Friday, May 1, 2009

A New England Tradition

Last night the boys got to partake in a New England tradition: the consumption of Whoopie Pies. My readers from New England are all probably nodding their heads at the thought of it being a tradition and at the same time drooling on their keyboards at the thought of eating their very own Whoopie Pie. For those not from New England or those who do not know any New England implants in their part of the country who have brought the Whoopie Pie to them, allow me to enlighten you.

That my friends is a Whoopie Pie. To put it simply it is heaven. It's rich chocolate cake with an equally rich cream filling. It's terribly bad for you (trust me, you don't want to know what's in that filling!) but as all bad things do, it tastes oh-so-good. In New England it is common to find giant Whoopie Pies (6-8 inches in diameter) wrapped in plastic wrap and for sale in pretty much any gas station or convenience store.

Yesterday I made a batch of Whoopie Pies to bring to brunch this morning. Yes, I realize this isn't a brunch food but they were requested and really chocolate at 9:30am is perfectly acceptable in my book. Anyway, I set aside a couple so that the boys and Nick could have one. The boys loved it! Lots of "mmmmms!" were heard in this dining room.

Chase and Tyler aren't eating Whoopie Pies here, but it is an adorable picture I snapped of them after nap time yesterday. I just had to share it!


Gmom said...

Yummm! I remember when you first tasted a whoopie pie - you were much younger than your boys (we only gave you a taste, not a whole one.) Your spontaneous reaction was "Yum".

Frugal Momma Zoie said...

I've never made them but by step-daughter makes them with PJ filling. What kind of booster high chairs are those? I'm looking for one for B.


Jen said...

I knew what a whoopie pie was, but being a mid-western girl, I've never had one. Which begs the question, why am I drooling?? LOL

Helen said...

The boosters came from One Step Ahead, but last I checked they had stopped selling them. They're called the Grow With Me Booster and they are fantastic - maybe they can be found on ebay or craigslist.

Momma-of-5 said... I'm curious...what's in the filling? I always thought it was plain whipped cream, so I never tried it! Now...I want one. How hard are they to make? Are you willing to part with the recipe?

Rachael said...

those look heavenly. i haven't tasted one yet, but i would love to make them. would you be willing to share the recipe?

Sarah said...

I know what a whoopie pie is!! Well, I am in New England. Yummy.

Allison said...

They look like Moon Pies, that's what we have down here in the south! And Tyler's feet look huge!! :)

Anonymous said...

I am IN New England but from the south. We had them growing up, that and Moon Pies, which are very similar, so I don't think it is just a NE tradition.

But they are pretty yummy never the less.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Funny enough, I've had Whoopie pies here in WI! Yum.
Don't you love those snack containers? We have one, and Emma loves having her own snack, and I love that it doesn't spill!

breckholladay said...

A whoopie pie was one of your first solid foods if I remember right

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