Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I beat for 3 minutes

Sometime back in the misty past there was a mouse-like dessert available for a while called “Soft n Swirl” or something like that. It was sort of a pudding-type dessert, and Richard loved it.

And then they stopped making it and he was very disappointed.

That is why on our last shopping spree at the salvage store, he happened upon this box of dessert mix that looked very much like “Soft n Swirl” and he could not pass it up.

And he asked me to make it for him.

The package directions called for the mix to be dumped into a bowl of cold milk and beat for 3 minutes. I decided to follow the directions exactly, helped along by the handy-dandy timer that sticks to the refrigerator there next to the beat up recipe for Creole Cabbage that I clipped from a recipe page in the newspaper years ago.

So I set the timer and started beating the mixture. And I beat… and I beat… and I beat. And it occurred to me when I glanced up thinking it was about time to turn the mixer off and probably a minute and a half had gone by. 

Have you timed yourself beating something for 3 minutes?

It takes an eternity.

Creole Cabbage

1 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup chopped celery
1/1 cup chopped onion
2 tbsp butter or margarine or oil
4 cups coarsely shredded cabbage
1 16-oz can tomatoes, undrained and chopped
2 tsp beef bouillon granules
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp white pepper

Saute the green pepper, celery and onion in the fat in a large skillet. Add everything else. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes. You can leave out the fat and just cook everything together. You can had hamburger or ham or meat if you want. It is really good.i


Cathy said...

Hello Leilani
At last I'm starting to catch up with reading some blogs after our trip. Thanks for dropping in recently and for your comments - I know we couldn't have afforded all the trappings of a Deb Ball when I was that age, so the occasion never arose for me and my friends. The Debutantes in England were the young 'rich' girls being presented to society (the way it used to be) - a lot of the private schools here in Australia seem to have resurrected the tradition over the past 20 years perhaps trying to encourage the girls and boys to be more sociable.
Now that recipe looks so simple its too good to be true - but I'll give it a go sometime
Take care

Oklahoma Granny said...

So how did it come out? Was it like what he remembered?

Leilani Lee said...

The chocolate raspberry mouse was very good indeed. Of course being that it came from the salvage store and who knows where THEY got it, there will not likely be any more.