Ain't that Somethin'? re Cool Whip (tm)
Sep. 3, 2010 9:27 pm
Updated: Sep. 6, 2010 6:04 am
A reader requested help, from more than myself here at AR I would suspect... living in S. Africa, wondered just what "CoolWhip" is, and could there be substitutions? Well folks, I hardly ever buy the "stuff," preferring freshly whipped heavy cream (hey,
they make pills for cholesterol!) Got to wondering, if whipped cream would work... I came up empty on that one, have never tried it, but did, however stumble across a link, leading me to "Mock Whipped Cream!" the rec. as follows...
3/4 tsp unflavored gelatin
1 tbls cold water
1/2 C nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 C ice water
2 tbls confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar)
1 tsp vanilla
Combine gelatin and 1tbls cold water in heat proof measure cup or bowl
Place in a pan of simmering water, only until gelatin dissolves, about 4 mins
Combine in a small chilled mixing bowl, dry milk powder, ice water, and confectioner's sugar
Whip with chilled beaters on med speed, till foamy
Continue beating, and add gelatin mixture down side of bowl (to prevent spatter)
Beat on med speed an additional 7-10 mins until it resembles whipped cream
Add vanilla, and beat until incorporated.
Use, or refridgerate immediately. It may "deflate" some, simply beat again until light and fluffy
I found this at RecipeSource.com (no offense AR!) The rec may have been contributed by "mastercook," I'm unsure, but do wish to give credit as deserved!
So, while crazy cook didn't fuss in the kitchen much, after a rather busy afternoon, and finding some leftover pork bbq for sandwhiches and opened a can of pork&beans (which I did dr up a tich) guess it was interesting to spend a bit of time on the crazy computer,
to solve a curiosity!
So, I sat this afternoon, dreading heading out into 100&miserable heat, to go to the grocery, on a major buying trip. Did well at sticking to my list, with only a few exceptions... Decided to grab a head of lettuce, figuring what I had on hand must be getting
low, and may not be edible, even, as it's been in the crisper for I don't know how long! While hunting for pretzles (since J left I've wanted make some ChexMix tm) and that was just about the only item I didn't have on hand... and snatched a bag of wavy potato
chips... conveniently placed directly next to the darn pretzles! Made it thru a store that I'm not all that familiar with (as to what's in which isle...) without too much back tracking, I'm pleased to say - as my cart got fuller, and fuller... I did notice
tho' that I'd missed a couple produce items, just wasn't that critical to back track to where I began (I'm wanting to get to Sprouts "farmers market" anyway!) Didn't pay a whole lot of attention, by time I was checking out, the lines were getting longer,
and longer, at the checkouts. I assisted the "bag clerk" in stuffing some items into my AR shopping bags, plus a few others... Made SURE that the cashier got my numerous coupons before hitting that always "scary" TOTAL button! I held my breath a moment...
So, my grand total, after the "dust settled" as it were, was $75.61 on my check card. Prior two trips "out" totalled about $65, guess to feed and beverage two adults, isn't that hateful, in this day and time... So, "drumroll please," final coupon/on sale
items $53.86, for a total savings of 42% according to my sales slip! I JUST LOVE when I do better than, say, 30%!! Guess it made it worth "schlepping" in the long run, not to mention that the pantry is "full and happy," at least for the time being. Once
I had cooled off, put all away, as usual (for me, anyway,) I began the "next" grocery list, with the "missed" items, and a few more, that as I pondered... "shoulda got..." Seems with all of my planning, and forethought, that IS the routine, so guess I might
as well get over it, and take it as a "given!"
Well, all, despite the hour (early for me...) think I need to sit back and relax some. I imagine I'll get a second wind, as I often do this time of day, but the old back and shoulder muscles are moaning at me... Hope you are all well, happy, and cookin' crazy
over the holiday weekend! Will check in later...