Friday, 8 May 2009

CAFETASTIC RETRO CHIC


I know yet another Cafe C post , but sadly at the moment I stalk the corridors of international Finance Technology by day and spend most of my evenings in the Cafe C kitchens slaving over a hot salad bowl .Therefore I have nothing else to blog about , so get over it already, nobody died (Yet !)
Anyway Last night we had a kids birthday party and Mr C decided on the retro classic a Knickerbocker Glory for desert .
It was a real nostalgia trip , I remember these from childhood Wimpy Bar Birthday treats.
We managed to produce a majestic replica right down to the suspicious looking tinned 'fruit cocktail' and jelly base , topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream , more fruit'n'jelly , a scoop of raspberry ripple , chocolate sauce and a frothing crown of squirty cream . Tastefully decorated with the ubiquitous fan wafer and a chocolate and wafer tube.
It made me quite misty eyed to see the next generation slurping their way to the dodgy fruit base with gusto and then poking at it with squeals of disgust.
Those are childhood memories worth having : - )
Its Singles Night at Cafe C tonight
I shall stay safely locked in the kitchen while 'Desperate of Dorchester' lurks without. To venture forth would be like throwing fresh meat to a hungry pride of lions
My popularity is a curse
****Strikes heroic pose and sighs plaintively***

17 comments:

Scarlet-Blue said...

We've seen your heroic pose on Infomaniac this morning...
Sx

Scarlet-Blue said...

Something like This?
Sx

BEAST said...

No its nothing like that Miss Scarlet

MJ said...

Miss Scarlet: Why does Beast insist on making that silly Vulcan hand sign?

Gorilla Bananas said...

It sticks out a fair bit, Beast. I'm referring to your paunch.

KAZ said...

Ah Beast - The Wimpy bar - do they still exist?
My mates and I used to leave the pub at chucking out time on Sunday afternoons, scoff a 3 course Chinese and then dash across town to the Wimpy for a Banana Boat.
Blissful.The knickerbocker glory was a meal in itself.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Sorry Mr Beastie.. to make amends I have given you something lovely over at mine...
Sx
MJ... I think he's trying to communicate with the space ship that he keeps on his bedside table..

BEAST said...

MJ said...
Miss Scarlet: Why does Beast insist on making that silly Vulcan hand sign?
***Makes Tufty club secret sign at MJ ***

BEAST said...

Gorilla Bananas said...
It sticks out a fair bit, Beast. I'm referring to your paunch.
The man must have big feet Mr B , otherwise he would fall over

BEAST said...

KAZ said...
Ah Beast - The Wimpy bar - do they still exist?
My mates and I used to leave the pub at chucking out time on Sunday afternoons, scoff a 3 course Chinese and then dash across town to the Wimpy for a Banana Boat.
Blissful.The knickerbocker glory was a meal in itself.
There are a few still about Miss Kaz , but they are not what the used to be

BEAST said...

Scarlet-Blue said...
Sorry Mr Beastie.. to make amends I have given you something lovely over at mine...
Sx
MJ... I think he's trying to communicate with the space ship that he keeps on his bedside table..
Why thank you Miss Scarlet
***shuffles acceptance speech papers and sobs***

UBERMOUTH said...

My Mum used to make the best pudding and jello desserts for birthday parties.

She's get a tall glass add red jelly,then choc pudding then a different cooloured jelly,more pud and so on finished with whipped cream and a cherry.

The kids LOVED coming to our parties.

It's funny that when kids grow up they never get those desserts again.

inkspot said...

Man, the desperate of dorchester are just people, what could possibly go wrong?

BEAST said...

UBERMOUTH said...
My Mum used to make the best pudding and jello desserts for birthday parties.

She's get a tall glass add red jelly,then choc pudding then a different cooloured jelly,more pud and so on finished with whipped cream and a cherry.

The kids LOVED coming to our parties.

It's funny that when kids grow up they never get those desserts again.
Uber I called chefs priveledge and made one for meself !
It made me feel sick :-(

BEAST said...

inkspot said...
Man, the desperate of dorchester are just people, what could possibly go wrong?
We will expect you to attend next time Mr Inky and I will throw you to the ravening hordes....make sure you wear clean undies

Scarlet-Blue said...

Inky won't come unless you've got sea cucumber on the menu.
Sx

Moot the Hoopla said...

Oh come on...I want to see what the Lions would do..Desperate Of Dorchester..HA!

It is awesome that those youngsters discovered the simple pleasures in Life..that don't involve screens or controllers.

My next avatar shall be ubiquitous fan wafer that's a beauty!

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