I have a good friend who loves to throw elaborate theme parties. She is always planning her next soiree, and the last party she dreamed up was a Mad Men Luau theme. I was ALL about this theme, as Mad Men is one of my favorite shows and I was dying to dress up like Betty Draper or Joan, even though I’d probably be more realistic as Peggy. My friend is also a huge fan of Mad Men and I knew that she’d throw an amazing party, down to every last detail.
For all the work I knew she was putting into the party, all she asked of me was to bring a fruit tray. Obviously any respectable fruit tray comes with a fruit dip accompaniment. Having just seen the Mad Men episode where COOL WHIP whipped topping was mentioned, I just knew I needed to find a recipe that included COOL WHIP so that I could use the line from the show, “Just taste it!“
After a quick Internet search I discovered a very easy fruit dip recipe that included one container of COOL WHIP, one jar of marshmallow cream, and an 8 ounce package of softened cream cheese. The three ingredients were mixed together and voila! Delicious COOL WHIP fruit dip!
I dressed for the party in my finest 1960’s (ish) luau garb, flipped my hair out and donned enormous fake eyelashes. With my fruit tray in hand, my family and I arrived at the party and I just about burst until I could finally say my line. I set the conversation up.
“So, I made a delicious fruit dip! It was so easy to make! It only had three ingredients,” I said, ending the sentence expectantly, hoping to hear, “What’s in it?”
My friend said, “Great! Could you just put it over there on the table?”
Uh? That wasn’t the response I was hoping for, so I tried again.
“But THIS fruit dip has just three ingredients! You won’t even believe what they are!”
Her response? “Can I get you a Mai Tai?”
Exasperated, I said, “This dip has COOL WHIP in it! Just taste it!”
She still didn’t get it. “Mai Tai?”
“JUST TASTE IT!! It’s from Mad Men! When Megan and Don had a little act about COOL WHIP and then Peggy bungled the delivery? Kind of like I’m doing now? Just taste it?”
Finally, she got it and giggled. Obligingly, she grabbed a strawberry from my fruit tray and tasted the COOL WHIP fruit dip.
Her eyes grew wide, “YUM! This is so good” she said grabbing a piece of pineapple to dip again.
Despite my atrocious acting skills, we had a blast watching Elvis in Blue Hawaii as we ate Polynesian meatballs, roasted pork sandwiches on King’s Hawaiian bread, and of course, the delicious COOL WHIP fruit dip.
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