Wednesday, July 14, 2010

food fight


okay, not that kind... but I couldn't resist.

I read a sort of cute, semi-entertaining, better-than-working article today. It was about families competing over who orders the best, etc.

Sort of appropriate for my family, we always have order envy and then of course, there is the Shelley Bite. My brother-in-law aptly named this phenomenon after my mom because if she asks for a bite, she will do everything but stick her fingers in it to ensure that she gets a little bit of everything, and generally bites right in the middle, unless of course there is a delicious crust involved, then she'll nibble the edges :) We also like the phrase, "First one done helps the others!" and "You're saving some for later" if there is a crumb or a smear on someone's face. I could probably write a book on my food life with my family. Entire chapters could be devoted to topics like Katie's Thumb Must Taste Like Chocolate or Tera and Gramma Duke It Out Over the End Piece (of Italian bread) or Uncle Tom Ate All The Crinkles. Dad's Flip Flop Flap Jacks would also be a clutch chapter and I could have him guest author the chapter about Creamed Doody on Toast and other Depression Era foods. Don't ask.

So the article was a fun quick read, but then I made the mistake of casting my eyes downward and seeing the ENORMOUS COMMENTS SECTION. People were fighting back and forth about what a ridiculous waste of time this was, or that families who do this must be so cold and competitive that they had nothing else to talk about. Crazy. What is it with this era of zinger commenting? Talk about waste of time...


5 comments:

Katie said...

love it! how about mayonnaise cake as another depression era hit, Papa's definition of the perfect banana and his method of getting every last drop of creamer from the tiny individual creamer cups, the smell of Gramma's sauce cooking in the kitchen, and of course me being "puffy" and you laying off the donuts!

eyeheartorange said...

Katie : I am ashamed to have forgotten about the Perfect Banana! But what about Stealing Creamers From Restaurants and Tales of Great Grandparents Eating Apples and Oranges as TV Snacks.

Leah : ??? Was that one of the comments?

Christine said...

I do miss flip flop flap jacks!

Katie said...

Yes, Tera you're right about stealing creamers, I just didn't want to indict G&P on the interweb. And you have to remember at your bachelorette weekend when I accidentally dropped (ok, alcohol-induced dropping) my grilled nectarine into my glass of water as I was moving it to my plate. Good memory, Leah!

Michele said...

Okay, just getting caught up here. I haven't seen anything about Katie's "snack dinners"yet. And how 'bout our traditional lemon drops at all family weddings? And of course the line "Would you put me some of that?" It's so much fun remembering special family quirks. I had a blast spending last week with my parents and all my sibs.