July 09, 2007

Rain, Part II

I forgot the other exciting thing--Catherine's cucumbers seem to have gotten the idea to grow, and we found a great big one yesterday.

She was horrified that I ate it for supper last night, though.

She wanted to make a pickle out of it.

We tried to explain to her that it's hard to do a batch of pickles with just one cucumber, but this didn't seem to matter at all to her. She gave me the stink-eye for the rest of the evening.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at July 9, 2007 10:44 AM

Monday 3 Questions, Part II:

1. Was it a burp-less variety?

2. Did you burp after eating it?

3. How did you prepare the solo cuke (and shared with others?)?

Posted by: Marc V at July 9, 2007 12:11 PM

Thank you for the follow-up questions, Marc.

1) Possibly, although given the results of eating it, I'd say no.

2) Yes, and during.

3) The cucumber was thinly sliced, lightly salted, and placed delicately between two slices of mayonnaise-slathered multigrain bread. The slices that could not be located within the confines of the bread were places on a dessert plate and consumed after the sandwich.



Posted by: Terry Oglesby at July 9, 2007 12:19 PM

Hellman's? Dukes? Miracle Whip? Generic?
[The Taterbed is a Hellman's house. Bring out the Hellman's and bring out the best - now THAT'S a jingle!]

Have you seen the commercial for these gloves that you can supposedly peel vegetables (particularly taters) just by rubbing the vegetable with the gloves on under running water? Since you didn't mention peeling the solo cuke I was reminded of these "miracle peeler" gloves. They seem too good to be true.

Posted by: Marc V at July 9, 2007 01:05 PM

Thank you for your follow-up follow-up questions, Marc.

1) It was in a jar, and it had a label on it, with words. Beyond that, I have no recollection, although I am hoping it was the least expensive jar in the store. I am not a mayonnaise connoisseur.

2) No, I haven't seen those, but I have seen the gloves you can use to brush your pet and get their shedding fur off of them. It's probably just like that. I don't know if such a thing would work on a cucumber, though, since they have such a tough rind.

2a) I did peel the cucumber, although I probably would have enjoyed it even more with the skin on. I just got a wild idea and peeled it, though.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at July 9, 2007 01:18 PM

When Tim was little, I couldn't let him see me cut a cucumber or a tomato. "No, don't hurt Bob and Larry!" (Veggie Tales)

Posted by: Kathy at July 9, 2007 02:47 PM

Thank goodness my kids never really got into Veggie Tales, or else they'd have one more scar on their psyches. "Come on, kids! Let's eat a big bowl of Bob and Larry! And save the eyeballs for me!"

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at July 10, 2007 08:19 AM