- ttoommyy May 26, 2011 11:02 AM
While growing up, my mother had two sayings that will stick with me forever (and that I still use):
1. Whenever she had something to eat that was rather insubstantial, she would always say, "That wasn't enough to fill a tooth with." Classic!
2. If someone was just standing around doing nothing or had a certain shifty look about them, she would say, "What are you doing? Posing for animal crackers?" This one just floors me. I love it.
What about you? Did/does your family have any favorite sayings that have to do with food or are somewhat food related?
my mother usually hit me with "you better finish your plate...there are children starving in china that would kill for that....
and my dad usually used he/they/it has more of (insert whatever) than carter has liver pills....
Though I was fairly slender growing up, my father now and then would give me a little slap on the rear, and say, "Must be jelly, 'cause jam don't shake like that!"
I use food analogies all the time...
As a maker of jewelry, I have never had a man give me a piece of jewelry. Two offered to buy me a stone so I could make my own ring.
"Would you buy Thomas Keller a bag of groceries and tell him to make his own dinner?" I would respond... "Chef's like to eat out too..."
They didn't understand and I still don't have bling from a guy.
My German-born mother was a good cook but like most kids I had food dislikes (that I later outgrew). If I complained about something on my plate, her retort was "Fress dreck!". The literal translation is "eat dirt", but it is more insulting because while "essen" (as in delicatessen) is used for people, "fressen" is used for animals.
My dad is a real character he makes things up all the time.
He told my brother that my mom was so sweet that she was actually made of sugar cookie dough.
He used to blurt out ha ha ha Corn on the Cob!
When cooking bacon before throwing the strips in the pan he was say "Take it Naked Bacon".
He used to tease us that it was called veal-crow instead of velcro the soft fuzzy side was made out of veal and the scratchy side was made out of crow.
My friends mom used to see "Oh cheese balls!" isn't of darn it.
and every one knows the jokes...
Who's the best? Chicken Breast
Do you know why? Chicken Thigh