Monday, 27 May 2013

Pink Thing

The bad news? We’re at the end of Unfortunately Named Caker Recipe Month. The good news? I’ve got something pink.

Like most cakers, I enjoy entertaining. Once the crockpot has been unplugged, the paper plates crammed into the garbage and the Taster’s Choice has been served, there’s nothing I like more than turning to my guests and asking, “Who’s got room for some Pink Thing?”

Look, there’s no reason to feel ashamed – everyone should indulge every now and then. Pink Thing is creamy, tasty as heck and hits the spot. Toss in some nuts and you’re in seventh heaven. Take it from someone who knows – Pink Thing delivers!

A few months back, I gave readers the chance to win copies of my novel, Natural Order, along with a handwritten recipe card. Fellow blogger Mimi was one of the winners and I sent her the recipe for Pink Thing. (Check out her results.) Naturally, I had to taste Pink Thing for myself – and now I’ve got another contest lined up!

Simply leave a comment that uses Pink Thing in a sentence. I’ll pick the best one and send the winner a copy of my first book, Fruit. I’ll even sign it so you get an extra 50 cents on eBay. Make sure you leave your comment by next Sunday, June 2. (And yes, you can opt in as "Anonymous.")

Good luck!

1 can cherry pie filling
1 can Eagle Brand milk
1 can pineapple tidbits
1 carton Cool Whip
1 ½ cups pecans, chopped

Mix and refrigerate overnight. Spoon into pudding dishes or parfait glasses. Serves 8.

Source: London Newcomer’s Cook Book

(Yep, this is the same gem that gave me “This is Terrible – the Soda is Overwhelming!” Cherry Pudding.)






34 comments:

  1. Congratulations on this Caker milestone. In your honour I'm preparing a five ingredient recipe that includes copious amounts of margarine. It is spread out on a baking sheet and somehow emerges from the oven as Super Easy squares. I thought it a very Caker name. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks! Anything that involves copious amounts of margarine sounds like good eats in my book. The heavier the coating it leaves on your lips, the better.

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  2. Although the London ladies had enjoyed a little bun spread and corn ring - it was the moment when Brian unveiled his famous Pink Thing that really made them gasp with delight!

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    1. Asparagus Pea, I've had a few ladies gasp at my Pink Thing before - but never with delight.

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  3. Old Angel Midnight27 May 2013 at 12:41

    When the dinner bell goes "a-ring-a-ding-ding," they best be serving bun spread with a side of pink thing!

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    1. Hey, who told Shakespeare he could enter the contest?

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  4. From White Stuff to Pink Thing, Green Salad Mold to Orange Candle-Holder Thingies, Black Forest Squares and all the way to the joy of rainbow colored mashed potato dinner mints, Brian you are serving up a veritable rainbow of nostalgic caker goodness.

    (Truly, I AM tickled pink! Although it would have been very easy to go blue...)

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    1. Stephanie, I got a little misty reading this. It's like you're the Ghost of Caker Past, reminding me of my proudest accomplishments on this blog.

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  5. Well, I'm rather modest here on the West Coast, but it's late, so I'm wearing my Pink Thing. ;)

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    1. You can never go wrong wearing your Pink Thing. It's always in season.

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  6. I hope I'm not stretching it too much, but I believe I should earn points for plagiarizing a song with a food title, that probably will go nicely with a side of Pink Thing.

    You can sing along if you like.

    I believe in miracles
    Where you from, you Pinky Thing?
    Pinky Thing, you
    I believe in miracles
    Since you came along, you Pinky Thing
    etc., etc., etc.

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    1. Thank you, Melanie. This song will now be going through my head for the rest of the week.

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  7. I love Caker cooking because I don't have to use my pink thing to put the recipes together, instead I can often just turn off my brain waves and turn on the micro~wave!

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    1. Proof positive that, when it comes to caker cooking, every recipe is a no-brainer.

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  8. The Pink Thing crawled out of the swamp and in to the kitchen and on to the dinner table.

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    1. At which point one caker leaned over to the other and said, "Does this Pink Thing smell fishy to you?"

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    2. I have found a picture of The Pink Thing over on yahoo...
      http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/giant-flourescent-pink-slugs-140528983.html
      I suspect that they may smell a bit fishy (or slimy or just plain gross).

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    3. My money would be on gross. Although they're kind of cute in a bubble gum kind of way.

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  9. Ahem. In my best Kay Thompson voice:

    Pink Thing!
    Pink Thing—it’s a Caker Ooh la la!
    Pink Thing!
    The dessert with a certain je ne sais pas!
    Jell-O’s out, pie’s passé,
    Cake’s de trop and déclassé.
    And there is not the slightest excuse
    For chocolate mousse
    Or soufflé!
    Pink Thing!
    One spoonful will make your taste buds thrill!
    Pink Thing—why, it’s even better than Whip ‘N Chill!
    This most delicious Caker dish is
    Even popular in Beijing
    It’ll make you dance a Highland Fling—
    Pink Thing!


    (For my inspiration, see http://youtu.be/gVserRvKyec )

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    1. All I have to say is, "Move over, Mr. Sondheim. There's a new lyricist in town. And his name is veg-o-matic."

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  10. After dinner, he said excitedly, "Clear the casserole, move the margarine, I need room to put my Pink Thing on the table."

    PS-- I so love your site. It's renewed an interest in my own caker past. Thanks!

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    1. Sigh. If only that were true, Sara.
      Glad you like the blog!

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  11. Is that your Pink Thing or are you just happy to see me?

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    1. Most of the time, the line I hear is, "Is that your Pink Thing or a licorice nib?"

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  12. Mildred was thrilled she'd had the forethought to make her pink thing ahead of time, now she could relax unhurried with the bridge ladies.

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    1. I know Mildred. And you're right, Kirsty. She's a gal who takes care of her Pink Thing before the company comes over.

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    2. oh dear, I wasn't even thinking that, so thanks for the image! HAH!

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  13. Pink Thing's easy
    Pink Thing's cool
    Pink Thing's like a Caker fool*

    Pink Thing may sound
    kinda raunchy
    (and it makes your tummy paunchy)

    But if you like
    desserts to lick
    it's one step up
    from Spotted Dick!

    * fruity dessert

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    1. I'm going out on a limb here, but I don't think any poem ever written throughout the history of humanity has ever rhymed "paunchy" with "raunchy" before. Folks, you just witnessed history in the making.

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    2. Clearly, you have not read the complete Emily Dickinson...

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  14. Pink Thing, I think I love you.

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    1. Two things: I love your name, Craftypants Carol. And secondly, falling in love with a Pink Thing will always lead to no good.

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  15. I know I'm late, but I couldn't resist.

    "I just love to hear Pink Thing, 'Get The Party Tharted'."

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    1. Very clever, Margo. Or is this really Thindy Brady?

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