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December 29, 2011


Rich Beckman

First of all, Cool Whip is decidedly NOT whipped heavy whipping cream. Redi-whip is much closer. Cool Whip is crap.

Second of all, one really must be able to catch a fly ball to be a Cub nowadays?!? Wow, things really are changing!!

Rich Beckman

Oh yeah, I just might try making that pie sometime (but the smart money says it will be awhile....)

Tim@Cubby Blue

Not kidding, I had no idea where whipped cream came from. I thought it was a chemical thing. And totally thought Cool Whip was better than anything that squirted.
Who knew?
As for the catching a fly ball thing, one can only hope...

Tim@Cubby Blue

If I can do it, anybody can.


Graham crackers?... marketing genius!

(If they'd been called digestive biscuits no kid would have EVER eaten one.)

Maybe Theo and Tom will decide to rename the Cubs?

Chicago Goat-Kickers anyone?

I'd just settle for the "Winners"!

Tim@Cubby Blue

Couple years for the Winners name, but as long as they get there well all be just fine!


I love to cook and often look up recipes online. You nailed your post, Tim! You displayed all the ingredients and photographed each step so even the clumsiest cook could follow along. And your final photo? Who wouldn't want to dig into that?

Hope you have a healthy and happy New Year!

Tim@Cubby Blue

I've been gloating around the house ever since, Donna.
It tasted fantastic, too.
And Health/Happy backatcha!

Rich Beckman

A long time ago...it was my first year out of Indiana U., living in married housing (my bride still being in school) and working as a supervisor in one of the dorm cafeterias.

The Great Blizzard of '78 arrived. I walked to work through snow up to my armpits. Given the weather few (if any) other full time employees made it in. But the student workers were available. My job was to trim the menu to what the student workers could prepare without the help of full time staff.

The desert menu called for zebra pudding which is chocolate graham crackers lined up on edge with whipped cream in between and then cut on a diagonal. The whipped cream was made on site. I gave the student the go ahead to make it and a bit of instruction (not quite the blind leading the blind...a few gallons of whipping cream and a bunch of sugar in the floor mixer and whip til it peaks).

A few minutes later I returned to see how it was going. We shut the mixer off and checked if it peaked and it just about did and I said "another minute" and we turned it on and I turned around from that huge bowl full of white fluffy whipped cream to a some paper on a clipboard on a stainless steel table and talked about something or other.

I turned back around and the bowl was no longer full of white fluffy whipped cream. No, it had collapsed and was now a smaller (but still large) quantity of butter.

No zebra pudding was served that day and the desert/pastry chef had less need of butter or sugar for a couple of weeks.

Tim@Cubby Blue

Rich, you're FREAKING ME OUT!
I know that when you go to a grocery store that drumsticks in neat little packs come from chickens.
But butter is over-whipped cream?
I had no idea.
Hilarious way to find out, too!

Rich Beckman

Going in, I understood that if you whipped it too long that it would fall and be ruined. I did not know that the result was butter.

Shortly after it happened, the woman who was in charge of all the dorm cafeterias stopped by and explained that to me (after she had a chuckle over it...)

Another interesting thing here is that, from my 22 year old vantage point, she was quite elderly. She was also thin and frail. Yet here she was, making the rounds of the cafeterias when the entire city was immobilized (I am not exaggerating about snow to my armpits). I have no idea how she was pulling that off.

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