Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Bologna Snobs

Okay, I'm taking a break from my travel blogs because this one has been in my head for a few days! What is a bologna snob?

I have to go back to my childhood when we lived out in the country and frankly we were not a rich family. Lunches if they weren't peanut butter and homemade jam (we owned a blueberry rock and had tons of wild strawberries which are very tiny!!!!!), then we had cheese and mayonnaise sandwiches a lot. Mom used to buy those huge 5 pound blocks of cheese that lasted forever (now that I'm a Mom I know they last about 2 weeks!) and so that's what I remember we had most (plus tupperware cups with drink crystals inside that we would fill with water at the water fountain and thus have juice!!). Mom also reminded me that it was almost always homemade bread too, how did she do it!!! I don't think it was until we moved into town that she started buying lunch meat and of course it was mostly bologna or salami. So I learned to love bologna sandwiches, with mustard and butter on white bread! Real healthy I know but they are just so good, not too many tastes..... just butter, tangy mustard and the bologna! ( I also like mock chicken, the meat with mac n cheese, or the kind with pimento in it, not real fussy with lunch meat).

So fast forward a few years to my family......... who are all bologna snobs!! If its not black forest ham, I don't know why I bother buying it!! They turn up their nose and refuse to eat it......or just complain and whine about it!! Why don't you buy the nice deli meat they say........ and I tell them because I flatly refuse to spend 10 bucks on a few slices of processed meat that is sliced super thin! At least with bologna you can buy the thick slices!! Not only that but only one likes mustard, someone else doesn't like mayonnaise, someone else wants the tomato in a separate container because it makes the bread soggy........ and I start yelling, "Do you think this is a restaurant? Because in this house you are going to get what you get and like it!!!" They don't believe me.......
So the package of bologna sits lonely in the fridge because I can only eat so many in one day....... maybe I should just go back to buying that big hunk of cheese!!!!


reina granger said...

Hi Kasandra.
You forgot to mention it was homemade bread most of the time.
And also peanut butter and jam sandwich was one of the favorite.
Love Mom Reina.

Anonymous said...

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You nicely summed up the issue. I would add that this doesn’t exactly concenplate often. xD Anyway, good post…


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