Sean always talks about eating angel food cake at her house when he was little. "It was magical and perfect!" He always followed the description up with the literal icing on the cake-which Mammie called 'goop.'
For years I've wondered what the heck goop is/was so a few weeks ago I asked Sean's mom about it. She laughed. Then she kept laughing. Y'all she couldn't breathe she laughed so hard.
"What is it?" I asked.
She said, "Well, like all things she cooked she was secretive about goop for a long time until Gene, (Mammie's son and Sean's dad,) asked me to make it for him. As his mother she felt it was only right to finally tell."
Then she said, "You want to know what goop is?"
"Frozen strawberries and Cool Whip."
Love that Mammie.