Twinkies and Orange Cupcakes are BACK!!!

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After a brief hiatus, Hostess Twinkies and Orange Cupcakes are back or soon will be.  And thank goodness.  I had not realized just how addicted I had become to the succulent cupcakes that are teaming oozing with 55 ingredients.  I’m not sure which ingredient had me so completely hooked, but I think it was Polysorbate 60.  I do.  One of the more common, yet controversial components of the orange cupcake is the partially hydrogenated canola oil.  I don’t why they don’t just fully hydrogenated the oil, but I guess to make a profit, Hostess had to cut some corners.  One of the more baffling ingredients in these delicately delectable treats is beef fat.   As a unrepentant beef lover, I have to say that these cakes melt in my mouth like a rare Filet Mignon topped with a thin coat of melted blue cheese butter.  I just have one question for Hostess:  is that beef fat grass fed?

 

What I am Thankful For, For Whatever it’s Worth

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The Cease Fire in Gaza – hope it lasts!

That President Obama was reelected.  Did you know that Mitt Romney’s total of the popular vote looks to be 47% when all is said and done.  Seriously and this according to Ezra Klein of the Washington Post and guest host on the Last Word with Laurence O’Donnell last night.

For family and friends near, far and farther, or is it further?

That you can still buy hostess orange cupcakes and snowballs…but not for much longer unless someone steps up to the plate.  Won’t miss Twinkies though, never much liked them – too spongy and that they look like hotdog buns is a little off putting.

The blogging community and readers in general who read my posts and all 66 subscribers to Ribbie’s Weblog.  I should rename it, I know.  I don’t recall even giving the blog a name.  After I completed the wizard, WordPress just named it Ribbie’s Weblog.  Is it we blog or web log?  I should sell some Ribbie’s Yuletide web logs.

I’m thankful that I did some cooking last night –  two vats of “cheesy” grits (I sure miss Mitt), stuff for the stuffing chopped, bird pardoned and prepped; wines from the “old world” arranged – redwhite and blush. (tap the links if you want to know what we’ll be drinking today).

Happy Thanksgiving to one and to Y’all!