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I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sweets For A Sourpuss

My mother who for the most part is quite easy to get along with really pushed my buttons this past Saturday while visiting her at the nursing home. I innocently said that she had not sipped any of her water during the time we had been there and how important it was for her to get plenty of fluids. Well, you would have thought I threw the water in her face rather than ask her to drink it. Her face got that childish snotty look and she glared at me saying; “My health problems have nothing to do with not drinking water and I am sick of people telling me what to do”! There was a whole bunch more but I will spare all of you the details, let us just say it was not the most pleasant visit. It did end on a more pleasant note when she opened the container of dessert that we had brought her which was angel food cake with lemon pudding and whipped cream. I find it ironic that the tartness and the bit of sour from the lemon pudding mixed with the angel food cake and whipped cream can combine to form a relatively sweet dessert. I find it even more ironic that the tartness and bit of sour in the lemon pudding when combined with my mother the sourpuss……. was able to create a relatively sweeter mother!

Angel Food Cake with Lemon Pudding

1 angel food cake (round or square)
1 can of lemon pie filling or lemon curd works very well
whipped cream

Slice angel food cake into thirds, spread lemon pudding between layers Top off with whipped cream.

Serve chilled.


Photo chocolatemonstermel/flickr

18 comments:

Little Old Liz said...

I'm glad your visit with Mom ended on a happier note than it began with. Let's just say I know someone (or two, or three) that will be on the receiving end of this recipe, hoping for the same results you achieved!

Happy cooking.
Liz

Lidian said...

Been there, listened to things like that. Cake helps.

Julie said...

Thanks Lidian, they sure know how to push those buttons!

Julie said...

Thank you so much, Liz
I do hope this dessert helps with the sourpusses in your life.

Nikki Miller-Ka said...

Thanks for sharing about your mom and the cake. The contrasts really make the difference sometimes.

Judy said...

You are such a good and loving daughter. I'm glad she liked the cake.

Julie said...

Thank you, Judy

Julie said...

You are welcome Nikki and thank you

Carla said...

Sorry to hear about the visit, but at least she cheered up with the cake.

Julie said...

Thanks, Carla

kabonfootprint said...

I wonder why they called it Angel Food?

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Nazarina A said...

This sounds sooo good it makes my mouth pucker! Your Mom enjoyed it I am sure!!!

Julie said...

Kabonfootprint, I am not sure maybe because it is pure white and light an airy like a cloud(the believed home of angels)? Don't know, worth looking into.

Haley said...

I love anything with angel food cake! This looks great!

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Julie said...

Thanks Haley, I'd love to give it a try.

Haley said...

Haha! I think dessert puts everyone in a better mood. This is such a great and simple dessert! I love strawberries with angel food cake, but never thought to try it out with lemon.

We would love to feature your dessert on our blog and possibly on the first ever digital recipe reader! If interested email me at haleyglasco@gmail.com

Julie said...

Thanks Haley, I will be getting this recipe to you for the digital cookbook.

cleon dann said...

it remind me my mother... she alwayz cook something special for me...

regards
cleon dann