Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Friday, January 28, 2011

A Little Tongue Will Do You

When I was a child my mom was a firm believer in at least trying everything that was on your plate.  Well...that is all well and good as long as it is not weird beef tongue.  We had a butcher shop we visited every Friday to get the our meats for the week.  It was my favorite part of grocery shopping because we also go lunch meat there...and Jake had the best pastromi on the face of the earth.  He also had homemade fresh breads made by his wife.  My favorite was pumpernickel and Jewish rye.  So every week I knew we were going to get bread and pastromi.  One night when I was older and working after school I came home hungry and there....nestled in the bottom of the fridge was the red paper from Jakes that he ALWAYS wrapped my pastromi in.  I decided to take the lazy way and just reach into the paper and grab a couple of slices of hand went refridgerator lite.....and it stuck on whatever was in the paper.  I mean...STUCK.  It just latched onto my hand.  I screamed and fell backwards onto the floor and the meat went sailing up to the new dropped ceiling tiles...and stuck.  I looked up...and a tongue was hanging down towards me.  I screamed again and this time my dad came rushing in to see what the commotion was all about.  You can imagine how he guffawed when he saw me laying in the floor, pointing to the ceiling, and there was the tongue half hanging towards me.  Needless to say...when my mom put it on the table the next night for supper....I was not having any of it.  To this day I have never eaten Beef tongue and have a thing about cows, horses, etc....licking me.  GROSS!  Did your mom ever make you eat anything that you found totally repugnant?  Drop me a comment and let me know what it was.  Happy Friday!


sara said...

oh my word this brought back a memory. I love to read cook books. One year, as we were driving to my in-laws for a visit, I was reading a new cookbook I had purchased. I got to a recipe on cows tongue and just exclaimed over and over to my husband just how GROSS that was. "look you can see the taste buds..ugh!!" Well, we got to my MILs late and as we were relaxing before bed, my FIL said "Sara, would you mind tomorrow putting dinner in the oven before I get home from work. it is all ready" I excitedly said YES because he is a fabulous cook and I looked forward to his meals and then said "what is it?" And he replied "cows tongue".

I started laughing!!! I thought my husband had set me up because of our discussion in the car. But I quickly realized by looking at his confused and a bit hurt face that he WAS NOT KIDDING!! it was about all I could do to choke it down the next day.

So funny now!!!

Mary said...

That is such a funny story! Traumatized by a tongue! :D