Prunes, Peas, Raisins and Gristley Meat

You may find this post silly. It is meant to be. It was needed to get my mind off the election for a few moments at a time during the day. It worked. My vote counted in everything I chose except for a couple of our state propositions. I won't go into those here. Just enjoy the prunes and peas.

Prunes are like raisins…..hmmmm….kind of the same looking….like droppings from animals. Gross I know. My doctor says they are good for you. Even though raisins are already small, I cut them even smaller and put them on cereal in the morning. They are especially good on oatmeal which also has cut up dried cranberries and chopped walnuts or pecans.

Now prunes I don't like the idea of putting them on ceral but you can buy a pack of them with smaller individual packets in it. The small packets have three or four prunes in it. They're not too bad but I still don't like the texture so will nibble on them till gone. It takes me about an hour to finish four.

It's a good thing my dad wasn't around cuz he'd stand over me till I ate them all at once…..then I'd throw up. He used to stand over me when we had peas. I hated peas. I would try putting some in my mouth then taking a big gulp of milk to wash them down because I couldn't stand chewing them. He wouldn't let me do that….he wanted me to chew them. :yuck:

I found a solution. The legs in the kitchen table were hollow. I started putting peas into the hollow legs. This would only be when my dad would walk away. Then he'd come back and see the peas were gone and let me leave the table. I did this for years.

I couldn't stand meat that was hard to chew either and would hide the little pieces in the table legs too. Over the years I kept switching seats to other sides of the table because I was afraid the legs would get too full.

No one ever knew about this until we sold the table and chairs. Everyone wondered what the little dried up things were that fell out of the legs when the man who bought it turned the table upside down in his truck. I certainly wasn't going to say a word.

About pam

I am retired from real 9 to 5 jobs. I do my artwork and occasionally write poetry. In September 2010, I moved to Fargo, ND after spending 60 years in Phoenix, Arizona. Now, five years later, July 2015, I'm back in Arizona. And yes, I love the heat!
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53 Responses to Prunes, Peas, Raisins and Gristley Meat

  1. L2D2 says:

    I put the Drift Away video on my blog, Pam. You can check it out there and if you like, there are others on YouTube

  2. L2D2 says:

    If you can remember Drift Away, and The In Crowd, those were his best hits. If you like old soul or R&B you will probably like him. Wonder if Carlos knows who Dobie Gray is.

  3. PainterWoman says:

    Linda, I think I've had black-eyed peas only once at someone's house. I liked them but have never made them.Now I've heard the name Dobie Gray but I can't place the music. Something to look up on YouTube.

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