Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Skins, Strings and Glue

When I was a small child, my mother and grandmother would make farina or cream of wheat for me and set it out to skin up good before I ate it. I loved those skins. I also wanted my pudding dished out early to skin up. And I loved the skins on sausages.

But I hated strings! They used to have string beans that had a string in them--those strings would make me gag--I had to carefully remove each one. And celery--forget celery! Ugh. GAK!

Strings on mozzarella however, that was different. I loved lasagna, pizza and just plain mozzarella. Mmm, those strings were good.

And I loved gluey stuff. Big gobs of fish-eye tapioca. Mmm.

So it is no surprise that today I love spring rolls, with their soft stretchy gluey skins, I made some for lunch again today, mmmmm, with healthful salad inside. (I'm talking raw spring rolls, not fried ones.)


coffeypot said...

I can eat everything you mentioned. The only stringy thing I hate to put in my mouth is a tampon.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

You mean you don't pull them out with your teeth?

coffeypot said...

I don't mind wading in the 'Red River,' but I won't drink from it.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

LOL! Aiee, how did we get into this from talking about spring rolls and tapioca?

coffeypot said...

Strings in your mouth!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I never pulled a tampon out with my teeth, but I had one get lost up inside one time when someone was too eager to do same or allow me to.