Wednesday, August 20, 2008

THE TRAIL OF TWINKIES

Milton, here for Kristy:



Twinkie, Twinkie, little cake

How I wonder how much I ate?

Up above the pounds I need to weigh

Like a magnet oh so great

Twinkie, Twinkie, little cake

How I wonder how much I ate?


When I preach my three point theological, apoligetical sermon entitled “The Great Twinkie Tragedy” this can be the poem for the second point. Doesn’t every boring sermon need a poem?


I think this twinkie stuff has become a distraction. 


Boy when I return to Jacksonville, I am going to be some kind of preacher!


I will post later this morning more on the Twinkie Trail in Rocky Mount.


10 Comments:

At 10:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey big brother,
I have a pillow in my office that says " I would give up chocolate but I am no quitter". Perserverance is a great quality, even with chocolate!
love ya,
janet

 
At 12:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny? You guys like your twinkies and we girls love our chocolate!

Cute little song--I've never sung one about chocolate though.

 
At 12:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Twinkie, Twinkie - just a few!
Boy, oh boy what damage they do
They call to me yonder, far
Just wait, I will empty the jar!
They're in my dreams, I see them clear...
They're on my thighs..oh, what to fear!
My girlish figure, where did it go?
In the creamy center that I LOVE SO!
I wish the carrot sticks would call out so loud, or celery would make me proud...
But no, it's twinkies that I love so....
Fear not, my friends........I'm in the know!

 
At 7:39 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Ahh, but have you had a deep fried Twinkie yet? Like the deep fried Snickers - pure culinary heaven. ;)

 
At 7:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem with Twinkies is that they're such a nice size. They fit in your hand and weigh about as much as a big feather.

Plus they come in a box.
A very big box.

Which makes it easy to eat another...and another. Because everyone knows that it takes four Twinkies to equal a normal piece of cake. Now, the box only holds twelve, right?

That's only 3 pieces of cake.

Enjoy your Twinkies. I wonder if Kristy is giggling?

 
At 8:42 PM, Blogger Gayle said...

Some kind of a preacher, indeed.
Milton, Milton, where art thou?
Eating Twinkies?
Yes, and how.

 
At 4:33 AM, Blogger Barbara J. Robinson said...

God is using your experiences to make you SOME KIND OF PREACHER. When you return, you'll be a better, renewed, refreshed one. There may also be more of you :), a bigger man in more ways than one, a man of even greater substance.

Barb

 
At 8:03 AM, Anonymous Shell Washam said...

Milton, you were a poet and didn't even know it! HA!

Your post made me laugh-out-loud this morning! I needed that.

 
At 8:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is with the girls liking chocolate and the men liking twinkies comment . . .no offense, but that is just not true! Give me twinkies anytime. You go Milton and we look forward to more of your "2008 Twinkie Tour"

 
At 7:33 PM, Anonymous Cheryl said...

Deep-Fried Twinkies
From Good Morning America and Janet K. Keeler, St. Petersburg Times food editor

Fruit recipes
Twinkies might seem like enough of a treat, but this recipe calls for deep frying the cream-filled snack with batter and eating it like a popsicle. To sweeten the deal, there's a recipe for berry sauce, too.

Ingredients

# 6 Twinkies
# Popsicle sticks
# 4 cups vegetable oil
# Flour for dusting
# 1 cup milk
# 2 tablespoons vinegar
# 1 Tablespoon oil
# 1 cup flour
# 1 teaspoon baking powder
# 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

1. Chill or freeze Twinkies for several hours or overnight.

2. Heat 4 cups vegetable oil in deep fryer to about 375 degrees.

3. Mix together milk, vinegar and oil.

4. In another bowl, blend flour, baking powder and salt.

5. Whisk wet ingredients into dry and continue mixing until smooth. Refrigerate while oil heats.

6. Push stick into Twinkie lengthwise, leaving about 2 inches to use as a handle, dust with flour and dip into the batter. Rotate Twinkie until batter covers entire cake.

7. Place carefully in hot oil. The Twinkie will float, so hold it under with a utensil to ensure even browning. It should turn golden in 3 to 4 minutes. Depending on the size of your deep fryer, you might be able to fry only one at a time, two at the most.

8. Remove Twinkie to paper towel and let drain. Remove stick and allow Twinkie to sit for about 5 minutes before serving.

Makes 6.

Variation: Slice Twinkie into 4 pieces. Flour and batter each before frying. With this treatment, one Twinkie will serve two people if accompanied by a sauce.


Berry Sauce
Ingredients

# 1 10-ounce jar of seedless raspberry preserves
# 1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries

Directions

1. In a saucepan, heat preserves over low heat until melted.

2. Add 1 cup of fresh or frozen mixed berries.

3. Heat until sauce just simmers.

4. Cover; refrigerate until served.

Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Source: Janet K. Keeler, St. Petersburg Times food editor

 

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