How I had a chance to make a killing selling Twinkies on Ebay, but ended up eating them all...

5 years ago

This past Thursday Hostess filed for bankruptcy, thousands of workers lost their jobs, and hundreds of people stormed grocery stores and outlets buying up every box of Twinkies, Suzy Q's and Ding Dongs they could find...I was not one of those people...because I had already bought 40 bucks of Twinkies the day before...

I wish I could tell you that I had a preminition something like this was going to happen, so I went out and bought boxes of the stuff and made a killing on Ebay...but if I had had any decent pyschic ability I would've chosen any other career then radio...something that might've been tornado chasing. 

Nope.  This past Wednesday morning my husband mentioned that Hostess was threatening to shut down...this nugget of information jogged my memory...the part of my brain that knew I was suppose to do something on Wednesday...

Husband:  Hostess is threatening to shut down...

Me:  Oh that's right, I have to buy treats for the youth group bible meeting tonight...I think I'll buy Twinkies!  (And Suzy Q's and oh yes, I bought some Ding Dongs too)...

I ended up buying about 40 bucks...I kept a couple of boxes for myself...I had half a box eaten by 2 pm...the other half of the box I offered to everyone I saw at work...most everyone turned me's what they told me..."I use to eat Twinkies, but they changed something, the cream has an after taste..."  In retrospect, they did...but when you mix Twinkies and Diet Coke together, it's not that noticable. 

Here's the best part...when I brought all those boxes of Twinkies, Suzy Q's and Ding Dongs to the youth group, the kid taking my treats actually wrinkled his nose when he saw what I brought... 

The Kid:  "Normally people bring baked goods..."

Me:  "These are baked..."

The Kid:  "No, what I meant is people bake things and bring them..."

Me:  "You've never eaten at my house have you?"

What do you want to bet that by Friday afternoon this kid was kicking himself, tearing through the house looking for any left-over Twinkies, Suzy Q's or Ding Dongs to sell online..."homebaked my ass..."

Cindy Huber

Ps...I was going to save this recipe for next week, you know, just in case you were going to serve Twinkies for Thanksgiving but now had to scramble and make other plans now...and this is just as delicious as Twinkies...and Diet Coke...although, everything goes great with Diet Coke:

Bill Nicholson Krispy Kreme doughnut butter rum pudding!!! (As seen on the Paula Deen show)
Ingredients 2 dozen Krispy Kreme donuts 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated-you use evaporated for fudge-and this ain't fudge) 2 (4.5-ounce) cans fruit cocktail (undrained) 2 eggs, beaten 1 (9-ounce) box raisins (I don't know about you but I always skip them)1 pinch salt 1 or 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Butter Rum Sauce, recipe follows Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cube donuts into a large bowl. Pour other ingredients on top of donuts and let soak for a few minutes. Mix all ingredients together until donuts have soaked up the liquid as much as possible.
Bake for about 1 hour until center has jelled. Top with Butter Rum Sauce.
Butter Rum Sauce:
1 stick butter
1 pound box confectioners' sugar
(lot's of) Rum, to taste
Melt butter and slowly stir in confectioners' sugar. Add rum and heat until bubbly. Pour over each serving of Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding.
Oh, how many don't want to know.
 ; )

 Cindy Huber


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