Did you know that Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart were friends? They were. And did you know that Amelia once flew Eleanor to a fancy government event? It’s true. Maybe you know that Eleanor’s favorite dessert was Angel Food cake served with a pink fluffy topping?
Are you wondering how I got my hands on this all-important info? Goose’s last week’s reading story, that’s where. And, as luck would have it, the story included Eleanor’s famous recipe, the very recipe that Goose volunteered her mother (aka, ME) to make for her entire class. 🙂 Again, all true.
I tried to get out of it. I don’t have a sifter, I told her. I don’t have time.. I’m tired. Can’t we just buy the box mix?
In the end, I made the cake.. and to my surprise, it rose to it’s full height.. the heavy whipping cream whisked into fluffy peaks… and everyone said it tasted very good. All very important facts.
And just one bit more of info that you might like to know.. the box mix cost $2.39, Cool whip cost $1.79, and strawberries $1.89/pint.. for a total of $6.07… The price of the ingredients in Ms. Eleanor’s recipe.. approximately $15.61. Yep, those are some cold, hard facts for those of us who like to whip it up from scratch.
It’s a this point that I’d love to say that $15.61 recipe produced a cake that tasted 10 times better than the wimpy “box” mix.. but, I can’t. I didn’t get to taste my cake. You see, my one Angel Food cake had to feed 23 people.. If you’re not in the class, you don’t get any……………
I probably should have just bought that wimpy box mix..and saved me so cold hard cash… What? They’re 10 years old… they’d never have known the difference. 🙂