Since I’ve been lacking in blog fodder for some time now, I decided to tag myself on this cute idea cribbed from XeniaKathryn at The Daily Grab Bag.
You take the letters in your name and share a food-related factoid for each one. I’ll use my RL name.
T – Tastykake Chocolate Cupcakes or Peanutbutter Tandykakes: These have to be the best tasting cupcakey type thingys I’ve eaten in my entire life. I LOVE them. The chocolate cupcakes are milk chocolate cake with sweet milk chocolate icing. They are sold two in a pack. The Tandykakes are yellow cake that is “heavy”, a layer of peanut butter, all of which is dipped into sweet milk chocolate. Sigh. Sooooo goooodd!! To my surprise, I found out they are native to the Philadelphia area. So the first time I moved away from home and looked for them in the foodstore, they were no where to be found. That was quickly remedied with a phone call home saying, “Mail me a stash!!” Sadly, I can no longer enjoy this culinary delight due to food allergies. But I can remember! Oh, can I remember!
R – Ravioli: My grandmother Rosie used to make fresh pasta from scratch. I would come home from school and find broom sticks propped across the kitchen chairs with strings and strands of loooooong spaghetti hanging over to stretch and dry before freezing. For treats she made ravioli. Only they were not tiny ones like you get in the freezer section of the store. Nope. Not with Grandmom. She made her ravioli 4 inches square, stuffed with creamy ricotta and mozzarella cheese liberally sprinkled with parmesan, parsely and garlic. Unbelieveable!
U – Unflavored Gelatin: Back in the day, there was a little known factoid that drinking unflavored gelatin would make your nails hard. I cannot tell you how many high school girls tried this. Ugh. Note to self: never again!
D – Donuts: One year when the hubster was Pastor of the Youth at our old church, a trip was planned to take the group to the west coast for a conference. Fundraising was the modus operandi for the year prior. One idea some brilliant youth leader came up with to raise funds was to make fresh doughnuts for FaschNaut Day. Have you ever made doughnuts from scratch? Let me advise you…don’t! They got so many orders that they started cooking 24 hours ahead of time, cooked through the night (literally – someone was cooking all night long) and into the next day. The amount made in sales did not out weight the amount of man hours. But baby…they were the best doughnuts in the universe!
Y – Yellow Tomatoes: I have recently discovered this lovely little fruit (or are they veggies?). Very nice flavor. Not tart like a red tomato, nor as acidic; therefore, much more tummy friendly. Especially delicious on homemade bread (toasted), with canola mayo, a little salt, and lettuce. YUM!
There you have it dear readers. I won’t tag anyone, but hope there will be some takers!