get some German bratwurst and kraut, French crepes, empanadas, lamb kabobs, Canadian beer cheese soup, sushi, wood fire pizza, baklava, fish and chips in a 1-mile radius. Did I mention we love the food! So much so, we were inspired to start a food truck business.
Above photo: Epcot at Night
Back to the story. Steve and I were celebrating our 16th anniversary. On a warm evening we were wandering the streets of France in Epcot when we stumbled on the most unusual ice cream treat, a croque glace. What is that you wonder? The direct translation is grilled ice cream. How can one grill ice cream? Slice a brioche bun, top it with a scoop of creamy gelato, smother it in syrup, and place it in a special press that toasts the bun but keeps the gelato frozen. Croque glace is heavenly. The bun is buttery and warm while the gelato is sweet and creamy. This unusual ice cream sandwich is a perfect combination of salty and sweet.
L'Artisan des Glaces in France Pavilion Epcot
Inside Croque Glace
Upon returning home the dream was birthed over dinner one night with Matt and Sara. Wouldn’t it be fun to sell croque glace's and even homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches in a food truck? The croque glace is so unique. It is definitely something you cannot find in Ohio. All summer we threw around ideas and dreamed of the possibilities. But never thought it would become a reality. Who would be crazy enough to buy a 1993, 23 foot long, old Schwebel's bread truck? Two stay-at-home moms, that’s who! Come back soon to see the next stop on our adventure.
Sara and Stacey
"All our dreams can come true, if you have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney