Sunday, March 27, 2011

3 Whoopee Day!

whoopie cakeWHOOPPEE !

1st WHOOPPEE – snow is gone and what started out as a wintery morning, ended up being a sunny, but chilly Sunday afternoon.

2nd WHOOPPEE - enjoying homemade whoopie pies given to us by a neighbor yesterday (thanks, Martha). whoopie cake0327 (1)

The whoopie pie (also called a gob, black-and-white, bob, or “BFO” for Big Fat Oreo) is an American baked good that may be considered either a cookie, pie or cake. It is made of two round mound-shaped pieces of chocolate cake, or sometimes pumpkin cake, with a sweet, creamy filling or frosting sandwiched between them. Strasburg, PA holds an annual Whoopie Festival featuring a whoopie pie eating contest and the coronation of the Whoopie Pie Queen. Here’s a whooppie pie recipe.

SAM_1526Grenville restrained himself from eating one right away since we were going out to attend a friend’s wedding yesterday afternoon. While the wedding cake wasn’t chocolate covered in fudge sauce, it was delicious – and homemade too! (Congrats Teresa & Jerry)

3rd WHOOPPEE - in between watching the morning snowfall and enjoying afternoon dessert, we took a  walk around the neighborhood. The daffodils had shaken off their frosty covering; the snow was gone from the grassy areas and the garden. And, there are blossoms everywhere – SPRING was just slightly deterred today.

cherry blossom time0327 (1)The blossoms on these two trees contrasted beautifully with blue sky.

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cherry blossom collageWe hope that you had a whoopee-full weekend too !


Lois Evensen said...

That second whoopie gave me about 2.5 pounds on my, uh, well, body, just looking at it!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I haven't had a whoopie in a very long time. They look good! Nice pictures of the blooms.

Daisy said...

Yum! to the delicious treats.

I love the blossoms! Wonderful to see! :) It's still a little too early for blossoms here yet.

Montanagirl said...

Great looking whoopee pies - and lovely photos.

Out on the prairie said...

Spring is there big.Nice shots.

Mama-Bug said...

Those chocolate whoopee pies looked so yummy! Maybe that snow will be gone real soon. Loved the pretty tree blooms too.

grammie g said...

Hi Beatrice..Did you know that PA. and ME. are having a dispute over the Whoopee pie as each calm it for the state dessert...crazy!!
Your photo's of the trees in bloom are spectacular !!
No calories in those pies was there??

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Everyone, the treats were delicious served with coffee as an afternoon treat.

LOIS, one was enough for us too!
LINDA, neither had we, maybe the next time we're in PA we'll try to find them. Yes, the tree blooms were lovely to see after the spring snow.
DAISY, double yummies from us. Your recent post about a neighborhood walk showed you may get some blooms soon (hopefully).
MONA, thanks and thanks!
STEVE, yes despite the chilly weather it really is here and the flowers seem to have survived the snow covering. Grenville is concerned about the peach blossoms as chilly weather is here this week.
MAMA-BUG (Christine) yes they were and snow is all gone - whooppee!
GRAMMIE G, yes I read about that dispute and that dispute so maybe we will have to sample them in each state to see where they're the best - not sure of the calorie count, but we went for the walk bvefore eating that helped (didn't it?)

Sandra said...

i could hardly look at the flowers, since i was blinded and blindsided by desire for a whoopee pie. yowsa i gained 3 pounds staring at that baby. I want one... now

L. D. Burgus said...

Gorgeous chocolate and wonderful flowering trees. I guess if the cherry trees are blooming in DC then you would have some blooms also. Our magnolias will bloom first and soon. Oh that chocolate is driving me crazy.

Snapper II said...

Spring is bustin out all over. I'll have me one of them Whooppie and cup of hot chocolate.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

That pie thing looks soo delicious :-) So I won´t take a look at that recipe :-) :-) :-)

Those trees are so beautiful! It will take some more time until we get there though.

Have a great day now!

Ginnie said...

In my part of the country they love those whoopee pies with a cold Dr. Pepper. (Can't say that I like either one .. but, then, I'm a displaced Northerner so what do I know?)

Elaine said...

Love the photos of all the blossoms in the trees. Looks like you are back to your lovely spring weather!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Wish I could send everyone one of the shooppie pies. Our neighbor is going to give me her recipe to try.

SANDRA, this was our first taste of a homemade one and it was soooo good.

Thanks LARRY, the cherry trees in this area are lovely, but we have none in our own yard so we see them on walks. Sorry the chocolate drove you crazy; we managed to resist for a whole day as we got them on Sat and ate them on Sun.

Hey SNAPPER II, we would sure try if you send a location, but it could get a tad messy through the PC.

Thanks CHRISTER, we won't be trying any baking recipes for awhile so this was a nice treat. Your forest trees are very lovely also.

Hey GINNIE that combination doesn't sound appealing to me - cold milk would be OK.

Thanks ELAINE, but ity was really quite chilly when we went for a walk Sunday after the "huge" snowfall!

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