November 19, 2012Hostess Twinkies and Pudding Pies, Church Cookbook Recipes, Glazed Tea Cakes And Santa Stories
So, who else cracked under media pressure and went out to stock up on Hostess products on Friday?
I was proud of myself that I resisted the urge to clear out the shelves, limiting myself to one box of each snack cake I wanted, chocolate cupcakes, Suzy-Q’s (which are the BEST frozen) and Twinkies. I honestly hadn’t had a Twinkie in years, and I wanted to have one more just for nostalgia’s sake. I have to admit it wasn’t exactly a mind-blowing experience, and as I chewed I remembered why I hadn’t had one in years.
However, and most importantly, I was able to snag some of my absolute favorite guilty snack favorites, chocolate pudding pies.
Honestly, I am pretty confident that someone is going to resurrect the Twinkie, at least on a small scale just because of its iconic status, but I have doubts about my beloved pudding pies. Besides the fact that they are the sort of thing that you buy and scarf down in your car vs. the slick lunchbox pedigree of the Twinkie, they also hold a whopping 520 calories per pie which makes them a huge no-no in our primarily low calorie snack market. But who knows? Maybe I will be pleasantly surprised in a year or so and see pudding pies back on the shelf.
In the meantime, if you want to get your Hostess pie on and you want to pay ridiculous internet prices, you can always get them on eBay. Hostess Fruit and Pudding Pies
Blackberry? I’ve never seen that flavor!
And if you are even crazier, you can spring for a couple boxes of Twinkies as well.3 Boxes Hostess Twinkies 30 Pc Creamy Filling Cakes
It’s been a fun week over on the Mid-Century Menu! Not only did I get to post about the Glazed Tea Cakes that I made Tom eat for our Gelatin Contest…
…but I also recently had an article on church cookbooks published over on Faith & Leadership, and if you would like to check it out you can head over to their website. It’s not often that I can go on and on about how awesome recipes are outside of the blogs, so I was really thrilled to write the article and flattered that they even asked me!
PLUS I got to dig through my collection of cookbooks to find some fun recipes to accompany the article. They ended up using “Heavenly Hash” From Ridgewood Kitchens, which was published in 1945 by the West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, New Jersey. I LOVE this book because not only are all the recipes handwritten, but most of them are illustrated as well. The work of those talented ladies is really something!
Also, we are getting some great Santa stories for our “Santa Experience” Contest! I just absolutely love reading about everyone’s great stories!
If you haven’t entered yet, you had better get crackin’ because the deadline is coming up this week! The prizes are some freaking fantastic Christmas cards from WhatsBuzzin.com, THE Retro Christmas Card Company, and entering is so easy! Just leave a comment with a story about Santa and you are entered!