Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Listen to the Penguin.

Coldspot Freezer Informational Booklet [1952]
Listen to the penguin! He knows whereof he speaks. Except about the bananas. Frozen bananas are great. Especially in smoothies, and banana ice cream. Also the milk. Frozen milk is fine. And the celery. You can throw it into soup, it'll be grand. And tomatoes. For sauce.

Actually you know what? Penguins are not known for their expertise in the culinary fields. They mainly eat bait fish. Don't listen to the penguin. He's full of it.

13 comments:

Brock said...

What about "sponge cake batter"? Would freezing affect the leaven? If it was an old-fashioned yeast leaven it would be okay, but what about baking powder? And why would you go to the trouble of making up the batter, only to freeze it?

Jana said...

Well, sponge cakes are leavened with eggs rather than yeast or baking powder, so I imagine freezing would do wonky things to it. It implies that other cake batter is fine to freeze though, and I really have no idea why you'd want to. So... so you will have warm cake later?

Karenlibrarian said...

He's mighty cute though. I agree, I freeze bananas all the time, but only when they're too soft to eat and I'm saving them for banana bread. Then they accumulate and fall on my head and I say bad words and throw them all out. And start the cycle all over.

Jana said...

I knew I had forgotten something important. Banana bread! Delicious, delicious banana bread.

Anonymous said...

I'm confused at this. Because there's an X through those 4 items, doesn't it mean you can freeze those? The headline is "Dont freeze," so there's no need for the X, unless it's don't don't freeze, in which case, you can freeze a banana. It would make more sense if the headline was "Freeze" and then X out items.

baobabs said...

so cute!! i like freezing grapes as well, but have never frozen bananas! what a great idea so they don't turn all brown and squishy and go to waste!

Jana said...

Anon- Hey now, he is just a little penguin! It is impressive that he can put together informative posters at all.

baobabs- Try frozen cherries. Tasty times.

Nonna Beach said...

We have come along way since 1952 as far as quality when things get frozen...except, of course, when humans decide to have themselves frozen...then all bets are off !

Jana said...

I have a meal planned soon that I think you will find applicable to your statement. :D

~~louise~~ said...

Way cool...Banana Bread from frozen bananas in the oven "as we speak."

Jana said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....

Alinja said...

Damn. Yet again I'm mislead by penguins. Story of my life.

Jana said...

You must have a very entertaining life.