My parents emigrated from Hungary in 1956 as teenagers and adapted fairly quickly to life here in America.
They met each other a few years later on a blind date, married and, even after my twin brother and I were born, kept a lot of their "old world" customs, including a love for Hungarian home cooking, growing their own vegetables and celebrating weekend family gatherings.
Every Sunday my mother, grandmother and I would have dinner on the table by noon (sometimes, as early as 11:30 in the morning) one of the few times during the week we would actually be able to sit together, talk and eat, as a family.
Even now, weekends just wouldn't be the same without a big pot of homemade chicken soup boiling away on the stove or the smell of freshly-brewed espresso wafting through the kitchen after dinner.
My mother would freeze COOL WHIP whipped topping for her espresso, savoring the "slow-foamy-melt" and insisting it to be the perfect treat for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Today, my kids enjoy COOL WHIP as an everyday treat -- especially, when visiting with their grandparents -- although, orders of slow-foamy-melt espresso are pretty much reserved for Sunday afternoons, when things tend to slow down a little (okay, A LOT!) at our house, anyways.
Some of you may prefer to try a dollop of frozen COOL WHIP:
- With a hot cup of flavored coffee of your choosing
- Slow-melts over iced coffee, very nicely
- Sprinkle frozen COOL WHIP on a spoon with powdered chocolate, crushed candy bar(s) or chocolate/rainbow sprinkles and serve with hot beverage of choice
- Cut frozen COOL WHIP into shapes
- Blend frozen COOL WHIP with strawberries for a summertime treat
- Layer (parfait style) with broken up pieces of chocolate brownie
- Sandwich frozen COOL WHIP in between honey or chocolate graham crackers (MY favorite treat as a kid)
You can also simply search for "frozen COOL WHIP recipes" on Pinterest or enjoy it straight from the tub (ahem) no judging.
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