OR, Happy 100th Birthday, Oreo Cookie !
In life, there are those comfort foods that just seem to hug you. Especially if you're not feeling just great (see post below), whether it's the flu, a cold, a virus, or maybe just feeling a bit lonesome, sad, or blue.
I have several of those comfort foods . . .banana pudding that's still warm with lots of vanilla wafers and very few bananas . . . any kind of sherbet with 7-Up poured over it served with a straw and large spoon . . .bacon. . . baconbaconbacon, and it must be crispy so that when you hold it by the end of the slice, it stays straight and doesn't bend.
And then there's an Oreo cookie with a glass of cold, cold, cold milk. Well, maybe not just an Oreo cookie but quite possibly a whole row of Oreo cookies. Served with a knife. Yes, you see, I'm not a fan of the filling. It's so sweet, it hurts my teef. So, I break open the cookie, scrape off the icing and then pop the entire one-half cookie in my mouth, crunch on it, and then get a big gulp of milk. After savoring that, complete with a rush of adrenaline, I pop the other half in my mouth, and repeat.
And repeat. And repeat. And repeat.
I would never think of biting into an Oreo as illustrated. See what's happened to that cookie ? See all those crumbs ? What a waste. With my method of inhaling eating the cookie, there is no waste of crumbs. I've always wondered how I could use all that filling in another recipe so that it wouldn't be wasted, but so far I haven't. My dogs are grateful for that.
Now, I shall digress for a minute and discuss Oreo/Nabisco/Kraft/Nestle. I realize there are those of you out there who diligently followed my posts concerning Better World Shopper and Nestle. And that I boycotted Nestle products because of their involvement in child slavery. Those of you may be wondering, or not, that there may have been some discussion about Nestle purchasing Kraft, who owns Nabisco who owns that cookie up there. After doing a bit of research, I found this:
On March 1, 2010, Nestle concluded the purchase of Kraft's North American frozen pizza business for $3.7 billion. This includes DiGiorno, Tombstone, and Jack's brands in the United States and the California Pizza Kitchen trademark license.
With that bit of information, I decided my Oreos were safe from Nestle, for now. WHEW !
Now back to the question at hand:
How do YOU eat an Oreo cookie ?