Saturday, July 27, 2013

Inspiration Avenue's Show and Tell Challenge: This little piggy

Inspiration Avenue is asking us to show and tell a favorite post.  I haven't played in an IA challenge for a long time, and I felt I should drop in and see what changes have been made.   I hope everyone considers it a viable Show and Tell entry, since I believe this is as much a work of art, as my mixed media art.

Lou Ann said we could share a piece of art that we created.  We could share something old, if we so desired. So I am bringing back this post I created back on September 7, 2010.  It seems quite appropriate, too, since I recently started a T Stands For Tuesday group, where you can drink anything and talk about anything.  This was one of my favorite Tea posts from days gone by.
 
This little piggy went to market,

This little piggy stayed home,

This little piggy had roast beef tofu,

This little piggy had none.

And this little piggy went...

"Wee wee wee" all the way home...

Totally trivial information:

Nursery rhyme words and lyrics first published in 1728.

"Marranitos” or “cochintos” is a Latin American pan dulce (pastry) brown, piglet-shaped molasses cookie that translates to “little pig.” Traditional marranitos get their spicy flavor from molasses and anise. Although sometimes called gingerbread pigs, there is no ginger or cinnamon in them.

They can be found in Mexican bakeries that sell pan dulce. 

If you want to be decadent, serve them with ice cream.

These piglets go by many names: cochinitos, lechoncitos, chanchitos, and marranitos. Whatever you call them, you can’t keep them from jumping into your coffee. They also go well with black tea.

Mug and matching freshly ironed dish towel by Taylor and Ng, both dated 1979.

Who in the world would iron a dish towel other than for show!

My drink of choice this lovely Tea Tuesday is freshly ground French roast coffee with half and half.

Obviously, I'm linking to Inspiration Avenue this week and NOT to Tuesday Tea.  Thanks Lou Ann, because this brought back lots of fun memories.

32 thoughtful remarks:

Steph said...

HAPPY Tea Liz!!! these little piggies are soo cute....lovely post....cheers!

Janet Ghio said...

Loved hearing about the piggies and their history!

fairyrocks said...

LOL 'snort' 'oink'

I say tofu too, that is too funny,
One of my favorite nursery rhymes.
PS I have an X mother in law who ironed
EVERYTHING!!! I was the wrinkly thorn in her side....

La Dolce Vita said...

great piggie t post! just love it all giggling my way through and loved your empty cup... adorable! and i never iron them either, I do find that a spray water bottle does a great job of smoothing out the wrinkles and as they are folded, they retain the shape! xx's to you and your little piggies!!

bad penny said...

What adorable piggies ! I did some ironing earlier - only ever iron summer cottons

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

wonderful piggie T post ... make mine with Tofu too please ;) OK I'll have ice cream!
great attention to detail ironing your tea towel too ... you're funny E!
Happie T to you! the cookie sound delicious!
oxo

Terri Kahrs said...

Those little piggie cookies are adorable, Elizabeth! I do love anise. My grandmother used to make tons of cut out Christmas cookies out of an anise based dough when I was small. Just the thought of it makes my mouth water! Hugs, Terri xoxo

1creativeone said...

Morning Elizabeth, love the piggies and I can here them say wee!!!!!! as they get a bit of ice cream dropped on their back! Happy day to you! Christen

Lynn said...

I wonder if I ever did "this little piggy" with my grandkids? Are they too big for it at six? I'll see. Let you know later. ;-) Thanks for the reminder.

*jean* said...

oo what a fun post! i love your cookies, they look like great "kid" cookies!! happy t tuesday!!

Kimmie said...

your chanchitos are soo cute!!! and they sound so yummy too! anything with molasses in it I would say! although I had never heard of these before!

One thing about clogged nozzles though - try a little rubbing alcohol - that always works on clogged hairspray nozzles :)

Happy T today!!! Kimmie

Healing Woman said...

I had to laugh when you mentioned that noone would iron a tea towel except for show. It reminded me of my family. My mother, grandmother, aunts, all ironed their bras and underwear and of course tea towels! I don't though..hah..I can't imagine doing that even if I had all the time in the world!

The cookies you shared really do look interesting. Funny that there is no cinnamon in them. I'll bet they are delicious dunked.

Cute post,
Thanks~
Cheryl

Marit said...

LOVE your piggies! That rhyme is too cute! I'm sorry I haven't been around for quite some time (life AND a writing job stood in the way of blog visiting) but here I am... and you are still here too, thank goodness. Hope you're doing well!

Dianne said...

The piggy cookies look so yummy....

Mar said...

LOL
at first glance it thought they were those turtles candies
i love those things!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Did you bake the cookies or get them at a bakery? They do sound good with tea! I love your blog, I always learn something, be it art or cookies!

Tammy Freiborg said...

I'll take two please! With a big glass of milk!

Miss Kitty said...

Dear Elizabeth,

The piggy cookies look lovely and the story with additional information was also a real treat. I should tell daddy to make some, especially as I like molasses.

Wishing you all the best,
MK

Marilyn Rock said...

Here we have Peppermint Pigs and they sell like hot cakes! These sound yummy and, of course, I'd have to have the ice cream! xxoo

Nancy said...

Ice cream with mine too please, your little pigs sound delicious!

Dianne said...

these little piggys are adorable...have never heard of them before, but all of my children 7 grandchildren have had the "piggy" nursery rhyme used on their toes...!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I always enjoy your history lesson thrown into the post. The piggies sound delicious...xox

Halle said...

Ah fun! Always loved that rhyme. Have a great weekend!!

Aranthe said...

Cute post and piggies. {G} I'm a sucker for trivia, so I particularly appreciated your "fun facts" at the end.

Lou Anne Hazel said...

Those piggies look delicious but are way too cute to eat! I'm glad you came back to see us at Inspiration Avenue. We missed you!

Beverley Baird said...

Love it! Such cute little piggies!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Those piggies look almost too cute to eat! I'll have a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.

Dianne said...

oh my goodness, these little piggies look delish! ...and a trip down memory lane, as that little rhyme is one that my parents recited to us as they wiggled our toes. then we got tickled on the 'wee, wee, wee' bit! I did it with my children and grandchildren...I don't recall seeing these cookies before, but maybe my memory is just poor! loved revisiting this classic! and maybe I need to look up this recipe...

Maggie said...

Yummy! I love these fat little piggies. They look delicious. Thanks for the info on them too. I haven't seen them in Mexican bakeries, but when (and if) I ever go back, I will look for them.

Rita said...

LOL! Ice cream with them--looks yummy! :)

~*~Patty S said...

Great fun and so well illustrated too E!
Really enjoyed seeing this post again!
oxo

Rebeca Trevino said...

I grew up on “marranitos” – breakfast of champs!