ruthless compassion (aroraborealis) wrote,
ruthless compassion


I'm making mashed potatoes for the Thanksgiving potluck tomorrow, so I thought I would buy some cream. I went to the market yesterday and bought a bag of cream (crema). When I got it home, I thought I would make some butter with part of it, so I opened it up to pour it in a container to shake it up, and, lo and behold, it's not cream cream, but the crema that is popular here to put on beans and/or eggs. It's kinda like sour cream, but a bit sweeter and not quite as thick.

Bummer, since I don't really use that stuff for anything, but okay, so now I have a big bag of crema in the fridge. So, today, back to the market, this time looking more carefully at the list of ingredients. I got a bag of cream, this time making sure that it was just cream (crema de leche de vaca was the only ingredient listed). And I just got it home, cut open the bag, and, what should I find but that it is NOT plain old cream. It's thick and sour. What a disappointment.

Now, upon consideration, I believe that I can make mashed potatoes with a sour cream equivalent, and they'll probably be quite tasty, but... I want some plain old cream, damnit! *hmph*

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