Sunday, August 7, 2016
A friend asked why posts have been scanty recently -- I must confess it's gratifying that someone noticed -- and as you might have guessed, The Family was visiting from out-of-town (out-of-the-state, out-of-the-country.) Working my way through the leftovers, and having received no response after an appeal to my recent visitors, I throw this open to all and sundry -
CAN ANYONE GIVE ME A CLUE AS TO WHAT THIS SLAB IN THE FREEZER MIGHT BE?
It's somewhat crumbly, and to my surprise a bit nipped off tastes of ginger, but no gingerbread was involved in the recent festivities, and anyhow this does not have the texture of baked goods. Clearly it was cut with a knife there -- off a larger something...
What's interesting is that I don't seem able to eat it until I know what one is supposed to do -- does it call for a glass of milk? does one use a knife and fork? should it be warmed up? grilled? is it appropriate for breakfast? is it a dessert? should it be ingested in small amounts? crumbled over ice cream? is it safe after it's thawed? If that dark bit isn't a raisin, what could it be?
I don't seem able to simply relax and take it on its own, somehow.
Clearly, we've become too civilized.
*btw, that face peeping out of the corner in the first picture is, appropriately enough, Samuel Pepys -- I made the mistake of putting the Slab on my desk to take the picture, and Sam's portrait is on my mouse pad.