A mother-daughter conversation on food and cooking (mostly)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Decline of America as a Superpower

It’s all because of this recipe, which was gushed about in the food section of yesterday’s Arizona Daily Star. It’s the family favorite, brought to every get-together, of the interviewee’s family (whom I never want to meet).

It’s plain to see where the country's epidemic of obesity and diabetes has come from: recipes like this. It has every preservative and additive available and is loaded with sugar. Plus, it’s just plain nauseating.

Cranberry Whipped Cream Salad

Layer in a glass bowl:

2 packages crushed graham crackers
2 cans jellied cranberry sauce, thinly sliced
1 tub Cool Whip

A civilization that can eat crap like this is doomed.

(Photo by Charles Armstrong, University of Maine)

1 comment:

Eva said...

It sounds like you need a vacation. Maybe to France or somewhere else where nobody would invent such a dish. The State had a similarly icky recipe over the weekend for a strawberry pudding made with instant cheesecake mix.