More on that family gathering. Yes, we had the sour cream/buttermilk debate, but a few other things came up. Tell me what you think.
I put marshmallows on the baked beans after they came out of the oven.
Daughter: Marshmallows on the baked beans, that’s weird.
Me: I always do that.
Daughter: I don’t remember you doing that. (to SIL) Have you ever had marshmallows on baked beans? Do you think it’s strange?
SIL: I don’t know, I don’t think so. It is kind of weird.
Me: Dad, have you ever had marshmallows on baked beans.
Dad: Mom used to do it.
Me: Well, at least I didn’t put them in the cole slaw.
Daughter: Eww, that would also be weird.
Me: Dad, have you ever had marshmallows in cole slaw?
Dad: Mom used to do that.
Me: See, it’s not weird.
Daughter: Just because Grandma used to do it doesn’t mean it isn’t weird.
Me: Well, if you think that’s bad, you should watch Frankenfood.
Niece: I haven’t seen that, what kind of things did they do?
Me: Well, they put together chocolate and bacon.
Daughter: Eww, that is weird.
Me: Well, actually, I think it was like a giant chocolate chip cookie with bacon on top. I can’t remember exactly.
Daughter: Hmm, that sounds kind of good like that.
Me: So, how were those baked beans?
I can’t remember anyone complaining, but I can’t remember them raving about them either.
But, I’m sure that at the next family gathering, someone will say, “What, no marshmallows?”
Do you have any weird family food traditions?