Monday, March 3, 2008

Monday Morning Question


Playing along with Krissy this morning!  Here's the question:

What is the weirdest food you've ever eaten?

And here's my answer:  I may have eaten a lot of things some folks would find weird.  Crawfish, boudain, cracklins', gar balls.  But those things aren't really weird.  Not for the place I live anyways. 

Back when I was in school, my cousin and his family were down from Arkansas.  He was a Deputy there at the time.  Seems a bear had been killed.  Not sure of the circumstances, but cousin had a large amount of bear meat with him.  The family had a huge Bar-B-Que of bear.  Not bad at all. 

And then once when visiting Pete's dad when he was camped on the Neches River, I went in the camper and found a large pot of dumplings.  Helped my plate.  Took a bite of dumpling.  Heard him telling Pete how he'd shot some crows....and then how they ended up in his pot, for dumplings!  I put the rest back in the pot. 


  1. I don't think I ever eaten anything weird.... at least I do not remember!

    ~~~Make it a Great Day~~~

  2. I'm not familiar with boudain, cracklins', gar balls; obviously, like you said, local "favorites"

    interesting eats; I have to say I would have done the same with the dumplings, crow doesn't seem too appetizing


  3. Ok you have me way beat!  I think the most different food I've eaten was elk and that's not all that weird.

  4. I have never tasted crow LOL. Ken said when he was small his step Dad and friends shot a bunch of blackbirds and they fried them. He couldn't remember if he tasted them or not. Helen

  5. Funny about the crow dumplins. We use to have cracklins when mama and daddy killed a hog. John and I have eaten lots of wild hog. Can't think of anything really unusual. I sure would not eat rattlesnake. We ate a lot of squirrel when I was growing up. paula

  6. Now that is REALLY eating crow! LOLL..oh man. Never had bear. I reckon the some of the strangest things I have eaten is Tripe (dont really like it). Gator tail. Frog legs. squid. Dont like squid. I watched this show on the Foodnetwork one time, of a guy that travels all over the world and tries the local food. Some of it was just downright gross. The inside of soup? Chewy, not very edible. Iguana...just chopped up, gutted, like you would a chicken I guess...chop the legs...cook in a leaf over Tasty.

  7. I do NOT think I could eat crow, either.  Actually I KNOW I could not!

  8. Okay, crows.  I think you win for the grossest!  And by the way, what is gar balls.  Never mind, I don't think I want to know, LOL!

    Krissy :)

  9. Hi Barbara- Idon't know how wierd either, but back home in Canada, I used to eat poutin, which is cheese curds in gravy (yummy) When I moved to Texas, and also found here in  florida, I used to think it was strange for people to eat a white gluey type gravy with sausage bits in it with biscuits- but boy do I love sausage gravy and biscuits now!  I guess the really strangest thing I ever ate was when I worked at a dirt pit, there was a truck driver who used to hunt (not always legally either) and he gave me a piece of Curlew  which is like a cow bird.  It was pretty good, but small as it is a pretty skinny leg, and all dark meat.  I also tried turtle- tasted like- well, chicken.  I don't think I'll be going on a hunt myself anytime soon!  God Bless!!  Carolyn

  10. oh no crows? lol i think i would have put the rest back as well

  11. Lol. Oh No!! I was struggling with bear until the crow! lol. I remember eating tripe and potted meat. This pains me to describe but for those of you who don't know: tripe=sheeps stomach lining and potted meat= Nope I can't do It. For those of you brave enough, here Is the link: Mine was always from the butcher's and was In a small round plastic tub that I added tomato sauce to and loved with a passion! Ohhhh. I shudder at the thought! lol. Love Pam xx

  12. Ok...I'm gonna' yerp. ;)  C.

  13. My winner is a delicacy that folks south of the border enjoy... and even though I live 30 minutes from the canadian border, I still enjoy eating Lengua... um, for those that don't know, that would be.... cow tongue!!! Steamed and put some mustard on it and eat with corn tortillas... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm (yes, you can dis-avow knowing me



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