Friday, November 20, 2009

Snow Pudding Recipe [1975]

After posting Grandma Rogers' corn pudding recipe several days ago, Neighbor Mark was kind enough to share with me a page from a book titled Julie Eisenhower's Cookbook for Children. Page 84 of this book features a recipe for "Mister Rogers' Snow Pudding." According to the cookbook:
Everyone on television's Mister Rogers Neighborhood loves Snow Pudding. It tastes good but most of all it is fun to prepare. Mr. Rogers describes how he makes snow you can eat: "Presto! An egg white so clear you can see through it plops into the mixing bowl and in just a minute an egg beater whips it into a fluffy mountain." Add the other ingredients and the fluffy mountain tastes different from any snow that has ever melted in your mouth!
Interested in giving it a try? Here's the recipe:
Serves 6 to 8 
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin (1 envelope)
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
2 egg whites
Mix together sugar, gelatin and water in saucepan.
Stir constantly, while bringing to a boil.
Blend in lemon juice and rind.
Place pan in cold water and cool until mixture mounds when dropped from a spoon.
Beat egg whites until stiff.
Using rotary beater, slowly blend gelatin mixture into beaten egg whites.
After blending, stir mixture with rubber spatula until it holds its shape.
Spoon into dessert dishes or mold and chill until firm.
[Julie Eisenhower's Cookbook for Children, p. 84. Copyright June, 1975 by the Curtis Publishing Company.

Published by Doubleday and Co., Inc.]

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Grandma Rogers' Recipe?

I have no idea if this is legit but I felt like it was worth posting with Thanksgiving right around the corner.

In a recent article on, author Susan Toepfer provides some holiday cooking advice along with the metion that she and her daughter have the recipe for Mister Rogers’ Corn Pudding. With a bit of curiosity and a quick Google search, I found the recipe below. Found in the comments section of a 1997 online People Magazine discussion, this celebrity recipe supposedly originated with "Grandma Rogers."

For what it's worth, here it is...

MISTER ROGERS Grandmother Rogers' Corn Pudding
Serves 6

2 eggs
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 17-ounce can cream-style corn
½ cup milk
½ tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350°. Butter a 2-quart casserole. (A 9-inch square dish works well.) Place eggs in a medium bowl and beat well using a wire whisk. Sprinkle with flour and whisk until smooth. Add all other ingredients and combine well (mixture will be runny.) Pour into prepared casserole and bake for 1 hour.

I claim no responsibilty if this recipe isn't worth the internet space it takes up. Just thought it was worth a mention...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tours and Tributes

It's a big weekend in the Neighborhood! Following Thursday's unveiling of the Fred Rogers statue on Pittsburgh's North Shore, WQED is offering free public tours of the original Neighborhood of Make-Believe set. As mentioned previously here on the Neighborhood Archive, visitors will see all of the original pieces from King Friday's castle to Lady Elaine's Museum-Go-Round (although Daniel's clock is a replica). WQED put together a short promotional video featuring Mr. McFeely in order to promote this weekend's activities.

For a fan of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, knowing this set is open for viewing (likely for the last time) and not being able to be there is simply agonizing. It'd be like telling an Elvis fan that the King has been found alive and well and will perform a one-time show to anyone who can make it. Well, for those of you like myself who are not able to make it to Pittsburgh this weekend to see the Neighborhood of Make-Believe for yourselves, WQED has used it's Facebook page to provide a handful of photos to show us what we're missing. Notice the copy of Johnny Costa Plays Mister Rogers' Neighborhood sitting on the piano bench.

Also, a video is available on YouTube showing the dedication of the Fred Rogers statue in Pittsburgh which took place this past Thursday. Looks like it was a chilly and overcast, yet beautiful day on the North Shore.

To read more about this week's events, feel free to visit any of the links below. Many thanks to Neighbor Lawrence for brining these videos and photos to our attention.

WQED Offers Tours Of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - KDKA
Statue is reminder of humble Mr. Rogers
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
WQED Pittsburgh...Gives Public Final Chance to Tour 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood'
- SYS-CON Media
Sculpture of Fred Rogers unveiled on North Side - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
World's First Sculpture of American Icon Fred Rogers Unveiled
- SYS-CON Media