GOOEY on Cracker




















My mom made cookies, cakes, and pies when I was growing up. It was usually for a special occasion.

Once in awhile we would beg for something sweet after lunch. Baking was time consuming, so she would grab a bag of powdered sugar, add some rich cream and butter (from our Guernsey), and add some real vanilla.

She named it GOOEY on cracker. That was its name. We named things when I was a kid.

When I treated my own children to GOOEY on cracker, I didn't always make my own GOOEY. I would cheat and buy a can of frosting from the grocery store.

I had some leftover frosting today - and I couldn't help myself. I even took a bite before I took the picture.

All you need is graham crackers and frosting.

Comments

Matt said…
My mom always told us to get the hell out of the kitchen.

Then, I had to help make a recipe book in first grade for Mother's Day, a copy of which went to every mother.

All I knew how to make was freshly squeezed orange juice (not that we ever made any, just hypothetically).

The recipe called for one ingredient: oranges.
momto3cubs said…
Gooey on cracker, how cute.

I prefer my gooey straight--no cracker.
judypatooote said…
Now I'm hungry for something gooey....I like to add lemon to my frosting.....
Karmyn said…
My kids LOVE gooey on cracker - and yes, I cheat and use the store bought frosting. But, it doesn't taste the same as when you made it.
Amanda said…
I love gooey on cracker, mom. So does Curly Mop. But I have to be careful giving it to the Mister because he will finish off the (store-bought) frosting and then get a tummy ache.
Willowtree said…
Does it come in a tube?
Pamela said…
Matt, I picture you as a cute lil kid with a big smile -- squeezing oranges. Now .. well.. I still picture you that way. But not oranges,.

Oh Kila... mee too. forget the crackers.

Patoote. yes.. and orange rind sometimes

Karmyn. seen the gooey faces

Amanda. Slap his hands
Pamela said…
I think you can buy frosting in a tube WT.
Shauna said…
We never named it but we had the same think! ! ! :) - I do make them up for the boys occasionally.
Heather said…
Mmm. Who could refuse such yummies?
Melissa said…
Is it wrong to admit that I know about frosting in a tube because it's easier to eat that way? Probably. Don't tell anyone, Pamela.
Little Miss Moi said…
Dear Pamela. Ohhh yum. I think I want some of that for breakfast. How decadent.
Beccy said…
I prefer my gooey on cake!
Robin said…
Gooey-licious!!

I LOVE that you named things...it makes them taste 10% better. Sometimes there's nothin' better than the taste of nostalgia :).
Mert said…
Oh good grief, I better not let Anna see this post... she''ll want gooey on everything! All you have to do is whisper cake to her and she starts drooling, LOL! Lord knows I have plenty of gooey right now- out of the can but tinted pink and green. Wants some? It's purty!
DesLily said…
lol how cute..
when I was a kid and we wanted somethng sweet, it would be a teaspoon of condensed milk! gawd I haven't tasted that in years!
Ordinary Janet said…
every time my mom made a cake she'd spread the leftover frosting on graham crackers. Yum. She still does it, and I still love them!
Dawn said…
ok now i want to try that. that sounds so yummy :) Ok i'm off to play some more catch up :)
Claudia said…
wow...that's pretty creative. I think the homemade one sounds better than frosting!
Devon said…
Gooey on a spoon works too! I haven't had breakfast yet, so this was a good post for me!!!!
jenn said…
I've never been a gooey fan. I'd just rather have the cake, or the cracker. Unless it's cream cheese gooey, then I might indulge.
James Cooper said…
Oh boy, there's a treat to be enjoyed in moderation.

Currently I'm trying not to dive right into the five boxes of girl scout cookies I bought from my coworker. Three days in my possession and I've already started on the mini-brownies, tag-a-longs, and thin-mints. Only a box of Samoas and another box of thin-mints remain unopened.
BarnGoddess said…
oh my, I havent thought of graham crackers and frosting in years!


I just took a happy walk down memory lane, thank you :)
C said…
That sounds yummy. I will have to try as I love sugary things.
kailani said…
That sounds like something even I could make. Although, knowing Girlie Girl, she would lick off the frosting and throw away the cracker! LOL! I should just save myself some time and give her the can of frosting and a spoon!
Trish said…
Frosting is ok but it just doesn't have the same taste as that Gooey on cracker. Must have been the real cream from good ol' Janny.
Biker Betty said…
Wow, your gooey sounds good. When I was a kid my mom used to make frosting for graham crackers too. She'd mix powedered sugar with just enough milk to make the right consistency. She'd then add color for fun. My sister and I loved it.

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