Cream – Tasty Tidbit Tuesday 4/4/17

Everything I love has this ingredient: cream.I might be a little biased (sorry can’t avoid it,) but having a dairy farm (even though I’m a silent partner and write a lot of checks) for 23 years makes me pro-milk products. My all-time favorite is New England Clam Chowder. When I went on a New England/Canada fall cruise with my mother in-law and sister in-law in 2014, I tried clam chowder at every port! Bar Harbor, Maine won. (If you wanted to know!) If it is not made with heavy cream, someone did something terribly wrong. The definition of comfort food in my dictionary is thick and creamy clam chowder. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! It isalways happy dance time when I see that they have clam chowder on the menu that day! 

My second close favorite is Chicken Fetticine Alfredo. The white sauce is divine. (And a little fattening, but butter and cream will do that.) Usually at a restaurant Darin can automatically order for me: clam chowder, chicken alfredo and a diet Dr. Pepper. I try to branch out, (so I take forever perusing the menu,) but 9/10 times I go back to the norm. Sorry, I like what I like. I tried to order this in Italy, but it is an Americanized dish. Olive Garden can say they are authentic all they want, and the other problem is they give you like three servings in one order! (Leftover time.) 

Cheesecake and Whipped Cream are heavenly cream concoctions. Turn either down and you are crazy (Nothing personal.) I usually have a little pie with my whipped cream. And cheesecake, you’ve got to be pretty full to pass that up. A fruit topping sets off the flavors just right. (Yum!)Gossners has it in a shelf stable box that I keep on hand for cream emergencies. 

Carmelcorn made with pops is the most “morish” (a made up word, but you totally know what I mean) treat in my book. My sister in-law makes it with Bugles sometimes. (Its not the Logan July 4th fireworks without her carmelcorn and Neil Diamond’s song “Coming to America.”) I always make carmel pops for Christmas at my house. Its a nice change from chocolates and candy canes, therefore it doesn’t last very long. (I can let loose, right?) 

Then theres ice cream! If you are a human being you love ice cream. (And many other species do, too.) What’s the main ingredient? (probably sugar) But I would bet on cream. Mint Chocolate Chip is pretty awesome. However being a fan of maraschino cherries, I’ve got to pick anything with cherries. Gossners makes a Chocolate Sundae flavor that is to die for! (Yeah, they make ice cream!) Their Huckleberry is very good, too. (Try it. It might contain Beckstead milk.) Man, I want ice cream pretty bad now. 

Yay cream! I would pick you first on my team. (I’m a poet and didn’t know it!)

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