April 19, 2006
Mayonnaise or Ketchup? Maybe Both!
If you know me very well, then you know that I have eaten a strange variety of foods growing up. We were served powdered milk until we questioned mom about why she was stirring our milk before pouring it, and why it didn't taste as good as Aunt Melony's. We ate hash...which we loved...but it was just ground beef, potatoes, and carrots topped with ketchup and mustard. Sounds gross, huh? We ate beans and meat--instead of beans and weenies (gross) and I liked it when mom added bell peppers to it. For an afternoon snack we got to eat bread and butter with sugar on top. Who else does that? We ate cold pork 'n beans with mayonnaise mixed in, and we ate tomato sandwiches or pickle sandwiches. Also, our favorite breakfast was "dip strips and tea" which was cut up toast (dip strips) and hot tea. We dipped our toast in the tea and loved it. Jeffrey dips everything in tea (or kool-aid) to this day, but that is a whole other posting! The weirdest thing we ate was apparently when we were very poor. Now I have seen hard times since I have been out of the house, but never hard enough to serve this to my kids. Obviously we couldn't afford lunch meat, pickles or tomatos....or maybe mom just didn't want to take that dreaded trip to the grocery store with her three kids. Either way, we GOT to eat mayonnaise and ketchup sandwiches! Yum Yum! No, way! I refuse to believe that I ever actually liked that. Not even a piece of lettuce or a tomato on that thing! Just bread, mayonnaise and ketchup. Apparently our family used mayonnaise in a lot of dishes though, which may explain my dislike of it now!
(And I must add that since I have been married Ben did try to substitute mayonnaise for milk in macaroni and cheese....come on! Everyone knows water works fine, but mayonnaise is absolutely disgusting....In his defense, he thought it would make it creamier than water!)
inscribed by Caci